Michael Hammer

Michael Hammer, Craftsman


30 Years Experience Working in the Instrument Repair Business

Mike Hammer is a native Philadelphian whose earliest musical studies were on the Clarinet. Within a few years, his interest in woodwind playing led to formal studies in Saxophone and Flute.

Mike attended the New School of Music and Philadelphia College of Performing Arts. He studied with Philadelphia Orchestra personnel and many highly acclaimed musicians, teachers and performers.

Becoming interested in musical instrument repair, Mike attended the Eastern School of Musical Instrument Repair. Upon completion of the program, he worked briefly in the school band instrument repair field.

Through the fortune of knowing many fine Orchestral musicians, Mike had the opportunity to develop advanced skills.

Philadelphia has long been recognized as a center of excellence in the field of musical instrument repair, particularly due to the legacy of Hans Moennig. As a young student, Mike had the opportunity to frequently visit the Hans Moennig shop for the repair of his personal instruments.

Mike has formal training in Machining Applications and metal work, including jewelers techniques and practices, as well as electroplating.

Hammer Music Company / Hammer Woodwinds

With a vision of working on instruments at a high level, Michael Hammer decided to open his own business. In 1985, Hammer Woodwinds was born.

Mike has had various apprentices working with him over the years, 2 of whom still work with him today, accounting for many years of experience and skilled abilities.

Hammer Woodwinds has had various locations in the Northeast Philadelphia area and one in New York City in the past 30 years.

In 2010, Hammer Woodwinds became Hammer Music Company, expanding into a larger facility and into retail sales. Mike’s wife, Carol, also joined the Hammer Music Company team in 2010.

We are currently located in Bensalem, PA, just outside of Northeast Philadelphia.


Welcome to Hammer Music Company

Located just north of Philadelphia, PA, Hammer Music Company offers maintenance, repair, and custom work of woodwind and brass instruments. Come visit our retail showroom with new, pre-owned, and vintage musical instruments.

Contact Us

  • 621 Bristol Pike
  • Bensalem, PA 19020
  • P: (215) 244-4981
  • F: (215) 244-9465


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More about our musical instrument repair shop and showroom

Hammer Music Company is a family owned and operated business that specializes in woodwind musical instrument repair and restoration. We have been one of the top woodwind repair shops in the world for over 30 years. Some of the world’s greatest musicians trust us with their woodwind instruments. In addition to woodwind instrument repair, we sell new and used woodwind musical instruments, including Bb clarinets, A clarinets, Eb clarinets, bass clarinets soprano saxophones, alto saxophones, tenor saxophones, baritone saxophones, bass saxophones, oboes, flutes, piccolos, bassoons and more. Brands we sell, maintain, and repair include Buffet clarinets, Selmer saxophones, Yanagisawa saxophones, Muramatsu flutes, Conn saxophones, yamaha saxophones, flutes, and clarinets.