The Team

The technicians of BLOW Woodwind & Brass Repairs have been providing quality Repairs since 1991. Our top Priority is your Playing pleasure!

BLOW Woodwind and Brass was started by Andy to bring together a team of skilled technicians to bring to Australia the best expertise for Woodwind and Brass musical instrument knowledge.

We believe the best way to achieve this goal is to ensure we give you the complete picture, to explain carefully the service we offer, and give an accurate appraisal of you instrument before we do any work.

We are members of the National Association of Professional Band Instrument Repair Technicians N.A.P.B.I.R.T

Andy Berrington

Owner and Chief Technician

Andy studied Saxophone, Clarinet and Flute in Adelaide, and became fascinated by the technical side of musical instruments, particularly the flute. He trained as a woodwind instrument maker in Germany for 5 years and worked for Trevor J James in London and John Lehner flutes in Sydney before starting For Winds in 1991 becoming one of Australia’s foremost woodwind authorities.

Andy has spent considerable time in many of the most prestigious instrument making factories around the world learning the skills from the source!

Noel

Brass & Woodwind Technician

Noel studied Trombone at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music before starting as an apprentice at For Winds. Noel is a natural craftsman who has put his training as a technician and musicianship into the repair of musical instruments to achieve levels of repair rarely seen.

Noel has worked for For WindsMusicorp and Billy Hyde Wind and Brass and has been at BLOW since July 2007. Noel frequently contributes articles about the interesting repair work he carries out for customers at Blow.

Visit the blog pages to see what he does.

Peter

Brass & Woodwind Technician

Peter Williams has a fine eye for detail that has led him through various trades before finding Instrument repair.

Peter has been a technician for the last 18 years and has been with the team at BLOW woodwind and brass for much of that time with the exception of a stint in Hong Kong part way through.

Peter is a perfectionist who loves to see a job through to the very end without compromise.

 

 

 

Nick

Apprentice Technician

Nick Debrueys is a Trombone player from Mackay who is currently training with BLOW woodwind and Brass. We are very excited to have Nick training with us as he is already proving to be a skilled and sensitive technician (a rare find).

At some stage we will lose Nick to Mackay, but our loss is Mackay’s gain. We also hope that he will be available to come on board from time to time to service instruments for our customers in Brisbane too.

Marissa

Retail & Education

Marissa is our Retail and Education specialist.

She started playing and competing on trumpet/cornet at the age of 6. She completed her studies on Trumpet under Geoff Spiller at the Conservatorium of Music – Griffith University.

Having over 25 years of experience in the music field, including being a qualified Classroom and Instrumental Music teacher she is happy to help you with whatever you require.