A Real Band and Orchestra Specialty Store

Schmidt’s Music was originally founded as a repair shop,
and top-quality repair service remains the core of the business today

When you bring your instrument to us, you can trust that we will always handle it with care and you can continue to have confidence in our determination to keep you safe and get your instrument back to you as soon as possible

Bring your instrument in today!

Ask about our maintenance program!  For a small monthly payment  (between $13-$16/month) you could be covered

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Our seven repair technicians are the best in the region, and draw from over 100 years of combined experience. They have the tools, parts, and expertise to diagnose and repair any problem with your instrument.

All Major Brands

We are fully qualified to service all major brands of band and orchestra instruments, and our extensive parts inventory ensures a quick turn-around time.

The Choice of Educators and Professionals

Local band directors trust us exclusively to service all of their school-owned instruments.

Our repair shop draws professional musicians from New Orleans to Tallahassee.
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“I have done a lot of touring over the years and sometimes you run into problems and need some repair work done. While on tour in Pensacola, my horn decided to stop working. I panicked!  A local suggested that I should go to Schmidt’s Music. The trumpet I was playing at the time was my father’s horn and I was really nervous about letting someone I had never met work on it. I shouldn’t have been nervous. I walked into the store and the staff took great care of me. These guys were top notch in their customer service and their repair work. I have never brought any of my horns to any other place since. I stop by every time I am in the area and even send other New Orleans musicians over to Schmidt’s. It’s the best place for your horn to be when it needs a little TLC. I trust them and so should you.”

Mark Levron
Professional Trumpet Player
New Orleans, LA

Ultrasonic Technology

We are the only repair shop in the area with an ultrasonic cleaning tank. Ultrasonic cleaning is the safest, most effective way to clean musical instruments, parts, and mouthpieces. It’s essentially the same process that a jeweler would use to clean precious stones and settings, but on a much larger scale. The item being cleaned is submerged into a special tank filled with liquid (water and a mild detergent) and a transducer generates ultrasonic waves which cause an agitation effect. The sound waves thoroughly clean all surfaces, bends and crevices, eliminating the need for harsh chemicals or solvents.   Contact us  to learn more, or to schedule an appointment for your instrument to be ultrasonically cleaned.


Please note: Not all repair shops have the capability for ultrasonic cleaning, so be sure to ask before you let someone service your instrument.