Mike Burns has been playing sax since he was 8 years old. He graduated from the University of Maryland and also studied brass and woodwind band instrument repair at Western Iowa Tech in Sioux City Iowa. He apprenticed with master technician Wayne Sheffield, a repairman for over 40 years, and repaired brass and woodwinds at Sheffield’s Music in Sioux City, Iowa. Mike has repaired instruments professionally in McLean, Virginia and started working for L & L Music · Wind Shop, Inc. in June 2010. He is our primary saxophone repair technician. As a professional musician, Mike has performed with the Takoma Park and Damascus Community Bands and in many clubs in the DC, MD, and VA area.