HornCraft Music is a small, home-based music business based in Smithers, BC that is committed to supporting the vibrant music community in the Northwest.  Our focus is

  • to provide high quality repairs of all woodwind, brass and string instruments
  • to provide quality instrument rentals at competitive rates
  • to offer sales of new and used instruments and all related accessories
  • to act as a hub to connect musicians and community members with all related events and services available in the Northwest. 

Michael Nelligan is the owner/operator of HornCraft Music.  Michael has obtained a Diploma in Musical Instrument Repair from Keyano College in Fort McMurray, Alberta.   This is a two-year intensive program that has now become the standard for professional-level training within the industry in Canada.  Michael also received specialized training in string repair from the National Association of Professional Band Instrument Repair Technician’s (NAPBIRT) University Credit Program near Chicago, Illinois.  Michael has been studying and repairing instruments since 2005.

We are a family business that values honesty and integrity. It is important to us to provide quality service and we stand behind all the repairs we do, as well as the all the products and services that we provide.  Your satisfaction is our number one priority!

Michael is a member of the National Association of Professional Band Instrument Repair Technicians  www.napbirt.org/


Upcoming Musical Events

Covid-19 Update

Covid-19 Update

HornCraft Music is now accepting instruments for repairs and maintenance.  Please allow a slightly longer than usual turn-around time to accomodate extra safety procedures. 

Thursday September 15th, 2022

2022 Instrument Rental Night

SSS Round Room

Looking to rent an instrument for a student in the elementary band or SSS?  Come to the SSS Round Room Thursday September 15th at 7:00 to pick one up. If you can't make that time, contact me to make other arrangements.

Specials and Features

Looking for a used instrument?

Call us to check out the options.  We just might have exactly what you are looking for!

An enormous thank you to Michael at HornCraft Music in Smithers! I met him yesterday & he was amazing, patient, open, friendly, and so knowledgeable & helpful! I highly recommend him for repairs, rentals and anything instrument related in the valley. I can now practice for my lessons without pain! Thank you so very much. HornCraft will definitely be my first go to for instruments.

Jodi Burt Smithers, BC