About

Ian Gordon, BSc (Hons) Music Technology, studied woodwind instrument making and restoration at the renowned London College of Furniture, with further studies at the London Guildhall University, England.

After completing his degree, Ian worked for Howarth of London, one of the world’s major woodwind instrument specialists, until moving to Melbourne in 1996.

Ian has been providing expert woodwind repair and restoration services for Australian and overseas musicians ever since.

He is highly experienced in working with all types of woodwinds and offers the complete range of services for oboes, clarinets, flutes, bassoons and saxophones.

All work is carried out in a purpose built workshop in Highett, Melbourne.

All Ian’s work is confidently guaranteed.

For a complete inspection of your instrument and a full estimate of repairs please contact Ian to schedule an appointment. An emergency repair service is also available.

All visits to the workshop are strictly by appointment only.


Ian Gordon carried out a comprehensive overhaul of my thirty-year old Loree oboe. It

is great that there is no need to send one’s instrument abroad to be fully maintained,
knowing that it can be done to perfection, right here in Australia. The mechanism is light
and correctly balanced and the instrument seals perfectly.

- Gerrit Bon, ex Principal Cor Anglais, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

Woodwind Repair Australia

42 Middleton Street
Highett Victoria 3190