"Owing to my background and experience, it is my objective to offer my customers the highest level of professionalism by providing the best of two worlds: European craftsmanship and tradition, and North American inventiveness and efficiency.
I would like to help musicians of all ages and proficiency levels to develop enthusiasm, passion and the love of playing."
Marius Kowalski - owner/operator
Marius Kowalski has over twenty five years of experience in repair, servicing and designing of woodwind instruments. His career, education and training span across four countries and two continents. After graduating from Warsaw Music Academy (Poland) and working as a clarinet teacher and orchestra musician, he moved to London, England. Soon after, he was hired by T. W. Howarth, one of Europe's leading oboe manufacturers and suppliers of woodwind instruments, where he worked as an instrument repair specialist. Later on he initiated and actively participated in the designing and development of increasingly known Howarth clarinets. His additional experience from that period includes: employment at London Guildhall University (at that time City of London Polytechnic) in the department of Music Technology, teaching repair and restoration techniques for woodwind instruments, Michael White Musical Instruments in London, helping establishing this company as a leading purveyor of restored instruments. In 1996 Marius moved across the Atlantic Ocean to the very beautiful part of the North American continent - Nova Scotia, Canada where he currently resides. He worked for a period of time for Musicstop Ltd. as a woodwind specialist and at that time obtained Straubinger Flute Pads Certification in Indianapolis, USA. One of his favourite activities is inventing and designing trade tools and repair procedures. Many of his tools are widely used by instrument repair technicians around the world. He is an active member of NAPBIRT (National Association of Professional Band Instrument Repair Technicians) giving presentations of repair methods during International Conferences and Regional Clinics in the USA and Canada.