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Meet our  Musical Instrument Repair Staff!  Our Instrument Repair Department is open 7 days per week to better serve you!  Located in Vancouver, Washington, minutes away from Portland, Oregon, we have the largest and highest trained repair staff in the Pacific Northwest!

Dan Gore

Dan Goore

Dan joined Beacock Music in 2012. He’s our primary resource for unfretted instrument repair, but he’s also skilled in brass and woodwind repair. A NAPBIRT member, Dan worked as a technician in Florida for many years and further refined his skills as a technican for the Clark County School District in Las Vegas, Nevada. He's also been a bass player for many years!




Ben Harrison

Ben Harrison

Ben has worked at several small "mom and pop" music stores in Southern California since June, 2006.  While in California he worked in several different departments managing, delivering instruments to schools, and repairing rental fleets.  He also taught private drum lessons!  After working at three different stores in California he went to RTC and graudated in 2011.  He is a Shokunin certified woodwind and brass technician.  He started at Beacock Music in August of 2015, and specializes in woodwind repair.  When he's not working, Ben enjoys hiking and camping with his wife and dog.



  

Alex Anicker

Alex Anicker


While Alex is our newest technician, he's actually been a member of the Beacock Music family since 2008, when he began working as a shop assistant while attending Clark College. In this position, he demonstrated a high aptitude for repair and developed a keen interest in learning the trade. After completing his studies at Clark in 2012, he transferred to Renton Technical College, where he completed the certificate program in Band Instrument Repair Technology in June 2013.

As our resident low-brass geek, Alex plays tuba, trombone, and euphonium. We're pleased to have him back with us. He's rapidly expanding his skills as he works alongside our senior technicians, who find his quirky sense of humor a great asset!

Nicholas Harlow

Nicholas was raised in Olympia, Washington before going to Washington State University to receive a BA in Music. He's taught piano, guitar, and bass lessons for 8 years, and performed regular gigs in the Palouse. Outside of music, he enjoys reading and cooking.  Nicholas specializes in brass instrument repair.











David Decker

David is originally from Spokane, WA and studied music at Western Washington University earning his Bachelors and Masters in saxophone performance. While in his graduate he worked as an instrumental librarian at Western and played baritone sax with the Equus saxophone quartet. After finishing at Western in 2015 he attended Renton Technical College in their Band Instrument Repair program earning his certificate in 2016. He started at Beacock in February 2017 as a woodwind repair specialist.



Wendy Daughtery

Wendy joined the Beacock Music repair staff as a woodwind and brass technician in 2004. She received her initial repair training from James Walker, director of the Institute of Metal Repair, during the 1980s and has updated and broadened her repair skills through attendance at NAPBIRT-sponsored repair conferences and clinics over the years. Wendy played alto and baritone saxophone while attending the University of California, San Diego, and has put her English degree to good use as an editor for TechniCom, NAPBIRT’s technical journal.









Jerry Porter

Jerry Porter is one of the family! He started at Beacock Music in 1988! Although Jerry has "retired" he continues to work on instruments in his workshop at home.  After serving our country in the U.S Marines from 1964 to 1970 as a rifleman and squad leader, Jerry continued to serve his country by playing in the Army National Guard Band. He is a clarinetist and a classical guitarist.

Jerry’s reputation as a repair technician is second to none. Very well known for his woodwind expertise, he is the area’s most respected double reed technician.

Jerry is a member of the National Association of Professional Band Instrument Repair Technicians. (NAPBIRT)


Rick Reiss

Rick Reiss

Rick is simply the best at what he does, according to his many customers. An outstanding luthier, Rick is known throughout the Portland and Vancouver for his careful, meticulous work on guitars and other fretted instruments. Rick received his training at Redwing Vocational/Technical College in Minnesota, where he specialized in repairing and building guitars. Rick has a philosophy: “I offer my very best on every job, engage in good communication, complete work in a timely manner, and provide good reason for my customers to return.”








Adam Anicker

Adam Anicker

Adam joined Beacock Music as a shop assistant in October, 2014. Prior to joining the instrument repair shop, he helped out during a couple of rental seasons, making the process of renting an instrument as easy as it could be.

Adam specialized in playing the trumpet, with some experience playing euphonium and trombone.




Wally

Walter Webb

Walter, known around here as Wally, joined Beacock Music in October, 2014. He was a standard during our instrument rental season, where he helped students find their perfect instrument! He is excited to be a permanent member of our Repair Department. Walter has played drum kit for 25 plus years. He has also picked up on playing guitar over the last few years. Although Wally is mainly a rocker, he enjoys R&B and funk as well. As a shop assistant, Wally is often the point of contact for our repair customers, who appreciate the consistently excellent service he provides.



Eliott Butler

Elliott Butler

Elliott Butler started work at Beacock Music in March of 2017. Elliott plays instruments such as the guitar (primarily), piano, banjo, ukulele, and drums when the occasion calls for it. As far as musical taste Elliott could be considered and "Old Blues Man”.