If you are a new client or a long time regular client, please feel free to send your comments in the form of an e-mail.
"Steve has always done terrific work for my students and for myself. He has always been prompt, reasonably priced and professional. I love the work he did for me on my antique flutes! He did such wonderful work on an old, one-keyed flute; including fixing cracks, customizing rings and adding mother-of-pearl inlay on a customized end cork. The 1800s instrument is now not only playable, but beautiful, too!"
-- Catherine Deboeser, Allentown, Pa., a flute teacher and member of the Allentown Symphony Orchestra
"Dear Steve, I want to thank you for the exceptional work you did on my oboe and case. I didn't recognize the case as my own when I opened the box. I am pleased just as much with the oboe. Thank you for an outstanding job and timeliness. I will highly recommend you to other students."
-- Sandy Bajorek, North Granby, Conn., oboist
"I recently made my first visit to Malarskey Woodwinds. With me I brought a set of brand-new clarinets, both of which leaked, due to porous tone holes and pads. The legendary repairman Hans Moennig always used to make me aware of the importance of airtight joints—a procedure at which he was a master. After Steve finished working on my clarinets, they were fully as "tight" as any done by Moennig himself. It is nice to be in good hands!"
-- Arne Running, Hatboro, Pa., principal clarinet, Riverside Symphonia and Network for New Music
"A few years ago, Steve and I were part of a panel discussion on oboe repair held at Rutgers University in New Jersey. Someone in the audience asked Steve a question, and he said it all in one sentence.... 'I was born to fix oboes!' Born to fix oboes he certainly was. His dedication to quality, meticulous attention to detail, complete honesty, integrity, and love for his work shine through in everything he does. Bravo, Steve!" -- Nora Post, Nora Post, Inc., Kingston, NY
"Steve is the best! His standards are incredibly high and his work is always excellent. (I know whereof I speak -- my father was a tool and die maker!) He listens to what I need and always accommodates me -- even in an emergency. His padding is impeccable -- both felt and cork. He is totally honest and scrupulous, and I feel completely comfortable sending all of my young woman students to him as well. My flutes and piccolos have never been in better shape. (On top of all this, I pass Bolton's Turkey Farm on the way to Steve's and stock up on lean turkey sausage and cutlets and stuff.)"
-- Adeline Tomasone, Principal Flute, Opera Company of Philadelphia; Faculty, Temple University and Rowan University
"I'm really happy with the work you did on my Fox bassoon. I spent a lot of time with the instrument yesterday, which confirmed my impressions in your shop that it really plays much better than it did before. And it looks terrific!"
-- David Ross, Second Bassoon and Contrabassoon, Syracuse Symphony Orchestra
[This comment was in reference to a complete mechanical overhaul and repad.]
“I've just purchased a Powell headjoint from Steve over the Internet. He's handled everything very professionally and made me feel comfortable with the whole transaction. I shipped my flute for sizing purposes, and received the new headjoint and my flute back in less than a week and in excellent condition. Many thanks, Steve. I still love my new headjoint!!” ―Gayle Fischer, Amateur Flutist, Dexter (MI) CommunityBand
Malarskey Woodwinds, 93 Municipal Road, Pipersville, PA 18947, 610-294-3114 or toll free 888-808-6263