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Kimberley Jurens Woodwind Repairs Inc. is a fully licensed and insured repair studio owned and operated by Kimberley Jurens in Victoria BC Canada. Service is by appointment only.
Originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Kim 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 oboe and bassoon.
As a young player, she struggled to find a technician to work on her instruments, and became interested in repairs. After apprenticing for a year, she attended the Band Instrument Repair program at what is now Minnesota State College Southeast in Red Wing, Minnesota USA and graduated with honours in 1997.
In 2016, Kim travelled to Straubinger Flutes and trained under the direct supervision of David and Joel Straubinger to acquire her Straubinger™ Pad Certification. in 2018, she returned to Straubinger Flutes to study advanced repair techniques and achieved a special Advanced Straubinger Certification.
In 2018 Kim travelled to Muramatsu America to train directly under the Muramatsu factory technicians (who flew in From Japan) 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 with, and is an Authorized Technician for: Philipp Hammig, Miyazawa, Sankyo, Trevor James and Yamaha
Kim was 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 Oboe and English Horn Services 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, in February 2020 (pre-pandemic) Kim went 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 many orchestras in Canada and the Pacific Northwest, and continues to work and train with various flute and piccolo manufacturers, as well as 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, Burkart piccolo and Howarth oboe.
Kim / Kimberley Jurens Woodwind Repairs Inc. is an active member of:
The Canadian Flute Association (Canada)
Edmonton Flute Association (Canada)
The National Flute Association (USA/International)
The Seattle Flute Society (USA)
Metchosin Arts & Cultural Centre Association (Canada)
The International Double Reed Society (IDRS)
Red General Clients • Blue Symphony Clients • Green Military Clients
Purple University & Conservatory Clients • Orange Instrument Sales • Blue Star Training Locations
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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
BY APPOINTMENT - Manchester Rd Victoria BC Canada