Founded in 1994 by Steve and Diana Loeb, L & L Music · Wind Shop, Inc. is a unique music store in the D.C. area, specializing exclusively in the sales and service of brass and woodwind instruments. As well as repairing, selling and renting instruments, we also sell music and accessories and offer private lessons for all brass and woodwind instruments.
We carry a wide selection of music from all major publishers. Our extensive single reed selection features a full line of Vandoren, Rico International, Oliveri, Alexander, Legere and Fibracell reeds. Our Double reeds include Lesher, Emerald, Fox, Jones, and Dunkel. We stock accessories from Selmer, DEG, Pro Tec, Humes & Berg, Yamaha, and many others. The primary instrument brands we carry include Buffet, Leblanc, Vito, Cannonball, Selmer, Yanagisawa, Gemeinhardt, Pearl, Holton, Bach and L & L Winds.
The L & L Winds Brand is a custom brand made available through a partnership with an overseas company. Steve traveled to China to guide a major factory in the improvement of manufacturing brass and woodwind instruments, including design specifications and tolerances along with quality control. Soprano, alto, and tenor saxophones as well as flutes and trumpets are currently available as L & L Winds. What the future holds for expanding this line remains to be seen.
We currently hold and have held the repair bid for Montgomery County Public Schools’ brass and woodwind instruments for over 15 years. We work with approximately 190 schools both public and private, and 3 stores in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area.
MEET THE TEAM
Diana Loeb has a B.S. from Bradley University where she studied with Nancy Neidlinger while majoring in Music Business. She has studied with Linda Eagleson a local teacher, nationally renowned teachers Robin Fellows, Bonita Boyd, Robert Dick and Vanita Jones. In previous summers, Diana was the Master Class teacher for the Mid-Atlantic Band Camp in Lynchburg, VA. She currently performs with the Montgomery Philharmonic Orchestra, The Musical Offering Flute Ensemble and past performances with the Montgomery College Orchestra. Diana also co-owns L&L Music with her husband Steve.
Steve Loeb, is the owner of L & L Music · Wind Shop, Inc., and repairs all band instruments. He attended Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois from 1977 to 1979 in pursuit of an education degree. In 1980 he went to Eastern School of Musical Instrument Repair in Irvington, New Jersey. There he achieved a Certificate of Completion in musical instrument repair. Steve is an ongoing member of NAPBIRT (National Association of Professional Band Instrument Repair Technicians), a professional organization dealing with the repair of band instruments. He has conducted classes and seminars on repairing band instruments. He has provided talks to Montgomery County music teachers, and MMEA (Maryland Music Educators Association), and has been invited to schools to speak with students about his profession, and running a music business.
DEE DEE LASCELLE
Dee Dee Lascelle has been working for L & L Music · Wind Shop, Inc. since 2001. Prior employment in the retail music industry makes her an invaluable asset in our retail operation. Her primary responsibilities include maintaining, ordering, and receiving instruments, accessories, and sheet music for the store, and parts and tools for the shop. Her secondary responsibilities include maintaining lesson accounts, sending and answering emails, and assisting customers and employees. In addition to Steve, she is also capable of writing appraisals for insurance purposes. Through her long standing employment with L & L, Dee Dee has learned about the many different instruments and their repairs. A graduate of Montgomery County Public Schools, Dee Dee continues playing flute for her own enjoyment.