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About

Lighthouse Music Services offers a wide variety of musical instruments both new and used, as well as quality instrument repair services. Our music store is committed to providing you the friendliest service, with turnaround times second to none.

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Fred Sullivan – Owner/Head Technician

IMG_0196[1]Lighthouse Music Services owner Fred Sullivan is a member of the National Association of Professional Band Instrument Repair Technicians and has been a music instrument repair specialist since 1973.

Sullivan earned a Bachelors of Science in Industrial Arts Education, and trained under two master craftsman. For three years, he was an apprentice under Charles Unruh, Selmer Company’s first flute apprentice. In addition, Sullivan spent two years working at Desert Winds Music in Tempe, Arizona, and taught for four years in Arizona. He also worked in and/or managed instrument shops in Ohio and Kansas for a total of 25 years, before opening his own custom workshop in 2003: Lighthouse Music Services.

For more than 35 years, Fred Sullivan has been servicing and repairing instruments for student, collegiate and professional clients across the United States. He is often sought out for his expertise in the repair field by other repair shops, and his instrument maintenance “Tips and Techniques” videos have been sent to universities, band directors and music stores all over the world. He is a long time member of NAPBIRT, NAMM, and recently KMMA. Fred also is on the sound tech. team at the church he attends, enjoys teaching all age groups, and also recently joined the Cowtown vintage baseball team, which recreates 1870s baseball. He has been married for 30 years and has two grown girls. One married.

Luke Young – Administrative Assistant/Apprentice Technician

Luke Young Luke Young is a recent graduate of Wichita State University, graduating with Bachelor of Music degrees in saxophone performance and jazz performance from the School of Music. Some of his former teachers include Dr. Robert Young, Bill Caldwell, Dr. Geoffrey Deibel, Professor William Flynn, and Dr. Sarunas Jankauskas. In addition, Luke is a private instructor with over five years of experience teaching clarinet and saxophone.

Mr. Young has performed at a number of conferences and conventions, including multiple appearances as the Kansas Music Educators Association annual conferences, the 2013 and 2014 North American Saxophone Alliance conferences, and Riverfest, opening for Robert Randolph and the Family Band in 2015. He performs regularly around Wichita with local jazz fusion group Daydream, the Jim Vegas Band, and with the Delano jazz and wind ensembles as well as various other jazz groups.

Other notable awards and achievements include being the recipient of a Wichita State music scholarship, a two-time recipient of a Koch Cultural Trust grant, performing the world premiere of the piece “Caught” for soprano saxophone and violin by Garrett Welch, and being a regional finalist in the 2013 Music Teachers National Association Young Artist competition. Luke is an active member of the North American Saxophone Alliance. In his spare time he enjoys playing any and all manner of games, watching and playing sports, cooking, and spending time with friends and family. He currently lives in Wichita.