"Buddy has worked on my Bach & Schilke trumpets; as well as other students and pro horns with the utmost care and respect for the instruments he works on. Highly recommended."
- Doug Mendocha
Private Teacher & Performer
"Thanks for getting my horns back in shape so quickly. You're the best!"
- Mike Carubia
Ward Melville High School
"During the past 40 years I can count on one hand the number of professional brass repair technicians I've entrusted my own horns to: 1 in NYC, 1 in New Mexico (formerly in L.A.), 1 in Virginia and, 1 in Boston. And then, there's Long Island's very own, Buddy Merriam. Don't forget to add Buddy Merriam to your list! Buddy embodies everything you look for in a professional repair technician: years of experience, master skills, meticulous attention to detail, fair prices and, above all else: he's one heck of a nice guy! P.S. He's an incredibly awesome mandolin player, too! Buddy is just amazing!”
Thomas Gellert- Music Educator
"As a professional horn player and the owner of many high quality and expensive french horns, I have found Buddy's Brass to be invaluable for the maintenance and repair of these fine instruments. Buddy has been so accommodating and professional to work with plus very exacting in his repairs. I have sent all my students to him through the years and have never heard anything but complements from everyone. I feel fortunate to have a repairman of his quality in Suffolk County. "On time, reasonable & friendly. Buddy's Brass Shop is always a winner."
- Nancy Bennett
Music Educator, Private Teacher & Performer
"Buddy is the best brass repairman on Long Island and the only one I recommend."
- Craig Lindsay
"On time, reasonable & friendly. Buddy's Brass Shop is always a winner"
- John Weavers
Copaigue High School Band,
NYS Champions 2002
"Highest quality, competitive prices, is personal and accommodating and a pleasure to work with."
- David Minelli
Shoreham-Wading River High School