Gumin Woodwind Services

About Us


Sean Gumin returned to his hometown of San Jose after spending over 15 years in the Midwest and the East coast. 

Sean holds a Master of Music from the University of Illinois, a Bachelor of Music from the University of Oregon and a Diploma in Band Instrument Repair from the Red Wing Technical College. While working on a Doctorate in Music at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as a teaching assistant in bassoon and orchestral studies, he took a job with the Fox Products Corporation in South Whitley, Indiana where he was part of the design, production and repairs of oboes, bassoons and contrabassoons, including Fast System contrabassoons.

Sean has worked as a band instrument repair technician in Chicago, Baltimore / Washington D.C., Minnesota, Illinois and California while also teaching privately and as a middle school band director. 

His primary teachers were Vernon Read and William Trimble at San Jose State University, Wendell Hanna of San Francisco State University (formerly at University of Oregon), Timothy McGovern of the Montreal Symphony, Burl Lane of the Chicago Symphony and Roger Soren of the Louisville Orchestra.

In his free time, Sean is a proud Oregon alumnus who loyally supports the Duck teams and who cries over the loveable Chicago Cubs.