Band Instrument Repair
Brett Brinkley has been involved with music for over 35 years, starting with piano lessons in Elementary school, then playing trumpet in Jr. High and High Schools. After graduating from Red Bluff Union High School, he attended Shasta College in Redding, receiving his A.A. Degree in General Education, then transferred to California State University, Chico where he received his B.A. Degree in Music Education and a California Teaching Credential. Mr. Brinkley has taught music at Tule Lake Elementary and High Schools, Live Oak Middle School in Tulare, Summer Music Camp in Lassen, Red Bluff High School and Shasta College. He has also served 2 years as conductor for the Tehama County Band, which has been in continuous existence since 1895.
Brett has performed with a variety of musical groups including: the Shasta Symphony, the Chico Symphony, the CSUC President's Brass Quintet, the Rich Little Christmas Tour, the ARC Wind Ensemble Hawaiian Tour, the Sierra Nevada Winds Pacific Northwest Tour, Davis Musical Theater, Consumnes River College Theater, and the Auburn Music and More Theater Co.
Mr. Brinkley studied instrument repair during his tenure at both Shasta College and CSU Chico, then apprenticed for two years with Tom Dodson, (NAMM University Master Repair Technician), at the Brass Reed in Redding. He has been an instrument repair technician for Gottschalk Music Center in Sacramento and Stockton since 1992 and joined the Watermelon Music repair staff in 2008. Mr. Brinkley currently resides in Sacramento.