About The Workshop


Helen Cordes is The Vibe’s in-house technician.

Helen first developed an interest in instrument repair while studying abroad at the University of North Texas as part of a BMUS in Clarinet Performance, where she spent two semesters learning the basics of Woodwind & Brass Repair.

Following the completion of her degree, she continued studying for a further three years on the Woodwind Making & Repair course at Newark College, graduating with Distinction in 2008.

For the past 11 years, she has continued to develop her skills working as a full time woodwind technician in two well-respected workshops before joining The Vibe in 2017.