Welcome to Northern Rivers Music

Northern Rivers Music (previously Wind and Brass) was originally established in Brisbane 2003 by Woodwind and Brass Technician and Music tutor Sally Lindenberg. After training in instrument repair at the Australian Academy of Music and with other technicians in Brisbane, Sally moved abroad to continue her training with a woodwind specialist in Dublin, Ireland. Upon her return, Sally set up a small bench in her home in Woolloongabba, and the business has grown from here.

Owner operator, Sally Lindenberg has over 20 years experience as an Instrument Technician. We offer free quotes and advice. Northern Rivers Music is open by appointment and bookings are essential.


Repair & Restoration

We offer repair and restoration on brass and woodwind instruments. Guitar re-stringing and violin/viola set-ups also available.

Music Tuition

We offer individual or shared music lessons on flute, saxophone, clarinet. Online lessons also offered.

Pre-loved Instruments

Northern Rivers Music sells great quality pre-loved Brass and Woodwind instruments. All serviced with a 12 month warranty.  Beginner to Professional, and vintage instruments


Here is what our customers are saying about us

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"Many years ago we purchased from Sally our son's initial, student level tenor sax. Through Sally's expert servicing and repairs, that sax provided excellent service over countless performances all through his school years.  We cannot speak highly enough of Sally's professionalism, and as such will keep returning to her for the servicing of our son's many wind instruments."
Mark Power
"I bought a mint quality used Yamaha T100S trumpet from Sally after a number of contacts to determine the best purchase. Sally was always so very professional and helpful.  My son is delighted with his new instrument and he's progressing well with it. I thoroughly recommend Sally. Many thanks and best wishes."
Christopher Kit Barker
"We bought a used Buffet clarinet for our daughter who is just starting out with her first instrument in primary school. Great advice and good quality products. Definitely the best way to purchase pre loved instruments; If anyone knows and cares, it's Sally. Absolutely inspiring confidence and peace of mind that everything is as it should be."
Michael Akhavan
"Cleaned my sons trumpet on short notice within 2 days while other stores wanted weeks which is not practical. Provided a price guide for the service and kept within range. Only hassle was it was quite a drive depending where you are. Overall, highly recommended and will go back."
Adele Cheng Gording
"Sally is honestly just the coolest. Magic hands, care and super attention to details... and super creative when it comes to my spectacular instrument injuries. I would recommend her highly.  Thanks for ALL the repairs!"
Matt Hsu
"Sally Lindenberg is one of the best brass and woodwind repairer's around. She is so meticulous with the instruments. Straight up Sally will tell you what you do and don't need. I worked along side her for a year. Unlike a lot of tradies, if the job is small and she gets it done quick, she only charges accordingly. "
Kath Griffin