Regional Clinic - Tempe, AZ
November 12-13, 2016

Contact Information:
Mike Nye
Phone:   480.752.3260
Location:   [ Map Link ]

Mike Nye Instrument Repair
943 E Guadalupe Rd
Tempe, AZ   85283

--------[ Clinics & Clinician ]--------

Hands-On Trombone / Dent Machine / Lathe
Dave Snow

Our typical Regional Clinic is usually a single day. However, while putting this clinic together, it became quite clear that it will take more than one day to get through all the information. We've added a four hour session on Sunday for you to hone your skills with Dave Snow so he can observe and offer individual instruction.

Trombone Slides Made Easy: You will learn how to effectively diagnose various situations. Using common sense and having a "plan" before you pick up any tools will greatly assist you with a successful result. This clinic will include soldering techniques, alignment procedures, dent removal methods, proper tool usage, cleaning and buffing and what types of oils and creams to use.

Dent Machines Made Easy: Most PC shops have the mistaken reasoning that they would not benefit from having a dent machine because they are only for overhaul shops. While they play a very important role in an overhaul shop, and we will explore some of that, you can really justify the cost of having this tool in your PC shop. Learn the many and varied uses of a dent machine (burnishing machine). We will explore how a dent machine can be utilized to perform tasks you haven't been able to accomplish as well as speeding up your work and improving the quality at the same time. It doesn't matter if you are in a one-person or multi-person shop, everyone can all benefit from this tool.

Lathes Made Easy: No longer considered a "wish list" type of tool, it's becoming more necessary to have some type of a lathe in the repair shop. Trying to obtain parts for instruments seems more difficult and in many cases, parts are just not available. A lathe will assist with making a new part or repair the existing one. In addition to part making, you can tweak an existing tool or fabricate one from scratch. There is just so much more you can do with a lathe in addition to simply sanding tenon corks and woodwind socket replacements.

Dave Snow studied and graduated from Allied Repair School in 1978 then opened Snow Sound Shop in his basement in July. He then worked for a local music store, Music Mart, from 1979 to 1983. He started Blackhawk Music Service in October of 1983. Two years later, he concurrently worked for Allied Music as Service Manager in 1985/86 and grew Blackhawk Music into a full line store with an overhaul shop. In 1997, the name was changed to National Band to focus more on wholesale repair.

David has been a NAPBIRT member since 1978 and has presented clinics at national conferences covering valve rebuilding and service, trombone slide repair, set up and customizing, and dent removal on large brass instruments using old world techniques as well as the new magnetic technologies.

--------[ Schedule ]--------

Saturday:   November 12, 2016

  8:00 - Welcome - Meet & Greet
  8:30 - Session 1: Trombone Slides Made Easy
10:00 - Break
10:30 - Session 2: Dent Machines Made Easy
12:00 - Lunch:
  1:00 - Session 3: Lathes Made Easy
  2:30 - Break
  3:00 - Session 4: Hands-on Lathe / Demo
  4:40 - Adjourn

Sunday:   November 13, 2016

  9:00 - Additional Hands-on Lathe and Dent Machine Practice
  1:00 - Adjourn

--------[ Registration ]--------

Please read and understand the:   Cancellation Policy

Early Bird Rate:  $90.00 (On or before Saturday, October 22, 2016)
Regular Rate:   $105.00 (Starting Sunday, October 23, 2016)
  • All registrations are to be completed electronically using this website.
       (We accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover.)
  • You must be at least 18 years of age.
  • You do not have to be a member of NAPBIRT to register. However, you will need to create an account with us in order to process your registration.
  • If you are a current member, make sure you are logged into the system. Otherwise, you will end up re-typing a lot of information that would automatically be inserted into the registration form.
  • If you are a previous member or you have attended a NAPBIRT clinic in the past, your name should already be in our database. Click Here to request your login information.

By registering for this event, I give my permission for NAPBIRT, Inc. to use, without limitation or obligations, photographs, film footage, or tape recordings which may include my image or voice for the purpose of promoting or interpreting NAPBIRT programs and services.

I waive all claims for damage and/or loss to my person or property which may be caused by an act, or failure to act of NAPBIRT, it's officers, directors, agents, or employees and the hosts and clinicians. I understand that there are inherent dangers in working with tools and repairing instruments and I assume the risk of all dangerous conditions in and about such clinics and waive any and all specific notice of the existence of such conditions.

Online Registration Form

--------[ Lodging ]--------

(not part of registration fee)

Embassy Suites Phoenix - Tempe     480.897.7444
4400 South Rural Rd
Tempe, AZ 85282