Jeff's Woodwind Shop


© 2016 Jeff's Woodwind Shop

What does Jeff Do?

Jeff's Woodwind Shop is a Baltimore-based repair facility specializing in service to professional woodwind musicians.  Instruments for players in major symphony orchestras, the nation's elite military bands, studio and touring musicians, and local freelancers and educators are all routinely serviced by Jeff. 

 At JWS hand-made instruments used by the most discriminating artists are kept in peak condition.  Player preferences are noted and accommodated, often with modifications made to "dial in" the feel of the instrument for the player.  Vintage instruments are brought up to modern mechanical standards while preserving their time-honored qualities.  Antiques are restored, repaired, or conserved.

Jeff proudly sells and recommends Wiseman and Key Leaves products.

Who is Jeff?

Baltimore, MD

Kind words about Jeff's Woodwind Shop

1861 Adolphe Sax soprano saxophone from the collection of Paul Cohen.

Service by appointment             +1.7164305296

Jeff Dening has been repairing musical instruments professionally for over 25 years. He has worked in and operated repair shops in 6 states, studying with some of the most discriminating and demanding technicians in the field. Also a trained machinist, Jeff combines these skills, his deep experience with the precision and history of hand made flutes, and his background as a concert saxophonist and doubler to create solutions and provide results that keep the most discriminating musicians returning year after year.

Jeff regularly repairs instruments for professional musicians such as members of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra, The President's Own United States Marine Band, The United States Army Band ("Pershing's Own"), The United States Navy Band, The United States Air Force Band,  The Buffalo Philharmonic, The Rochester Philharmonic, The Atlanta Symphony, and Apollo's Fire, as well as faculty and students of noted conservatories such as The Juilliard School, The Manhattan School of Music, Peabody Conservatory, The Eastman School of Music, Indiana University, and Oberlin College.
Jeff Dening is trained and certified to install Straubinger, Muramatsu, and JS Gold pads.

​All service at Jeff's Woodwind Shop is done by appointment.

The hourly shop rate for scheduled repairs is $105/hour.

Emergency repairs are billed at $155/hour with a half hour minimum.