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Instrument Repair & Service

Music Services

Location: Lower Level Grand Arcade, 16 Willis Street, Wellington Telephone: (+64) 04 472 2668 Brad 021 588 738 Email: or

At its core, Music Services is a fully equipped brass and woodwind repair shop with competitive rates nationwide. We provide professional servicing for all qualities of instruments and levels of playing. Given the high regard and demand for our work we operate by appointment only. This allows us to have the instrument repaired and back to you in the shortest time possible.


Elaine Ward

Elaine's international career spans 35 years and she has brought to Wellington a wealth of experience after moving here from Canada. After receiving a Bachelor of Music Degree and a High School Music Teachers Certificate, she apprenticed with Bob MacDonald, a highly respected technician in Vancouver. Elaine is Straubinger qualified and has spent time with Brannen Brothers flute makers, Howarths factory, and Backun Musical Services. Elaine has also taught instrument repair at a post secondary level institution in Canada.

Brad Teal

Brad has over 15 years of experience as a repair technician. He began working with Elaine after completing a Bachelor of Music at Massey University in Jazz Saxophone, and has since worked both in New Zealand and Canada at the art. Brad brings a high level of commitment, skill and creativity to his work, and is a multi-instumentalist with a diverse playing history. From trombone slides to sopranino sax he is your man. Taking care of most of the brass and dent work at Music Services he has build a solid reputation for taking care of business.

Edison Castilho (Junior)

Junior recently moved to New Zealand from Argentina. With him he brings many many skills to Music Services. With an experience of over 10 years in the industry, repairing for the top musicians in Argentina, Junior specialises in top end flutes and Straubinger padding techniques and most other woodwind work. As a side project Junior is also working on instrument engraving and crafting his own flute head joint.

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Speaker Repairs, Live Sound Hire

Location: PO Box 17 592, Sumner, Christchurch. Contact: Paul Matthews, Ph: +64 3 379 9189

Sound System Services Ltd was established in 1987. Our aim is to offer personal “hands on” service based on experience and a first hand knowledge of the live music industry.

Co founder of the company, Paul Matthews gained valuable background knowledge working in the electronics industry before becoming a professional musician in 1978 and working in some of Christchurch’s leading bands. 20 years later, while still playing in live bands, Paul has moved to the other side of the mixing console and now works as a sound technician mixing live sound for Christchurch’s only cabaret - Twiggers, using state of the art equipment supplied and installed by Sound System Services. This working knowledge is invaluable when informing and advising our clients about the vast range of sound and lighting equipment available today.

Sound System Services specialises in selling and installing professional equipment with the emphasis on getting the right product to meet each clients needs. All sales are personally handled by Paul and extensive backup and advice are readily available.


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