Marie Rice

Seattle Sound Repair owner and technician, Marie Rice, holds her AAS in Instrument Repair Technology from Renton Technical College and is a member of the National Association of Professional Band Instrument Repair Technicians (NAPBIRT). She also holds a BA in Music from University of Northern Iowa where she studied under Randy Hogancamp and the late Barry Larkin.

While at Renton Technical College, Marie studied woodwind and brass repair under Dan Bainbridge and Daryl Hickman. After graduating from RTC, she moved to Gainesville, Florida to work for Great Southern Music. While there, she enhanced her repair skills with Tom Llinas. However, Marie missed the Pacific Northwest and returned to Seattle. She was quickly hired by Kennelly Keys Music as a repair technician, and within 6 months she was managing the repair shop.

After much hard work, Marie will now apply her expertise and experience towards a new endeavor. With much support, she is excited to be a music repair shop owner.

Outside of Seattle Sound Repair, Marie can be found performing with the Cascade Symphony Orchestra.

Jansen Dustin

Jansen has been performing and studying the saxophone for twenty years.  He received his Bachelor of Arts in Music from Central Washington University, where he focused primarily on saxophone and jazz studies. He has performed with various groups in Puerto Rico, Paris, the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, and the North Sea Jazz Festival in the Netherlands. In 2009 Jansen received his certificate in Band Instrument Repair Technology from Renton Technical College, and spent the next five years repairing brass and woodwind instruments for Kennelly Keys Music.  Jansen is thrilled to be serving Seattle’s music community as a part of Seattle Sound Repair.  When not fixing horns, he can be found spending time with his wife and kids, performing regularly as a member of local rock band The OF, and sitting in with several excellent Northwest area big bands.

Evan Smith

Evan is currently a doctoral candidate in saxophone at the University of Washington.  Holding degrees in both music education and woodwind performance, Evan has over a decade of experience teaching woodwinds.  In addition to maintaining an active studio of students, he is also a frequent clinician at area schools and universities.  With an active performing career in both classical and jazz settings, Evan can provide the experience and individualized instruction to help any student reach their goals.  For more information, you can view his personal website,