Instrument Repair

Joel Smith Music is the leading band instrument repair facility on the lower Eastern Shore. In addition to general consumer repairs, Joel Smith Music does repairs for schools in the following counties: Wicomico, Worcester, Somerset, Dorchester, Talbot, Sussex(DE), Accomac (VA), as well as Salisbury University, and University of Maryland, Eastern Shore.

Instrument Repair Drop Off Locations

The Guitar Man Music Store
1013 S. Salisbury Blvd.
Salisbury, MD 21804
(Next to Burger King just north of Salisbury University)
Mon-Sat 10a-6p
(I stop by virtually everyday)

Seaford Music
22876 Sussex Hwy
Seaford, DE 19973
(Rt. 13 in front of Lowes)
Mon-Thu: 10a – 6p
Fri: 10 – 8p
Sat: 10a – 5p
(I stop by every Tuesday during the school year, as needed during the summer)

School Pickup
If your child goes to school in Wicomico, Worcester, Somerset, Dorchester, or Talbot County, I visit most of the schools once a week during the school year.
Call me at 410-543-1200 and we can discuss the details.


tenorsaxrepairWoodwind Repair

  • Regulation & Adjustment
  • Playing Condition
  • TD & C – Tear Down & Clean
  • Basic Repad
  • Deluxe Repad
  • Overhaul



crackedtrpt_5Brass Repair

  • TD & C – Tear Down & Clean
  • Ultrasonically Clean
  • Valve/Slide Work
  • Soldering




Orchestral String Repaircellobridge

  • Restringing
  • Soundpost – making/setting
  • Peg Work
  • Bridge Adjustment/Fabrication
  • Other Minor Repairs



Joel R. Smith – Repairman

Upon graduation from James M. Bennett High School in 1982, Joel attended The Eastern School of Musical Instrument Repair in Irvington, NJ. While enrolled at Eastern, Joel worked at City Music Center in Union, NJ, cleaning and servicing band instrument rentals. Upon graduation from Eastern in 1983, Joel returned to Salisbury and opened Salisbury Music & Instrument Repair with his parents. In the summer of 2014, Joel closed Salisbury Music & moved his repair shop into his house, renaming the business Joel Smith Music.

Joel is a member of:

napbirt logo NAPBIRT – The National Association of Professional Band Instrument Repair Technicians

image Delphi Band Instrument Repair Forum (members only)

Since graduation Joel has attended:

  • Yamaha Repair & Technology Seminar – Grand Rapids, MI
  • NAPBIRT Regional Clinic in Frederick, MD in October 2008
  • NAPBIRT Regional Clinic in Norfolk, VA in February 2009


Woodwind Bench


Brass Bench


String Bench



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