Band Instrument Repair Program - SE Tech Red Wing  

Band Instrument Repair Program - Instructors

• John Maddox

John Maddox holds his bachelor's degree in Trombone Performance from the University of South Florida. He then graduated from the Band Instrument Repair program at Minnesota State College Southeast in Red Wing in May 2012. John first worked for Fix This! Musical Instrument Repair in Chicago as a woodwind technician, repairing all saxophones, clarinets, and some overflow of brass. In 2013, John returned to the Twin Cities to open his own repair shop, Mad Dog Brass and Woodwind Repair, specializing in customizations and pro-level work.

Simultaneously, he divided his time to work at Southdale Instrument Repair where he repaired all flutes and trombones. When the business changed hands (becoming Twin Cities Instrument Repair), John’s responsibilities changed to all saxophones, bass clarinets, and trombones. In 2016, he joined the repair staff at Davenport Repair within Schmitt Music.

Since 2013, John has served as a substitute instructor in Red Wing and has been an active member of BIR’s Advisory Committee, conducting student assessments and recommending improvements to instruction and facilities. Through NAPBIRT, John has presented regional clinics on flute shimming techniques and on sourcing tools and supplies on a budget.

He joined the faculty of the MSC Southeast BIR program as a full-time instructor in 2018.

In his own words: I am very excited to be joining the team of faculty at Minnesota State College Southeast in Red Wing as an instructor. I look forward to continuing the legacy of stellar instruction that has placed the Band Instrument Repair program in Red Wing as leader in this field. My vision will be to continue to provide graduates with the knowledge and skills they will need to excel as they enter the work place.




Lucas Pemberton
John Maddox