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About Us

We are a full service band instrument repair shop that specializes in the repair, maintenance and restoration of brass, woodwind and percussion instruments. Started as Mark Kuklok Band Instrument Repair, we have been providing schools, teachers and students with convenient, professional, and affordable repair for 20+ years.

We are located in downtown Owatonna, Minnesota in the lower level of Tone Music.

We also do repair for Jim Kozan and Waseca Music. We are proud to be the exclusive repair shop for Waseca Music!

During the school year we offer free weekly pick-up and drop-off of instruments at area schools. Turn-around time is usually 1 week. Please click on the Services tab for more information.

What's New

Because of the COVID-19 outbreak we will no longer be travelling to area schools on our regular weekly routes. Our shop will remain open and we will continue to serve the schools but on an as-needed basis. During this time, we will be running a special of 10% off all labor and parts. This special will run until April 30th. This would be a good time to get your instruments cleaned or serviced. If you attend one of the schools we normally visit and would like to arrange for us to pick it up, please contact us either by phone at 507-456-0706 or email at mark@mkmusicrepair.com.

Services

Repairs

MK Music Repair has 20+ years of expertise in instrument repair, so we have the expertise to fix just about any damage to an instrument. Pricing for repairs is done on a case-by-case basis. You can bring your instrument down, and we will estimate the price of the repairs.

Note: We unfortunately have neither the staff nor expertise to repair string or electronic instruments including guitars.

Cleaning

We offer standard cleanings for all brass and woodwind instruments. Pricing varies by brand and by instrument, however, below are estimates by instrument

Brass Cleanings starting at $60

Woodwind Cleanings starting at $50

Woodwind Repadding starting at $200

Road Route

Currently, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we are suspending the road route until April 30th. For the convenience of our customers, Mark travels two days a week during the school year to pick up and drop off instruments at numerous Southern Minnesota and Suburban schools. The road routes are listed below. If you have an instrument that you would like picked up at one of the schools please contact us by phone or email. Turn-around is usually one week for road route instruments. You will be contacted with an estimate before any work is started.

Road Routes

Tuesday

  • Blooming Prairie High School
  • Holton Intermediate School - Austin
  • Ellis Middle School - Austin
  • Austin High School
  • Albert Lea High School
  • Southwest Middle School - Albert Lea
  • Alden High School
  • St. Casimir's School - Wells
  • USC High School - Wells
  • Butterfield High School
  • Mountain Lake High School
  • St. James High School
  • Madelia High School
  • New Ulm Cathedral
  • New Ulm High School
  • Nicollet High School
  • Gustavus Adolphus College
  • Mankato Loyola High School
  • Prairie Winds Middle School - Mankato

Wednesday

  • Triton High School
  • Waseca Central Intermediate School
  • Waseca Junior/Senior High School
  • WEM Middle School
  • New Prague Middle School
  • New Prague High School
  • New Prague Elementary Schools
  • Levi P Dodge Middle School - Farmington
  • Farmington High School
  • Eastview High School - Apple Valley
  • Faribault High School
  • Faribault Middle School
  • Bethlehem Academy
  • Medford High School
  • Owatonna Middle School
  • Owatonna High School
  • St. Mary's School - Owatonna

Our Team

Mark Kuklok

Owner

Mark has been a full time repair technician since 1992. He is a graduate of the Band Instrument Repair Course at Redwing Technical College (now Southeast Technical College) and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education from North Dakota State University. Mark started his instrument repair career in Mankato, MN and opened MK Music Repair in Owatonna in 2000.

Elise Egbert

Brass Assistant

Elise is a Sophomore at the Owatonna High School. She plays French Horn in the concert band and symphony orchestra and sings in the concert choir. She also plays the trumpet in jazz band, pep band, and pit orchestra. She is involved with her church, Trinity Lutheran, and is the youth council member for the SE MN ELCA Synod. In her free time, she enjoys reading and watching Marvel movies.

Jenna Bauman

Woodwind Assistant

Jenna is a sophomore at the Owatonna High School. She plays clarinet in varsity band, pep-band and marching band. In her free time, she loves to read, hike, bike, usher at church, take care of her six chickens and play with her dog.

C Trumpet Conversion

One of the services offered at MK Music Repair is converting a Bb trumpet into a C trumpet. This is not a very large part of the business but it is something that we have been doing off and on for the last 17 years.

We start with an Olds Ambassador Bb trumpet, strip the lacquer, remove the bell, leadpipe, and most of the outer slide tubes. Then we cut tubes to the proper length and rebuild the instrument from the valve casing on up. The leadpipe is replaced with a Bach Strad 25 Bb leadpipe and the tuning slide is reversed. The 1st slide has a saddle installed and the 3rd slide has a fixed ring attached. Both the 1st & 3rd slides are properly fitted for smooth and quick action. The Olds leadpipe/bell braces are discarded and replaced with typical leadpipe/bell to casing braces and "S" braces between the bell and leadpipe. Your choice of conventional or Amado waterkeys are installed. Usually we leave a raw brass with a polished or brushed finish but other finishes are available at an additional cost.

This process is not simply cutting a few slides. We completely disassemble the instrument and rebuild it from the ground up. The completed instrument bears very little resemblance to the original trumpet. We have done about 8 of these conversions and all the owners have been very happy with the way the trumpet plays and the intonation.

It usually takes anywhere from 2 to 4 months to complete a C trumpet conversion depending on the season.

Contact Us

Address

MK Music Repair
114 North Cedar Avenue
Owatonna, Minnesota 55060
(in the lower level of Tone Music)

Phone & Email

(507) 456-0706
mark@mkmusicrepair.com

Hours

Monday - 8AM-5PM (out 12-1 for lunch)

Tuesday - 8AM-5PM (out 12-1 for lunch)

Wednesday - 8AM-5PM (out 12-1 for lunch)

Thursday - 8AM-5PM (out 12-1 for lunch)

Friday - 8AM-5PM (out 12-1 for lunch)

Weekends - By Appointment