instrument repair hospital

Instrument Repair Hospital: Resonator Boxes

In this episode of Instrument Repair Hospital, “Dr. Lissa” demonstrates her method for repairing or replacing the wood of a resonator box that has been dropped or otherwise damaged.

Take good care of your Studio 49 Orff Instruments for their long lasting health and great sound!

– Hardwood 1/2″ thick
– Wood glue
– Sandpaper
– Clamps and/or straps
– Polyurethane clear semigloss

Lissa Ray

Lissa taught general music in a suburb of Cincinnati. Lissa currently teaches Pre-K - 6 in at a Montessori school in Northern Kentucky. She is President of the Board of Directors of the Cincinnati Children's Choir and has served on the American Orff-Schulwerk National Board of Trustees. Lissa presents Orff-Schulwerk workshops and classes for teachers and children.

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  1. Mark on July 2, 2015 at 7:32 pm

    If you have an instrument that was dropped, and part of the plywood that the pins are set into has broken off, would Bondo work to fix it?

    • "Dr." Lissa on July 20, 2015 at 1:28 pm

      I usually save Bondo for the plastic boxes when they are broken. For the wood box you can make the repair with wood filler. Clamp it and let it dry 24 hours. Then re drill the holes for the pins.

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