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“Really appreciate having such a friendly and expert repair person in Brisbane. I went to Drew’s workshop unannounced a couple of times and my instrument emergencies were dealt with immediately and so very expertly.

“This was the third time in a relatively short period of time I had a ‘flute emergency’ just before a concert or during a performance season and Drew did such excellent work on my instrument and so incredibly fast, saving me from panic attacks… He’s a very fine technician, can highly recommend!”

Monika Koerner
Professional Freelancer

“Brisbane is very fortunate to have Drew as an expert technician for oboe repairs.

“As Principal oboe of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, I need my instrument to be functioning at peak performance in order to do my job of sharing beautiful music with Queensland audiences. Drew has always been able to analyse and offer solutions for any of the small and major problems that arise on my oboes.

“It is very reassuring to have a local technician of Drew’s callibre whom I can fully trust to service my instrumetns. Since moving to Brisbane in 2013, I haven’t needed to send my oboes to anyone else. Highly recommended!”

Huw Jones
Queensland Symphony Orchestra

Vivienne Brook

“Drew Niemeyer has been servicing my oboe and cor anglais since I came to Brisbane to work with the QSO. His neat, fine work and attention to detail are top class.

“The re-regulation and overhaul he did on the keywork of my Marigaux oboe a few years ago greatly extended its playing life. Other regular servicing I have had done includes the replacement of cork on tenon joints and on the cor anglais bocal, not to mention countless emergency tweaks. It never takes him long to diagnose what’s gone wrong!

“It’s always a pleasure to visit the workshop as Drew is keen to share his knowledge so that our instruments can benefit from regular maintenance and care at home. His priority is to keep the instrument working to the best of its ability so that we can too!”

Vivienne Brooke
Queensland Symphony Orchestra

“Drew has been looking after my oboe and students for many years and always with great care and attention to detail.  I’m often requiring urgent adjustment or repairs before a concert and Drew very kindly has my instrument in working order ready for what ever deadline I’m working to.

“Recently my whole oboe section spent a great couple of hours with him showing us the finer points of instrument maintenance and adjustment. Drew had even prepared a booklet with the information we were to cover. A valuable resource for us and anybody dealing with our finiky and temperamental instrument.”

Sarah Meagher
Queensland Symphony Orchestra

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“Drew and his team have proven time and time again how helpful, understanding and professional they are.

“Drew’s work over the years has been outstanding. Many years ago he repaired a wooden piccolo head joint that split and to this day you cannot see where it was repaired. I recommend him and his team to anyone needing quality repair work.”

Lee Norrell
Flutist and Teacher