We have an oboe and Cor Anglais which Iona has just serviced for us. I can honestly say this is the most thorough and comprehensive service they have ever had! They were fully dismantled and rebuilt with precision- they look amazing as care has been taken to restore both the wood and the keys to original state. People have commented on the tone and performance since the service. We have had the instruments serviced regularly but other services have not achieved this standard. Can't recommend highly enough


I had a student oboe that had been left in bad condition by a previous owner and I took it to Iona at Walker Wind Repairs. Iona did a fantastic job of cleaning it and straightening all the rods out to get it working again. It now plays really well! Thank you Iona.

S. Firth

Iona serviced my oboe recently and it now plays brilliantly and looks as good as new - I’m so impressed with how clean it is! I expected the service to take a few weeks but Iona was very quick to get my instrument back to me and even took the time to talk me through everything that she had done. I would definitely recommend using Iona for woodwind repairs. She does a very thorough job and the aftercare i received was also excellent.

D. Gold

The C sharp key unexpectedly stopped working on my oboe, quickly followed by the rest of the bottom register. Iona fitted my repair in as an emergency, on a Sunday morning. Iona fully dismantled and rebuilt my oboe, replacing springs and pads as necessary, repairing a pillar, cleaning it, oiling it and giving it a polish. Now the instrument sounds better, looks better, and plays better than it ever did before, thanks to Iona I would not hesitate to recommend her, she is a safe pair of hands. She goes the 'extra mile' for her clients. (Donna R G - Marigaux 901 oboe).

H. Brown

Iona has made my oboe sound beautiful! The top notes are now pinging out and it has come back beautifully shiny. The best bit? It hasn’t totally broken the bank account!!


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