At Hurst, our repair shop has the finest and most experienced technicians available. Students and professionals alike depend on their quality workmanship. Come in and take advantage of over 55 years of accumulated repair experience at Hurst.

Karen Gleason

Woodwind/Brasswind Repair

A graduate of Allied Music Repair Tech School, Karen has over 40 years of repair experience.  Before arriving at Hurst Music, Karen was the shop manager of a nationally renowned music retailer in Madison Wisconsin.  Karen had done both saxophone and double reed work for 7 years exclusively, as well brass work exclusively for 10 years.  Karen likes to  watch the Green Bay Packers during her spare time. 

Kevin Dennison

String Repair

Kevin is a retired music educator from central Kentucky where he taught band, jazz and music theory over the course of his 27 year career.  Upon his retirement, he apprenticed as a woodwind repair technician with Lee Sabel at Hurst Music.  Kevin began to focus specifically on orchestral string repair at the request of his wife who was an orchestra teacher.  He received some of his training by attending string repair courses offered by NAPBIRT (National Association of Band Instrument Repair Technicians).  He is a composer/arranger that focuses primarily on music for small ensembles.  His publications are available for purchase at Hurst Music. 

Rodney Riggs

Woodwind/Brasswind Repair

A native of Winchester, Rodney is a 2013 graduate of Morehead State University where he earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree and minored in Business.  While at Morehead, Rodney performed in the Symphonic Band, the Trombone Choir, and the Tuba & Euphonium Ensemble.  He then went to Elkhorn Wisconsin where he received his Band Instrument Repair Certification from Badger State Repair School. 

Phil Grigson

Percussion Repair

A graduate of the University of Kentucky where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education, Phil retired from Paris High School in 2012 after serving for more than 25 years as its band director.  While at Paris High School, Phil’s bands won numerous awards and were widely known for their incredible musicality.  Phil brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in both marching and concert percussion products and repair.  Whether it’s simply changing a head, polishing cymbals or completely reviving a drum, contact Phil to arrange an appointment for him to do any on-site percussion repair today!