Big Note is the largest mobile instrument repair company, serving over 300 school music programs. In addition to school owned instruments, we repair student owned instruments as well.  Students and Parents love our same day, on-site service at their local school. Request Big Note to repair your instrument. Call today! GA – 770-871-9258 NC – 919-616-7100

Save time and money with our Annual Instrument Maintenance Plan.   Once you have a Big Note repair technician get your instrument in “good playing condition” you qualify for the program.  For just $60 per year, you can have unlimited repairs and adjustments on your instrument. Instrument inspection and repairs (if needed) are required prior to enrolling.

Big Note stocks many of the most requested supplies you need to play and maintain your instrument.  Based on our years of industry experience, we have the items you need at competitive prices.  We keep an inventory of these items on the bus and we can deliver them to your school.  Shop our virtual store.

Big Note provides one of the most innovative instrument rental and purchase programs in the market.  You can “rent to own” beginner level and performance level instruments.  Also, you can upgrade, exchange or return the instrument at any time during the agreement. If you choose to purchase the instrument before the agreement term, you will receive a 50% discount on your remaining balance.  Find out more about the instrument rental and purchase program.

Big Note Music Recognized as one of the Most Innovative Small Businesses

Big Note Music and Mobile Instrument Repair was recognized as one of the most innovative small businesses, by the Deluxe Corporation and The Small Business Revolution.  Hundreds of small businesses across the US were nominated and Big Note was one of four chosen to be honored.

The winning businesses were selected by Robert Herjavec, the “Shark Tank” star and entrepreneur, and a panel of experts from Deluxe. The nominees were judged on the following criteria:

  • Involvement in and impact on the local/regional community
  • Commitment to employees’ needs and well-being
  • Demonstrating a “personal touch”
  • Fulfilling a unique need in the marketplace
  • Inspiring others

With the assistance of the South Atlanta High School Band, Amanda Brinkman and Malcolm McRoberts, from Deluxe Corporation, and local news media, Jim Schmelzer was surprised with a presentation of a $25,000 award.  “I was completely surprised.  I thought this was a special event to honor the South Atlanta HS Band.  I am flattered and honored that our customers and community support our business and nominated us for this national honor.”

The Small Business Revolution, with the help of the South Atlanta High School marching band, surprised Big Note Mobile Instrument Repair with $25K from Deluxe Corporation. See owner Jim Schmelzer’s reaction.

Posted by The Small Business Revolution on Wednesday, November 18, 2015

A Sincere Thank You

On behalf of the staff, at Big Note, we would like to thank you for your enthusiastic support of our business.

Founding Principles

Community: We value music education and the many benefits the performing arts bring to our children’s education. Your band program is an important part of the “fabric” of a well-rounded education for students, parents and the community. We feel that “giving back” to our community is a sound investment. In 2014-2015, Big Note invested over 500 community service hours to support a variety of musical activities: Marching Band Exhibitions and Contests, District Honor Bands, District Large Group Performance Evaluations, Repair Seminars and Workshops.

Partnership: We strive to provide a “solution” for our customer’s challenges. The primary reason why we started the company, was because directors told us “repairs take too long”. So, we created a business model that provides “same-day”, “on-site” quality repair services with trained and professional technicians.

We Fix Student Owned Instruments Too!

Big Note makes it easy for students, that have their own instruments, to take advantage of our convenient service. Through our APP and our website, students and parents can submit an “Instrument Repair Request” and we will stop by your school to fix the instrument. In addition, you can pre-pay for their repair, so you don’t have to send money to school with your student.

Beginner Instrument Rental Program

Better savings over any local competitor.

Brand New or Slightly Used Instruments:
Quality Brand Names: Conn, Selmer, Holton, King, Jupiter, Armstrong, and more.
Competitive Rates:  $25-$35 per month for primary instruments
Maintenance Program:  Big Note Mobile Instrument Repair Service
On-line Rental Process:  Secure and Convenient for students and parents.
Early Purchase Discount:  50% off the remaining balance. * Best discount in the market.
Accessories and Books:  All supplies available through the website too.

Performance Instrument Rentals

If you would like to rent “performance” quality instruments including: Open Hole Flutes, Wooden Clarinets, Silver Trumpets, Trigger Trombones, Double Horns, you can rent those through our website too.

The instruments and supplies can be shipped directly to your home or delivered to your school.