Welcome to FirstChair Instrument Repair! St. Cloud, Florida's only Band Instrument Repair shop! We provide excellent repair services for any band instrument. If you need a pad replaced, a dent removed, or a complete repad, give us a call. Don't forget to sign our guestbook.
We are a family owned business that specializes in Band Instrument repair for all band instruments including saxophones, flutes, clarinets, trumpets, trombones, and tubas.
We are also a school vendor and service the schools of Osceola County, FL. If your instrument is in need of repair please feel free to contact us by phone or e-mail.
Meet the Technician!
Flutist Maureen Russ has lived in St. Cloud, Florida for most of her life. A 2002 honors graduate of St. CloudHigh School, she was principal flute of their Wind Ensemble for two years. A 2006 magna cum laude graduate of the Stetson University School of Music with a Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance, Maureen has performed in the University Symphony Orchestra since her freshman year, and competed in the University’s 2004 Concerto Competition.
After graduation, Maureen went on to teach music to underprivileged children as part of the Gift for Music program in Orlando Elementary schools. This program focused mainly on teaching students in grades 3 through 5 the basic skills of an orchestral instrument to prepare them for middle school orchestra. Without this program, these students would not otherwise have this opportunity.
After teaching for five years, Maureen studied Band Instrument Repair at Minnesota State College Southeast Technical in Red Wing, MN graduating with high honors. She worked in Orange Park, FL at Costello’s Music as a repair technician for one year before moving back to St. Cloud and starting her own business named FirstChair Band Instrument Repair. Maureen is a NAPBIRT (National Association of Professional Band Instrument Repair Technicians) member and an experienced tech in the field.