Our Workshop Team

Gary Dickenson

Gary is a stalwart of John Packer Ltd having worked alongside John Packer since its inception. With over 40 years experience repairing woodwind and brass instruments, there isn’t much Gary hasn’t seen. Whether it’s a small dent or stuck tuning slide, Gary is always on hand to see your instrument returned to working order.

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Dan Pogorzelski

A talented saxophonist and Jazz musician, Dan has developed his instrument repair skills over 20 years whilst in the John Packer Ltd workshop. Specialising in woodwind repairs with a focus on saxophones, clarinets, flutes and oboes specifically, Dan is also gifted in creating custom modifications to keywork and mechanism for players with additional needs.

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Ian Amiel

Ian has worked at John Packer for more than 15 years and specialises in the repair and servicing of brass instruments. Along with Amy he can help with any spares you may need.

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Ashlyn Mitchell

Ashlyn joined the team in 2022 as a trainee repairer, having a keen interest in the fundamentals of how instruments work. As a first-study saxophonist, she studied BA music performance at Chichester University.

Following this, she continued onto postgraduate study through a PGCE in secondary music. Ashlyn plays in Taunton Concert Band and in her spare time enjoys yoga and taking part in motorsport.

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Andrew Ashworth
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Catherine Stoyle
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