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Authorized by: Hammig, Gemeinhardt, Miyazawa, Muramatsu, Sankyo & Trevor James
Advanced Straubinger™ Certified
JS Gold Pad Recommended
Kimberley Jurens Woodwind Repair is fully licenced and insured repair studio owned and operated by Kimberley Jurens in Victoria BC Canada.
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 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.
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.
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 and Trevor James.
Kim was also the first JS Engineering Recommended Technician in Canada, and has a number of clients with Jim Schmidt's Gold Pads.
Kim provides repair services for a number of Canada's orchestras, and continues to work and train with various flute and piccolo manufacturers to ensure her clients always receive the best possible work.
She is an active flautist and piccoloist 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.
Kim / Kimberley Jurens Woodwind Repairs is an active member of:
The Canadian Flute Association (Canada)
The National Flute Association (USA)
The Seattle Flute Society (USA)
Metchosin Arts & Cultural Centre (Canada)
NAPBIRT (National Associations of Professional Band Instrument Repairs Technicians - USA)
The International Double Reed Society (IDRS)