Craftsmanship. Musicianship. Instruction
Randy Mueller is a skilled craftsman with more than 25 years of experience in band instrument repair, as well as complex custom brass and woodwind modifications. He has worked with some of the best known and respected music stores and repair shops and has built a loyal following of professional musicians from top symphonies and ensembles. Randy has also serviced horns for numerous school districts and takes pride in his focused attention to detail from student, to professional, to artist level instruments.
Randy was the shop manager at Wally’s from 2001 to 2012. He’s an absolute perfectionist and I have never known any repair technician to be his equal. His most amazing repair was changing a Hirschbrunner Tuba from a BBb 4 valve rotary to a 5 valve CC instrument. But the trait I admire the most is his work ethic. He works hard all day; it doesn’t matter if it’s a Bundy Trumpet or a Paxman Horn – no complaining. He just flat-out gets it done.
– Steve Bond, President, Wally’s Music
Randy is also a professional free-lance lead trumpet player with 35 years of performing symphonic, chamber, Broadway, big band and jazz music. He has played with ensembles as diverse as the Oregon Symphony, the SS Norway Big Band and the Columbus Jazz Arts Group; as well as such notables as Bob Hope, The Temptations and Gladys Knight and the Pips. He is currently playing Principal Trumpet in the DC Chamber Orchestra.
Randy has shared his knowledge and musical expertise with beginners and adult students for over 15 years through private instruction in symphonic trumpet. He has developed techniques and methodologies suited to the skill level and talent of his students, a number of whom have successfully competed at division and state level competitions. He has also served as an adjunct faculty member in trumpet performance and various music ensembles.