Who We Are
Tony Barrette, Repair Specialist + Owner
Tony Barrette is a professional saxophonist and repair specialist. In addition to co-owning TB Winds, he teaches woodwind instrument repair at the University of North Texas (UNT) to undergraduate and graduate students.
Before moving back to Denton, Tony worked as a saxophone repair specialist at Meridian Winds in East Lansing, Michigan, where he had the opportunity to work for the saxophone studios of Michigan State University and the University of Michigan, including Tim McAllister, Professor of Saxophone at the University of Michigan. Tony was also previously based in Boston, Massachusetts.
Although many TB Winds customers are locally based, many customers live around the country and ship their instruments or travel to Denton to work with Tony.
Tony currently performs in Denton nursing homes through Texas Winds Musical Outreach and subs with the Lone Star Wind Orchestra. Tony received a Bachelor of Music Education from Northern Michigan University, and a Master of Music in Saxophone Performance from the University of North Texas.
Jen Guzman, Co-Owner
Clarinetist Dr. Jen Guzmán's mission is to guide and support other musicians to discover their self-worth so that they are empowered to positively change the world through deliberate action. Jen brings this mission to life through her role as Director of Education at the Dallas Symphony Orchestra where she oversees the organization's various education initiatives ranging from after-school music programs to adult lunch-and-learns.
Jen and her husband, instrument repair specialist and saxophonist Tony Barrette, own and operate TB Winds, a woodwind and brass repair and retail store located in Denton, Texas. In addition to providing a place for musicians to play test equipment and receive expert level repairs, Jen and Tony also offer performances opportunities through their At The Loft in-house concert series.
Previously, Jen served as Interim Director and Instructor of Music Business at the University of North Texas (UNT) where she taught undergraduate and graduate students how to use their interests, values, and skills to create viable music businesses. Jen has also served as Instructor of Clarinet at Southeastern Oklahoma State University and Program Director/performer for Texas Winds Musical Outreach, a nonprofit that brings high-quality classical music performances to nursing homes, hospitals, and veteran's centers. With a focus on arts administration, Jen completed internships at the New York Philharmonic and The Juilliard School, and worked for the Perlman Music Program.
In May 2019, Jen graduated with a doctorate of musical arts degree in clarinet performance from UNT. Jen received a bachelor of music education from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam (2011) where she studied with Raphael Sanders, and a master of music in clarinet performance from UNT (2013) where she studied with Kimberly Cole Luevano.
Camila Fabela, Repair + Sales
Camila Fabela is a flutist, teacher, and instrument repair technician originally from Toluca, Mexico. Her journey in instrument repair began in college when her already growing interest in the field was further ignited by a repair class with Alexa Still. Camila is a graduate of the Band Instrument Repair Technologies program at Renton Technical College (2021). She also holds degrees in Music Education and Flute Performance from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley,(2016) and Texas A&M University-Commerce (2018) respectively.
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