Neil Adams

Lecturer, Music Education

Neil Adams grew up in the Finger Lakes area and attended Monroe Community College as a Music Major. After deciding to pursue band instrument repair he completed apprenticeships in Rochester NY, Dallas Texas, and San Jose California where he continued to work as a woodwind technician. In 2001 He set up and managed a repair shop for one of the largest music companies in southern California. Over his 28 year career he has repaired instruments for many professional musicians including members of the Tonight Show Band and recording artists Dave Koz and Branford Marsalis. In 2009 he returned to his roots in upstate NY to open his own repair business. In 2018 he joined the Ithaca College School of Music staff as the Instrument Repair Shop Manager and currently teaches 3 instrument repair courses.