Kimberley Jurens Woodwind Repairs Inc. is a fully licenced and insured repair studio owned and operated by Kimberley Jurens in Victoria BC Canada. To best serve clients from all over Canada and the Pacific Northwest, flexible pick up and drop off times are available. Service is by appointment only.
Originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, she began playing flute at 11 years old, and piccolo a few years later. While in high school she played with various honour bands, flute choirs/ensembles, and youth orchestras, as well as performing in concert with the WSO when she was 17. Kim has studied and taken flute masterclasses with a number of predominant flautists/flutists from all over the world. She began teaching and working as a flute clinician while still in high school. She has also had the opportunity to study (at various levels) a number of other instruments including fundamentals of oboe and bassoon.
As a young player, she struggled to find a technician to work on her instruments, and became interested in repairs. In 1997 She graduated with Honours from the Band Instrument Repair program at what is now Minnesota State College Southeast in Red Wing, Minnesota USA.
After a number of years in the field she acquired her Straubinger™ Pad Certification, and then returned to Straubinger Flutes to study advanced repair techniques from master flute builders David and Joel Straubinger, and achieve an Advanced Straubinger Certification.*
In 2018 Kim received her Muramatsu Authorization- making her one of only a few technicians in Canada, and the only individual outside of Ontario, to be Muramatsu Authorized. She has also completed customized training programs, and is also an Authorized Technician for: Philipp Hammig, Gemeinhardt, Miyazawa, Sankyo, Trevor James and Yamaha
Kim was also the first JS Engineering Recommended Technician in Canada, and has a number of clients with Jim Schmidt's Gold Pads.
Shortly after opening KJWR, Kim was asked by multiple double reed players if she'd consider adding double reeds to KJWR's business profile (prior to opening KJWR, Kim had repaired double reeds in a commercial retail repair setting for almost 20 years) . With the encouragement of multiple Oboe & English Horn makers, and many of the top double reed technicians in North America, the decision was made! In February 2020 Kim had the opportunity to study additional Oboe and English Horn maintenance and repair techniques at RDG Woodwinds with John Peterson in California.
Kim provides maintenance and repair services for a number of Canada's orchestras, and continues to work and train with various flute and piccolo manufacturers, and North America's top double reed technicians to ensure her clients always receive the best possible work.
She is an active flute and piccolo player in her community, provides flute clinics for many schools in her area, and enjoys working with all ages and levels of players.
Kim currently plays a Miyazawa flute and a Burkart Professional piccolo.
(and is currently shopping for a new oboe!)
Kim / Kimberley Jurens Woodwind Repairs Inc. is an active member of:
The Canadian Flute Association (Canada)
The National Flute Association (USA)
The Seattle Flute Society (USA)
Metchosin Arts & Cultural Centre Association (Canada)
NAPBIRT (National Associations of Professional Band Instrument Repairs Technicians - USA)
The International Double Reed Society (IDRS)
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All prices in CAD. Taxes not included. Prices subject to change. KJWoodwindRepairs@gmail.com
Kimberley Jurens Woodwind Repairs Inc. would like to acknowledge with great respect that it is located on the traditional lands of the Lək̓ʷəŋən People, known today as the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations. To learn more please visit www.songheesnation.ca
Manchester Rd Victoria BC, Canada V8T 2P1