Scott Gauthier


Scott Gauthier is the Repair Shop Manager for the Arlington Heights location of Quinlan & Fabish, a chain of music stores in the greater Chicago area. Scott was encouraged by his mother to play a musical instrument and while still in grade school, Scott gravitated toward the saxophone. He played throughout high school and college at which point he sought to learn more about his instrument and how to repair it. Scott attended the Band Instrument Repair School in Red Wing, Minnesota in 2003. While attending the school, he was encouraged to become a member of the National Association of Professional Band Instrument Repair Technicians (NAPBIRT), which led to his friendship with fellow repair tech Wayne Tanabe. At the time Wayne owned the Brass Bow in Chicago and hired Scott for three years, which was an important training ground for Scott. He worked for a few other retail shops before being hired by Quinlan & Fabish in 2013.