Regional Clinic - Sioux City, IA
March 3, 2018

Contact Information:
Mark Schmedinghoff:
Phone:   712.274.8733 x 1306
Location:   [ Map Link ]

Western Iowa Tech Community College
4647 Stone Ave
Sioux City, IA   51102

--------[ Clinics & Clinicians ]--------

Practical use of the Dent Machine
Dan Rieck

In this session, I will demonstrate using the Ferree Z60 dent machine to remove dents from trumpet bells to tuba bells and everything in between. Topics covered will include old-style versus new-style tooling and when it is appropriate to use either of these types of tools. There will also be an overview of the attachments offered with the Z60.

Woodwind Dent Removal
Dan Rieck

This session will focus on removing dents in woodwind instruments. We will also discuss refitting loose joints, especially on flutes. I will outline some best practices to use when approaching any dent repair, what I consider to be the "rules" of dent removal.

Dan Rieck has worked in the music industry since the early 1980's. His experience includes music teaching and performance, music retail sales and service and band instrument repair. He has worked in many music stores throughout the country, both as a technician and shop manager. Dan owns and operates an independent full-service repair shop in Aberdeen, SD, serving customers throughout the U.S. He is frequently in demand as a repair clinician and consultant, and is an active member of NAPBIRT.

Beyond The Basics
Ned Nagy

Beyond the Basics I

This clinic will deal with some of the aspects of woodwind repair that are not requested by the customer and as a result may be overlooked. An example can be: removing, inspecting and resealing the boot U tube plate on bassoons. Other topics to be discussed are:
  • water-proofing tone holes
  • removing rusty screws
  • maintenance of clutch mechanisms
  • other

Beyond the Basics II

In this session we will discuss the different ways of modifying woodwinds to enhance their performing capabilities. We will also touch on the topic of what repair creates the most anxiety. It's a topic that I've thought about for a long time. I have my own fears and would encourage anyone attending to bring their experiences along to share with the group. An example would be: finding that elusive buzz on a particular note, how to hunt it down and solve the problem.

Ned Nagy graduated from Allied Repair School in 1978 and has been employed by White House of Music in Waukesha, WI since then. As the senior woodwind repair technician and being Straubinger certified, he services woodwinds for the local schools, students and professionals in addition to several of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra performers. Ned is a professional musician and performs with several big bands, orchestras and wind ensembles in the Milwaukee area.

Ned joined NAPBIRT in 1978 and has written articles for the TechniCom as well as presented and hosted National and Regional clinics. In addition, he regularly gives clinics and tutorials to graduate level performance students at UW-Milwaukee.

Ned was blessed to be able to work alongside the renowned Chuck Hedges for several years. In return, Ned is always looking for ways to learn and help others to expand their knowledge about woodwind repair.

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

Saturday:   March 3, 2018

  8:00 - Welcome - Refreshments:  Courtesy of Ray's Midbell Music
  8:30 - Session 1: Practical Use of the Dent Machine - Dan Rieck
10:00 - Break
10:30 - Session 2: Woodwind Dent Removal - Dan Rieck
12:00 - Lunch:  Courtesy of Ray's Midbell Music
  1:00 - Session 3: Beyond The Basics - Part 1 - Ned Nagy
  2:30 - Break
  3:00 - Session 4: Beyond The Basics - Part 2 - Ned Nagy
  4:30 - Adjourn

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

Please read and understand the:   Cancellation Policy

Early Bird Rate:  $80.00 (On or before Saturday, February 10, 2018)
Regular Rate:     $95.00 (Starting Sunday, February 11, 2018)
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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.