• Welcome to Meisterinstrumente Kroning!

    We offer a comprehensive range of brass instruments and accessories.

    Besides our core business, crafting new master instruments and providing masterful repair services, we also sell brass instruments built by a select number of manufacturers as well as accessories and sheet music.

    In addition, we can offer you classes on all low brass instruments, beginner and advanced level, as well as the engraving by hand of musical instruments and a variety of metal items.

    Go ahead and visit our workshop in Chemnitz to get an impression of our diverse offerings!

    Sincerely,

    Anna and Bernhard Kroning,
    Instrument makers

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News

Product of the month in April: multiple-instrument cases and bags

It’s a problem particularly trumpeters are familiar with: transporting several instruments to rehearsals and performances without loading yourself down with multiple cases and bags. We have the solution! Waiting for you in our showroom are various cases and bags that will fit up to three instruments…

Product of the month in March: lighting equipment

Even as the days are already getting longer, this is still the dark time of the year, especially when the sky is overcast, and it doesn’t hurt to have a lamp on your music stand to switch on for better visibility. This month, we have various music stand lights and accessories on offer, such as the…

Product of the month in February: mouthpiece pouches

It’s a familiar problem: you’re carrying several mouthpieces to adapt to different demands, but they keep knocking about somewhere in your instrument case or in a side pocket of your gig bag, getting dented and scratched or, because of their weight, damaging other small items or even your instrument.…

Repair

If you entrust us with taking care of your instrument, you can sleep easy. In our master workshop, we offer all kinds of repair services from restoring an instrument to playing order to customisation, tuning and complete overhauls.

Reconditioning

  • Disassembling the instrument and freeing stuck slides or valves
  •  Thorough and careful cleaning of all parts
  •  Straightening out, lapping and tightening of linkages, axles, slides, triggers and valves as required
  • Replacing all wearing parts (water key corks, silicone bumper stops, felts etc.)
  • Assembling and testing for playability
  • Surface-friendly straightening out of bumps and dents on request

Examples for customisation and tuning

  • Improving ergonomics, refitting for use with disabilities
  • Intonation optimisation, repitching
  • Fitting and altering triggers
  • Fitting additional valves
  • Manufacturing leadpipes

Complete overhaul

  • Disassembling the instrument and freeing stuck slides or valves
  • Unsoldering the instrument as required
  • Thorough and careful cleaning of all parts
  • Straightening out, lapping and tightening of linkages, axles, slides, triggers and valves as required
  • Replacing any corroded or irreparable parts
  • Straightening out all parts and removing bumps and dents
  • Reworking corroded surfaces
  • Prepolishing
  • Soldering the instrument together
  • High-shine polishing
  • Finish of your choice (e.g. lacquer, silver plating, gold plating, brushing)
  • Replacing all wearing parts (water key corks, silicone bumper stops, felts etc.)
  • Assembling and testing for playability

Manufacture

In our Chemnitz workshop, we hand-craft various master-grade instruments. This is our current product range, but we’re also happy to manufacture other instruments on demand.

Sale

Besides our own master instruments, you can also find instruments by other manufacturers as well as accessories and sheet music in our workshop. We sell brass instruments by Antoine Courtois, B&S, Besson, C.G. Conn, Cerveny, Getzen, Hans Hoyer, J. Scherzer, Josef Gopp, Jupiter, Jürgen Voigt, King, Kühnl & Hoyer, Lidl Brno, Melton, Miraphone, Vincent Bach and XO. In our store you will find a small collection of instruments of those manufacturers. When interested in any of the other instruments of those brands, we can order them on short notice.

In the accessory department, music and instrument stands, mouthpieces, cases and gig bags, mutes, care products and many more are available for purchase. Of course, we’re happy to help you find the right product for you, especially when shopping for mouthpieces.

Our sheet music offerings include popular methods, brass choir literature and music for small brass ensembles.

In addition, we buy and sell used instruments. If you have an instrument you no longer need, don’t hesitate to talk to us! If you’re in the market for a professionally tested used instrument, you can find our inventory here:

Engraving

We engrave all our master instruments ourselves and can also provide you with custom engravings for your personal instrument or other metal item. Because our engravings are done by hand, there are no limits in terms of design. We’re happy to offer our engraving services to fellow instrument makers as well.

These are some examples of possible designs:

Lessons

Do you or your child want to learn to play an instrument but have no prior experience? Are you an old hand at your instrument but wouldn’t mind some pointers?

We hold lessons for both beginners and advanced learners on a variety of instruments in our own rehearsal room on our premises. We can offer flexible scheduling and are happy to accommodate your personal requirements.

We offer lessons for:

  • Tuba, helicon, sousaphone
  • Baritone horn, euphonium, bass trumpet
  • Tenor trombone, bass trombone

Workshops

Should you wish to try your hand at working on your instrument yourself, learn more about instrument-making or improve your playing skills, you might be interested in one of our growing number of workshops. Send us an e-mail or call to sign up.

About

Meisterinstrumente Kroning is the family business of Anna and Bernhard Kroning. Since the founding our own business in Chemnitz in 2017, we have been offering our services with dedication to both amateur players and professionals in Central Saxony and beyond.

Anna Kroning

Born 1990 in Burgstädt, I grew up in Meerane and Borna near Leipzig. After graduating from musical college in Markkleeberg, I set off towards Neubrunn near Würzburg for my apprenticeship. This is where I met my husband, Bernhard. After my time as an apprentice, I worked with a different instrument-making company in that area and concurrently completed my master craftsman training in Würzburg and Markneukirchen between 2014 and 2016. During that time, I also learned how to engrave by hand from an experienced engraver. From 2016 to 2017, I ran my own part-time engraving business. In 2017, our son Richard was born, and we moved to Chemnitz to make our dream of opening our own business a reality. I play the horn, the trumpet and the piano. Also, I’m an active member of our local brass choir.

Bernhard Kroning

I came into the world in the Hessian town of Fulda in 1987, where I also spent my childhood. After completing my A levels, I started my apprenticeship in Lohr am Main, near Würzburg. With my wife, I underwent training as a master craftsman between 2014 and 2016 in Würzburg and Markneukirchen while working. After our son Richard was born, we decided to move to Chemnitz, which is where we finally carried out our long-time plan of starting our own company. I’m a level-C brass choirmaster and have considerable experience as a music teacher, especially for low brass, and as a conductor. I have played all brass instruments, but I’m most at home in the low brass department, particularly with the tuba, baritone horn and trombone.

How to reach us

Meisterinstrumente Kroning
Kauffahrtei 25
(Building 3, access through Johann-Esche-Straße)
09210 Chemnitz

Phone:  +49 (0) 371 48169382

Mobile: +49 (0) 177 4142911
(WhatsApp, Telegram)

Email: info@meisterinstrumente-kroning.de

Business hours:
Mo: 8-12 & 13-16 Uhr
Tue: 8-12 & 13-19 Uhr
Thu: 8-12 & 13-16 Uhr
Fri: 8-12 & 13-16 Uhr
and by appointment