The Band Shoppe is Maryland’s premier musical instrument repair & service shop, located on the Catonsville , “Music City Maryland”, Baltimore City line.
The Band Shoppe is owned and operated by Lee Hirschmann. Lee graduated from MNSE Tech for Band Instrument Repair and also graduated from Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery. Lee has been a proud & continuous member of NAPBIRT , National Association of Professional Band Instrument Repair Technicians, since 2012. With over 10 years experience professionally building, repairing, servicing, buying and selling musical instruments.
Lee is one of the areas finest technicians servicing; brass, woodwind, fretted, and orchestral stringed instruments. Serving as a NAPBIRT Clinician regionally and at the national level, Lee not only teaches other technicians, but he too is a dedicated student of his craft. In efforts to keep his clients instruments performing the best they can, Lee is constantly learning new methods and refining his techniques. During his career he has successfully repaired; guitars, mandolins, banjos, bass guitars, brass, woodwinds, and orchestral strings totaling over 7,000 instruments. Lee’s clientele includes, military bands, national touring artists, local music venues, recording studios, private teachers, school band programs, and members of the Baltimore Ravens Marching Band.
The Band Shoppe is stocked with some the finest tooling, parts, supplies and unique machinery . The Band Shoppe houses not only 1 but 2 Ultrasonic cleaners onsite! From piccolos to tubas, trumpets to baritone saxophones, they have a tank to fit your horns cleaning needs. With some of the other amazing tools they have onsite, The Band Shoppe offers MDRS (magnetic dent removal), mouthpiece facing, custom pick up winding, acoustic neck resets, refretting, restorations and endless other services. If you are looking for that hard to find or no longer made part for your brass or woodwind instrument, they got you covered. In addition to a full wood working shop, The Band Shoppe also has a metal lathe, and milling machine onsite. The Band Shoppe can fabricate almost anything your instrument may need.
Whether you’re a beginner or professional musician, The Band Shoppe can handle your instrument service needs. Contact Us to schedule your next service, customization or repair today!