Category Archives: Repairs / Service

Clarinet Care & Maintenance

The clarinet is a very delicate instrument. It’s keys are made from soft metal and can bend easily if handled incorrectly. Should this happen, the airtight seal between the pads and the holes will be broken and the clarinet will either play poorly or not at all.

At Mall Music we see the result of improper assembly and disassembly when these instruments come in for repair. It’s saddening to see many issues that could have been avoided with proper care. We recommend you learn how to assemble and care for your instrument correctly by watching our instructional video below. You’ll extend the life and quite possibly reduce the costs of avoidable repairs!

Here are the things you will need:

Interested in learning to play the clarinet? Why not check out our list of local woodwind music teachers!