Tuning and Maintenance of Keyboard and Woodwind Instruments in the South










Welcome to Watkins Instrument Repair. I provide a high quality tuning and repairs service for acoustic keyboard and woodwind instruments in Dorset, West Hampshire and South Wiltshire on the south coast of the UK.

Please use the links to the left to navigate through the pages in this website. If you would like more information or you have any comments or queries, please visit the contact page for details.



The services that are available are as follows:

  • Piano tuning and repair
  • Woodwind instrument repair
  • Harpsichord/Spinet/Clavichord tuning and repair
  • Performance Coaching
  • Hymn Recordings

To see details of Hymn Recordings, please follow the links through the new Performances Pages.

Thank you for visiting this website.


"John came and tuned our old and very out of tune piano. Despite fearing it a lost cause John worked his magic and now we have a brilliant, playable instrument. He arrived exactly on time, is very pleasant and we will definitely use him again. Thanks so much."
Andy Gilbert, Wimborne

"John gave my clarinet a complete service and repad after it had spent over 30 years gathering dust and itís now like a new instrument. The work was delivered back to me on time and John was willing to make further modifications if I found any fault with the work. I will certainly use his services again."
Paul Wollner, Coventry

"John had my clarinet for a complete repad, which he carried out in 24 hours. The result is stunning. As a music teacher and semi professional player I had lost all faith in my instrument after many problems with high notes and responsiveness, but he did such a beautiful job that, instead of considering getting rid of my clarinet, I'm now falling in love with it again. Thankyou John."
Helen Peiro, Bournemouth




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