Joanne Bridgman - Woodwind Repair Specialist has teamed up with Gustafson Custom Horns and Richard Craig Woodwind to form Consortium Music. Expertise in all woodwind repair and maintnence, Specialist flute repair technician and sales representitive.
Specialising in the maintenance, repair and restoration of woodwind instruments.
We specialise in emergency woodwind repairs so if your instrument decides to stop working, or needs an adjustment contact us.
Finding the right flute is a delicate process, come and try the extensive range of flutes including educator favorite, Pearl and professional favorite, Verne Q. Powell. Restorations and repairs of all types of flutes including handcrafted, historical, wooden and precious metals.
Ensure you are playing at your peak with a well maintained instrument. Check in every 12 months for a recommended service or anytime for a no obligation inspection. Minor regulations, complete overhauls and restorations are all part of the service here.
We can customise your instrument onsite in our workshop to your individual needs - we will work with you to achieve your required results. Keywork modification, manufacture, plating and full ergonomic adjustments are just some of the services we provide
"Jo, you do excellent work. My instrument is rarely at it’s best….as it is now. After leaving your shop I couldn’t wait to get home, lock the door, pull down the blinds and play a Bach Sonata. I heartily recommend you at every opportunity."
David Burvill-Homes, SA Police Band
Specialising in the maintenance, repair and restoration of woodwind instruments. Taking great pride in quality craftsmanship, with an honest and friendly approach.
Born in London, UK, Jo began learning music including recorder, voice, violin and piano at a young age. She immigrated to Australia with her family and continued her music education with an eventual scholarship to the esteemed Special Music course at Brighton High school where she also began learning the oboe. After Graduating from The Elder Conservatorium in 1996, Joanne was performing professionally as an oboist and teaching around Adelaide. Joanne soon developed a passion for repair and took up an apprentiship with oboe maker Tony Ward. Over the next few years, she trained in woodwind repair and instrument manufacturing in Tony's South Australian workshop. Jo refined her skills and took residency as a specialist repairer in Presto Musical Repairs, Size Music and Richard Craig Woodwind before establishing her own woodwind repair service, Joanne Bridgman - Woodwind Repair Specialist. Jo relocated her business into the Adelaide CBD to share a workshop space on Gawler Place with Bret Gustafson of Gustafson Custom Horns. This partnership was the beginning of a special working relationship which soon included Richard Craig and BJ O'Donovan After a short relocation to the Myer Centre in Rundle Mall, Consortium Music was established by the merger of these three businesses and Joanne maintains her premium woodwind repair services as well as being the Adelaide agent for Verne Q. Powell Flutes, Pearl Flutes and more. She continues to freelance as a professional musician on oboe and Cor Anglais.
Jo is now located in the centre of beautiful Adelaide city, meeting the passion and needs of musicians from all around the country.