Welcome to the
British Music Service
Based in Sleaford, Lincolnshire
Visits to the workshop are by pre-arranged appointment only.
Workshop opening hours
Band room, school visits, and weekends by appointment only up to a 50-mile radius of Sleaford.
The British Music Service is based in Sleaford, Lincolnshire, and offers customers across the region a large range of repair tasks from general servicing of brass and woodwind instruments to repair and ultrasonic cleaning by Ron Moonesinghe. Ron chose the name British Music Service when he originally established the service to schools and musicians in Abu Dhabi to give expats the reassurance that his background and training was from the UK. Ron was trained by Trevor Head at the Llangunllo School of Instrument Repair in Wales and is proud to be a professional member of the National Association Musical Instrument Repairers (NAMIR), of which Trevor Head is the President. The British Music Service guarantees customers receive the best service available and with over 50 years of experience as a trombonist and more recently as a Big Band leader, he understands why your instrument needs to be in the best condition. Using the very best tools and equipment available on the market, you are in safe hands.
We are proud to be working with Normans as one of their trusted repairers for the Midland region.
Ron is very friendly and helpful. He was very accommodating for the timeframe I required for my instruments to be repaired and serviced.
He has a great workshop and has all the facilities to enable him to service and ultrasonic clean all of my instruments.
Ron’s attention to detail was evident when he first looked at my trumpet that had a slight fault with the valves lining up. This has completely changed how it plays for the better.
The ultrasonic cleaning service is worth every penny. Literally looks like new afterwards!!
I would highly recommend using Ron’s services for all your brass maintenance and repairs. Very reasonably priced.
Desford Colliery Band
Brass peripatetic teacher Lincolnshire Music Service
Having recently moved from East Sussex to Lincs I had no idea who to take my instruments to for repair. Several people recommended Ron and with good reason. I took two damaged trumpets to him for dent removal, bell straightening and general maintenance and received excellent service. Having only a few days in which to complete the job didn't seem to present a problem to him and my repair work was done quickly and expertly, with the added benefit of an ultrasonic clean. Ron is a very charming man who thoroughly checked the instruments, spotting a long standing recurring issue with my first valve and resolving it. He talked me through all the procedures he had in mind in advance of taking on the job and telling me the cost. I am most impressed with his standard of workmanship and will definitely return to him with any of my instruments needing attention. Thanks Ron for a first class service
Anne McAneney Sub principal trumpet London Philharmonic Orchestra
Professor of trumpet Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Ron did a fantastic job on a flugel we took in for repair and a Deep Clean. The repair was excellent and the change to the instrument all round after the Deep Clean was remarkable ... and as our flugel player remarked on its return, it was 'like new'. A superb job. Also, prior to the work, Ron talked me through exactly what he was going to do. A superbly kitted out workshop and a very professional setup in every sense. Thankyou Ron for your workmanship and we will certainly be seeing you again.
MD Kirton Town Band