Instrument Repairs

Instrument Repair & Service

Chuck Levin's Washington Music Center provides world-class instrument repair & service.

We specialize in brass, woodwind, orchestral strings, guitar, drums, and electronics. Please contact us for information.

COVID Updates: 

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, we have made a few changes to ensure the safety of you and your loved ones. These changes will cause a delay in our repair turn-around times, but the safety of our customers and staff remains the highest priority. If you have any questions please contact us here.

  • The repair shop is fully operational, but no customers are allowed in the shop at this time.
  • All repairs should be dropped off and picked up in the main store. 
  • We are not able to provide “on the spot” repairs.
  • Each instrument we receive will sit on our shelf untouched for three days before we open the case.
  • You will receive a repair estimate via phone call after the three days wait. 
  • After you pick up your instrument we strongly suggest that you DO NOT open or play the repaired instrument for three days.
  • We will continue to play-test every instrument we repair, which is why the instrument requires a decontamination delay on both ends of the repair process. 

Address:
11151 Veirs Mill Rd
Wheaton, MD 20902

Tel: 301-946-8808

Orchestral String Repair Shop

Drop-Off Hours: walk-ins welcome, estimates require an appointment
Hours: 
Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Rates: click here
About the shop: Our Stringed Instrument Repair Shop specializes in Violin, Cello, Bass, & Viola Repairs. Our Strings/Violin Shop technicians are trained to handle an extensive range of repair needs, all determined on examination of your instrument. Estimates are provided by appointment only.

Brass and Woodwind Repair Shop

Drop-Off Hours: walk-ins welcome
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
Closed: July 2nd - July 31st
Rates: click here
About the shop: If you are in need of Clarinet Repairs, Flute Repairs, Piccolo Repairs, Oboe Repairs, Bassoon Repairs or other band instrument repairs, we can help you. We have one of the largest ultrasonic cleaning tanks for brass instruments within a 600 mile radius. It is capable of cleaning a tuba! Instrument Repairs are offered at both student and professional rates. Chuck Levin's is a member of The National Association of Professional Band Instrument Repair Technicians (NAPBIRT) which is the largest non-profit international educational association dedicated to the advancement of the craft of band instrument repair.

Guitar Repairs & Service

NOTICE
PLEASE EXPECT EXTREME DELAYS IN GUITAR REPAIRS!

Due to pent up demand, we have been inundated in guitar repairs.
If you are able – please wait and schedule a time with the shop directly a few weeks out. We are only able to accept one instrument per customer.

PLEASE CALL US AT 301-946-8808 TO SCHEDULE GUITAR REPAIRS OR SERVICE. WE CANNOT HOLD UNSCHEDULED INSTRUMENTS AT THIS TIME.

Drop-Off Hours: by appointment only
Pickup Hours: 
Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00am to 6:00pm
Rates: click here
About the shop: All repairs have a 45-day warranty. Our guitar shop is a full-service setup shop that sees between 3000 and 5000 guitars per year. With over 100 years of combined technical experience, we can definitely help you out.

Drum & Percussion Repairs

Drop-Off Hours: by appointment only
Pickup Hours:
Store Hours (See Here) 
Rates: 
click here
About the shop: Chuck’s is proud to offer drum and percussion repair. We provide services including drum head replacement and tuning, snare drum setups, pedal and hardware repair, drum modification, drum cleaning, drum restoration, cymbal cleaning, and more. Most repairs can be completed while you wait but we recommend that you call ahead.

Electronic Gear Repairs

Drop-Off Hours: by appointment only
Pickup Hours: 
Store Hours (See Here) 
Rates:
contact us 
About the shop: Chuck’s offers repairs on select electronic equipment including speakers, microphones, and mixers. Chuck Levin’s does not handle out of warranty guitar amp repairs at this time. To find out more, please contact us.