Our wonderful clients are the reason we’re in business. Here is what our clients are saying about us.
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Best experience I’ve ever had at a shop. Thanks for the amazing service!!! Sarah M
The owner is a consummate professional. His level of skill and knowledge is unmatched in his field. I ONLY trust my instruments to The Band Shoppe and they have handily earned my lifelong support and patronage! -Patrick S.
Lee really does artist quality work! – Tom P.
Thanks for doing an excellent job on my husbands Ovation & Yamaha!. -Tina S.
Let me take a moment to brag on Lee Hirschmann at The Band Shoppe for the incredible amount of time and work he put into making my horn playable after a major accident. I don’t know many repair techs who will machine a part for your instrument while you wait, and then proceed to show you each facet of the repair, letting you leave understanding your instrument and it’s mechanisms on a higher level. This man is a phenomenal repairman, and a great person!- Kyle J.
Lee is awesome! He really knows what he is doing. He has had excellent training and now trains others around the world. Awesome experience! – Vicki G.
It was so nice to get out of rehearsal at 5:30 and get your voicemail. Thank you for the phone call, this email and just for being one of the cooler people on this planet. Seriously, on behalf of GCS and myself, I would like to say thank you for all you’ve done. The students are EXCITED to get their instruments back! Again, thanks Lee for all you’ve done. -Brant C.
Lee in Woodwinds/Brass Repair Rocks! Some of the best service I have gotten anywhere in a long time. My daughter has clarinet camp this week and her instrument broke. Lee was able to fix it in a matter of minutes. Not only that… but he was enthusiastic, warm and friendly. It was close to the end of his shift, but I know he would have stayed late if need be. Highly knowledgeable… you will have no reservations leaving your instrument in his capable hands. Lee has had years of study learning how to fix what he does.. Talented Guy! -Veronica W.
If you need work done on woodwinds, brass, strings, or guitars Lee Hirschmann is your man! Whether doing routine maintenance or emergency repair on my Selmer Mark VII tenor sax, or completely disassembling, cleaning, and restoring my 1919 Conn New Wonder baritone sax to an amazing condition similar to when it was first manufactured 97 years ago, or taking a myriad of my E-Bay finds and putting them in excellent playing condition, I have always trusted Lee. I was one of his first customers, first meeting him during his second week as a full time band instrument technician. Here is a list of my horns he has worked on over the years. Saxes: 2 tenors, 2 altos, 2 baritones, 2 sopranos, a C-melody, and a sopranino. Clarinets: 3 sopranos, 2 bass, an alto, and a contra-alto. Flutes: 2 C flutes, an alto, a bass, and a piccolo. And if that isn’t enough, he reset the neck of my treasured Martin D35 guitar. In every single case Lee has done an outstanding job! And on top of that he is just a super nice guy! We have spent many pleasant hours over the years talking and comparing both vintage and new horns and I consider him a friend. Lee both knows his stuff and is a gifted musical instrument technician/artist. He is and will always be my go to horn and guitar person.-Gary K.
Lee has worked on my guitars over the last 5 years. He is honest, his prices are very reasonable but most important his work is spectacular! I will continue to give Lee my business and encourage everyone to do the same. -Don B,
I’m a nationally touring musician 10 months out of the year. Lee is the only one I trust to work on my horns. Friendly and knowledgable, Lee has created a name for himself creating tools specific for the job, and caring for your instrument like it was his own child.-Daniel B.
I’m very excited for you and your new business. You’re a very fine technician and I know I can rely on you when I need a repair on one of my instruments. Thank you for your knowledge, use of the highest quality parts and before all your friendly approach to every customer. Also you respect everyone’s time, you get the instrument ready by the time it is promised. Good luck and can’t wait to check out your new digs.-Milos T.
I’ve been taking my saxophones to Lee for years now, for a wide range of issues from minor tweaks to major overhauls. He has also given me great advice about sax purchases. The attention he has given to my needs and the care he has given to my instruments has been truly phenomenal. He is extremely knowledgeable and meticulous, and has deep appreciation for fine musical instruments. He is always quick to help out with my repair needs. Lee really is one of the nicest people I’ve ever worked with in the instrument business. The guy is a real gem, and at this point I can’t imagine bringing my instruments needs to anyone else. -Dan N
The only place I will let touch my euphonium. Fast and professional service and military friendly- Gabby H
Just got my Seagull guitar back from being fixed and adjusted at The Band Shoppe in Paradise/Catonsville. I’ve been putting off doing this for quite some time. It took only 3 days, which is much faster than I ever expected. I did not expect to get back a perfectly adjusted guitar, but that is exactly what I got. I don’t know what kind of magic Lee Hirschmann performed on my on my guitar but it even sounds better than it did before I took it there. So I guess this is an ad because I highly recommend taking your instrument there.- Brian C
All Stars all the way! Lee did a spectacular job getting my upright bass back in order. Sound post, bridge filed and fine tuned, new string set up, hell he even elevated the need for the electrical tape holding on my rubber foot! If attention to detail, local, down to earth support is what you’re looking for, here it is!- Dan Z
If you are looking for friendly, knowledgeable and helpful staff to assist with your children’s musical desires…the Band Shoppe is the place to go. I can’t tell you how pleased I was with my visits for repairs and instrument rentals. Thank you to Cole and Kirstyn for all your help.-Latoya H.
Lee- you did a great job with my flute repair! I’ve owned this instrument for 30 years, and it never sounded this good. Suddenly I feel like a distant cousin of Rampal. LOL! (…really distant)- Bill G
My man William Lee Hirschmann at The Band Shoppe fixed up my horn for some upcoming performances next week. Don’t let his humbleness fool ya – just look at all those tools and certificates! Grateful to have you running my pit crew. If you’re in the Baltimore area and need repairs and adjustments, this guy has you covered!- Derrick M
Lee is awesome! He really knows what he is doing. He has had excellent training and now trains others around the world. Awesome experience! – Vicki G
Lee’s work is second-to-none! He’s always willing to go the extra mile and is an outstanding resource and friend for the Elville Center for the Creative Arts. We appreciate all he does and highly, highly recommend him!- Jeff S
I would love to thank Lee and The Band Shoppe crew for the fantastic work and detail they provided. The Band Shoppe has phenomenal service and I recommend Lee and staff to any musician and instrument lover! – Mat L
Thorough, personal, and great quality work. My clarinet plays like a whole new instrument. – Alysia M
Lee does amazing work on string instruments. He has fixed both electric and acoustic instruments for my orchestra and even did an emergency repair by creating a handmade part for one of my double basses before a concert. I highly recommend The Band Shoppe !- Lauren M
I had heard many extremely positive things about Lee’s Band Shoppe. I finally stopped putting off calling him and picked up the phone. I explained that my contrabassoon needed some attention and that I needed it for the first weekend in January. He made an appointment for me today (New Year’s Day) and spent several hours working on it. It’s like a brand new horn now. An added plus is that he is less than 2 miles from my house, so now I have no reason to put off minor repairs. -Richard S.
I am a private flute instructor and send all of my students to Lee! He does great work quickly and at a very affordable price! Whenever I or a student have an emergency repair Lee does his best to fit us in as soon as possible so we always have instruments in working order! I would definitely recommend The Band Shoppe to a beginner or a professional! – Sarah C.
Lee is kind, thorough, and knowledgable. He clearly takes pride in doing high quality work and ensuring that his customers are completely satisfied. I contacted him with very short notice for an “emergency” repair and he saw me within the hour. He took his time with me, despite the fact that it was after hours. My son came with me, as it was his instrument, and Lee went out of his way to show him the details and explain things to him. I absolutely recommend this shop for maintenance and repairs! – Maura W.
All Stars all the way! Lee did a spectacular job getting my upright bass back in order. Sound post, bridge filed and fine tuned, new string set up, hell he even elevated the need for the electrical tape holding on my rubber foot! If attention to detail, local, down to earth support is what you’re looking for, here it is! – Dan Z.
I brought my 40+ year old Benge 5X to Lee for an overhaul. After cleaning, dent removal, and adjustments Lee returned a beautiful, super fast horn. I almost had to check the serial number to make sure it was the same horn !! AMAZING job. Well beyond my expectations. All my horns will go to The Band Shoppe. Thanks Lee and Cole. – Ken .
They did a great job ultrasonic cleaning my B flat and C trumpet. They also performed some minor repairs, and my C trumpet slots better than it ever has. They’re a friendly and professional bunch, and their expertise made my horns easier to play in tune and more free blowing.-Ken K