Established in April 2007
By qualified brass and woodwind musical instrument repair technician, Sean Murphy, who has over 40 years experiences in the industry. It all started in a white cottage surrounded with beautiful flowers in Howick, Auckland. His personal assistant was a few months old cat, named Zara aka Queen Zara. She knows everything about DR TOOT. Soon after, Mia joined the DR TOOT.
From the beginning, we believe in offering quick turnaround and quality work on repairing/servicing instruments at a fair price.
Our business has been changed since April 2022 – Sean aka DR TOOT has retired from repairing wind musical instruments and offers services only on brass musical instruments. Sean’s passion in music continues and now focus on retail side of our business.
We specialize in importing and selling quality pre-loved instruments from Japan since 2009. This part of business has grown, and we are the largest stockist for second hand brass and woodwind instruments in New Zealand.
Our import side of business has also expanded. We import brand new instruments and accessories directly from France, Italy, Taiwan, Canada, USA and Argentina. We have been focusing on quality products and would like to offer a variety of products to our customers.
Since October 2020, we have a showroom which is showcasing well-known brands wind instruments and accessories. Some customers who visited our showroom commented, “Wow, I’ve never seen like this in New Zealand!”, “I’m just like a kid in a candy store!” …etc.
A new testing room is now available for you to try any instruments or mouthpieces.
We welcome old and new customers to DR TOOT – if you are lucky, you will be greeted by Queen Zara or Princess Alfa (another beautiful cat), who will give you a purrrrfect introduction to DR TOOT!
We look forward to seeing you soon at 158A Ridge Road, Howick, Auckland.