Jim Fixes Horns

Musical Wind Instrument Repair Services

About Me

As a wind instrument repairman since 1974 and professional musician, I look forward to having the opportunity helping you with your brass and woodwind repairs and other musical needs.

Call or email me and we can discuss what can be done to quickly return your brass and woodwind instruments to their best possible playing condition.

We accept individual repairs, corporate & school accounts, along with out-of-state repair orders. Pickup and delivery service may be arranged. Get your band instruments repaired here!

Expert brass and woodwind instrument repair by a seasoned professional: trumpet, cornet, trombone (We specialize in trombone slide repair!), french horn, clarinet, bass clarinet, flute, piccolo, saxophone, bari sax, woodwind re-pad, tuba, oboe, band instruments.

Call today at (984)-329-7660


I'm happy to give my endorsement to Jim Petersen. Jim is an excellent repairman. In addition to keeping all my horns up and running, he handles all my student's maladies from stuck mouthpieces to dents, frozen valves and slides, etc. He's also always good for a few stories drawn from his 30 plus years in the business. As his business card says, he is indeed a "good guy".

Tim Stewart

Associate Principal Trumpet

North Carolina Symphony

Jim Petersen is one of finest instrument repairmen I have had the pleasure to work with. Whether he is repairing a trombone slide, removing dents from a damaged tuba bell or just doing a routine cleaning, Jim is efficient and thorough in his work. He is a real craftsman and a genuinely good guy. I highly recommend Jim Petersen Music Instrument Services

Michael Kris

Professor of Low Brass

The University of North Carolina

As a professional musician, I need my instruments in tip top shape. I trust Jim Petersen to get them there, and keep them there. He is a master of his craft and the best slide man in the business. Whether you are a student or a professional, he will give your instrument the same care and attention to detail----and, he's one heck of a nice guy! Whether your instrument needs an overhaul, or just a check-up, take it to Jim Petersen. I do!

Terry Mizesko

Bass Trombonist

North Carolina Symphony

Jim is a master craftsman. He fixes it the first time and you never have to come back. Jim has done superior work for me and my students. Very knowledgeable and professional, quite simply the best repairman I've ever known.

Jerald Shynett

Professor of Trombone and Jazz Studies

University of North Carolina Wilmington

If you want excellent woodwind repair, you must see Jim Petersen. He does my repair work, and I recommend him to all my students.

Curtis Craver - North Carolina’s “clarinetist emeritus”

Former NC Symphony, NC State,

having taught three generations on North Carolinians to play the clarinet

Jim P. has been doing repair work on my trumpets, and my student's trumpets, for years now. He's very careful, does a great job, and has a great sense of humor. As a professional player, my relationship and trust with my repairman is critical to my well being. When I leave my horns with Jim I have no doubts that they will be fixed the way I want. I don't go to anyone else!

Paul Randall

Principal Trumpet

North Carolina Symphony

Just a note (no pun intended) to let you know how much I appreciate your excellent clarinet repair on my instruments as well as my students. We are fortunate to have such a fine craftsman right here in Raleigh to cater to the needs of professionals. I look forward to a continued professional and social relationship with you. With Highest regards,

Mike Cyzewski

Assistant Principal Clarinet

North Carolina Symphony

Jim Petersen is a great guy and a fantastic repairman. He's been working on my horns for years and I confidently refer my students to him when repairs are needed. He's honest, quick and is a wealth of information about horns and mouthpieces.

-Dave Finucane (jazz sax teacher: Duke, UNC, Durham Jazz Workshop)

Jim does a great job on my slide every time I bring it to him. I also especially notice the attentiveness and professional courtesy he gives to everyone that comes to him.

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Jim Petersen is a skilled, knowledgeable, and through repairman. He has been fixing both my students and my instruments for over 30 years. As a band director, it is important to know when you can get the instrument back, and how much it is going to cost. Jim always is quick, and as inexpensive as possible and yet, he always does a wonderful job for me. He fixes instruments for several Universities in the area, and there almost always a quick turnaround time. He is also a great person to listen to with his many years as a professional player. He is a Good Guy!

John Enloe

Retired Wake County Band Director, UNC Marching Tar Heels Staff member, Member of the Triangle British Brass Band, and director of the Old North State Brass Ensemble.

Jim is an amazing technician and human being. I was in need of serious repair while I was guest artist with the North Carolina Symphony. Jim fixed my clarinet in half an hour. I was able to enjoy the rest of my performance knowing I had an instrument in amazing playing condition. Thanks again Jim!!!

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Serving the Raleigh/Durham Area of North Carolina!

Business hours: Please call for hours

Phone: 984-329-7660

Email: jimFixesHorns@gmail.com