Who we Are

Daniel Dierkes

Daniel started his apprenticeship in the 70s at "The Musicman: AAA Band Instrument Repair Service" in San Mateo, California under the instruction of the late Fred Schultz, a true artisan and master of all the musical instrument families whose knowledge and skills were superb and unsurpassed.

During this time, Daniel had the good fortune to learn brass instrument repair, including dent repair and metallurgy from master brass repairman and trumpet player, Larry Souza.

In the early 80s Daniel moved to Santa Cruz and worked with master repairman, Dennis Heaney (former proprietor of Laurel Street Music). Dennis is best known for his modification work to flutes. This experience helped Daniel gain further knowledge in the world of instrument repair, restoration and modification.

Amelia Catalano

Amelia takes care off all the geek stuff.