Ben Schildgen and Peter Hart are Band and Orchestra Instrument Repair Specialists at the West Music Marion location. Ben handles woodwind and brass repair on all makes and models. He's a 1985 graduate of Minnesota State College - Southeast Technical in Red Wing Minnesota and has been with West Music since 2003. Ben also likes hunting and fishing, other outdoor activities, and spending time with family. Peter has repaired band instruments at West Music since 1991. He earned his BM in saxophone performance from the University of Wisconsin Madison in 1980 and his MM from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester New York in 1982. In 1986, he received his Band Instrument Repair degree at Red Wing in Minnesota. In addition to his duties at West Music, Peter teaches saxophone through the Cedar Rapids Symphony School and plays professionally with the Iowa Vanguard Jazz Collective, Funk Stop, the Rod Pierson Big Band, Thelonious Assault, the Manny Lopez Big Band and the Dennis McPartland Schoolhouse Jazz Band.
If you have an instrument in need of repair, contact Ben or Peter at West Music Marion by calling 800.373.9101 or 319.377.9100!