Regional Clinic - Renton, WA
November 21, 2015

Contact Information:
Dan Bainbridge:
Phone:   425.235.2453
Location:   [ Map Link ]

Renton Technical College
3000 NE 4th St.
Renton, WA   98056

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Clean and Quick Soldering Techniques for Playing Condition Repair
Daryl Hickman

Saving time while completing the job accurately is the name of the game when repairing both school and stock instruments. From piccolos to sousaphones, this clinic will cover common soldering repairs and techniques that can be utilized without disassembly of the instrument, saving the busy technician both time and energy. We will discuss the uses of various heat sources and products that yield quality results and high customer satisfaction.

Getting the Most Out of Your Dent Tools: Reaching the Seemingly Unreachable
Daryl Hickman

Returning an instrument to the customer better than we received it is paramount to building a strong repair business and developing good will. Quick dent removal following the cleaning process is one method that you can deliver "added value" to your customers. In this clinic, we will cover options for the use of tools that are commonly found in shops to improve the cosmetic results of our services. Included will be tool maintenance and modification, as well as shop set up for efficient delivery of dent removal services.

Daryl Hickman holds an Associate in Science degree from Central Florida Community College, an Associate of Applied Science in Musical Instrument Repair from Renton Technical College, a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology from the University of Cincinnati and a Master of Music Education degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia where he served as Graduate Instructor of Bands, Instrumental Rehearsal Techniques and Music Theory.

Daryl spent ten years as Instructor and Program Coordinator of Band Instrument Repair Technology at Renton Technical College in Washington. AT RTC, he developed a reputation as an outstanding educator and international clinician in the field of musical instrument repair. He was awarded the 2007 Outstanding Faculty Award for his efforts both in the classroom and for his work on several campus committees. During this time, Daryl represented Region 7 on the Board of Directors of NAPBIRT and served as the organization's president from 2007-2009.

Prior to his appointment at Renton Technical College, Mr. Hickman owned his own musical instrument repair business and taught instrumental music in the public schools of Florida and Missouri.

Daryl's musical background includes duty as a tuba player with the U.S. Army's 24th Infantry Division Band (Desert Shield/Storm), the 571st Air Force Band of the Missouri Air National Guard and is currently a member of the Gainesville Pops. He's an FAA-certified Airline Transport Pilot and Flight Instructor of gliders and airplanes, an independent musical instrument repair technician/consultant and owner/flight instructor with

Bass Clarinet - Service and Repair
Chris Arent

Part 1: Getting Started
We will discuss the various tools and techniques used to get a bass clarinet ready for padding and adjustments including key fitting, tone hole repair and material selection and why we should give the bass clarinet the love and attention it deserves.

Part 2: Adjustments and That Pesky Register Key
This section will present how to set regulation and adjustments on low Eb and low C bass clarinets and their larger cousins. Also, we will explain how the various register key systems function and playlets patterns that will help troubleshoot leaks and response problems.

Chris Arent earned degrees in Music Education and Theory/Composition while studying saxophone at Michigan State University. After a brief foray in public school and private studio teaching, Chris took an apprenticeship at Meridian Winds in East Lansing, MI. Chris has worked for Don Wilson Music Co. in Lexington, KY and has been shop manager at Ted Brown Music Co. in Tacoma, WA since 2001.

Chris is a Certified Straubinger technician and has presented several sessions for NAPBIRT at Annual Conferences and Regional Clinics. He also gives local clinics on maintenance and repairs and is an active saxophonist in the Tacoma area.

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Saturday:   November 21, 2015

  8:00 - Welcome
  8:30 - Session 1: Clean and Quick Soldering - Daryl Hickman
10:00 - Break
10:30 - Session 2: Getting the Most Out of Your Dent Tools - Daryl Hickman
12:00 - Lunch:
  1:00 - Session 3: - Bass Clarinet - Part 1 - Chris Arent
  2:30 - Break
  3:00 - Session 4: - Bass Clarinet - Part 2 - Chris Arent
  4:30 - Adjourn

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Please read and understand the:   Cancellation Policy

Early Bird Rate:  $80.00 (On or before Saturday, October 31, 2015)
Regular Rate:     $95.00 (Starting Sunday, November 1, 2015)
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