Fleming Musical Instruments & Repair
At Fleming Musical Instruments & Repair, we're passionate about providing our community with exceptional music-making experiences. As Houston's premier independently owned and operated full-service instrument shop and retailer, we've been dedicated to serving musicians of all levels since 2002. Our passion for music is evident in everything we do, from our carefully curated selection of high-quality brass and woodwind instruments to our unparalleled repair services.
Unmatched Expertise and Repair Services
Unlike many of our competitors, we take pride in our in-house repair services, ensuring that your instrument receives the utmost care and attention. Our team of experienced repair technicians possesses over 80 years of combined experience, and we never outsource repairs to third-party shops. This commitment to in-house expertise allows us to provide personalized service and maintain the highest standards of quality control.
Transparent Pricing and No Predatory Plans
We believe in honest and transparent pricing. Unlike some competitors who employ predatory pricing tactics or push expensive repair plans, we base our repair estimates on a thorough evaluation of each instrument. This ensures that you only pay for the services your instrument needs, without any hidden fees or surprises.
A Vast Selection for Every Musician
Whether you're a seasoned professional or a budding enthusiast, Fleming Musical Instruments & Repair has something for everyone. Our extensive inventory includes a wide range of vintage and modern brass and woodwind instruments, catering to players of all skill levels and musical genres.
Exceptional Customer Service at Our Core
Our commitment to exceptional customer service sets us apart. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is always eager to assist you, whether you're seeking guidance on choosing the right instrument, exploring playing techniques, or finding the perfect accessories. We're here to support your musical journey every step of the way.
Experience the Fleming Difference
We invite you to visit our showroom at 1401 Yale Street in Houston, TX 77008, and experience the difference. Our doors are open Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM. Saturday appointments are available upon request. We look forward to helping you discover the perfect instrument and enriching your musical life.
Ed Fleming is currently owner of Fleming Musical Instruments & Repair in Houston Texas. In 1977, he received his Bachelor of Music degree from Eastern Illinois University. As a saxophone major, he split his playing time between the classical and jazz styles.
After teaching music and band at the high school level, Ed then discovered that repairing instruments was his professional calling. He graduated from Allied School of Instrument Repair in Wisconsin and has been repairing woodwinds and brass for top professionals, students and schools here in Texas since 1980.
Ed still plays sax in various groups in the Houston area. Along the way, Ed has become an avid bicyclist, where he rides and races Ultra Marathon distances. He also has three musically talented adult children, Lindsey, Jessica and Connor.
General Manager / Co-Owner
Steven Rodriguez is currently manager of Fleming Musical Instruments & Repair. Since birth, Steven was immersed in the musical world. Growing up playing the piano and singing, it was evident Steven would spend his life in the music industry.
In 2008, Steven graduated with his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance from Texas A&M Corpus Christi, and immediately began his apprenticeship at Fleming Musical Instruments & Repair under Ed Fleming.
Steven excelled in his apprenticeship and later accepted the position of shop manager in 2012. Since then, he has bolstered a strong customer base by providing a friendly, no-pressure environment for his customers. Stevens manages a full team of expert technicians with nearly 100 years of combined experience, and handles the day-to-day workings of Fleming Instruments & Repair.
Steven spends his free time playing tuba in the Houston Civic Symphony, riding his bike in group rides, golfing, and raising his son, Leo.
Chris Campbell is the current Head Technician at Fleming Instruments and Repair. Chris started working at Fleming Instruments part-time during the summer of 2011. After showing a natural gift and tenacity for the work, he began his apprenticeship under Ed and Steven. He helps manages a full workload of professional woodwind and brass repairs from our partner schools and is in high demand with professional instrumentalists from all over Houston.
Chris is a huge animal lover and spends his time outside of work volunteering at local shelters, sculpting, reading comics, and taking care of his pets.
Director of Sales
Michael Keig is the newest member of our team, and currently serves as Educational Representative of Fleming Musical Instruments & Repair. Mike is in direct weekly contact with our partnered schools, and supports our communities by assisting Directors in person and on campus. Michael has spent the last 33 years as a band director in the Klein Independent School District, teaching at Klein Forest H.S., Wunderlich Intermediate, Klein Collins H.S. and finishing his career at Schindewolf Intermediate.
Michael is also active as a clinician and freelance trombonist in the Houston area. He has spent 10 years in the Houston Texas Bullpen Pep Band.
Michael received his Bachelors of Education degree and a Master of Arts degree from West Texas A&M University. He also was a member of the Sky Ryders Drum and Bugle Corps from Hutchinson, KS.
Michael spends his free time barbecuing and cooking at home with his family.