The Tuba Exchange has been around since the mid 1980's, and in 2011, the business was purchased by Luc & Betty Kerkhof-Black. It is the goal of the new owners to carry on the tradition of serving their customers with a wide variety of reasonably priced instruments, offering top notch customer service.


Mike Morse, Repair Technician, has been repairing and modifying brass instruments for over 30 years. After earning a Bachelor of Music degree in French horn performance, then a diploma in instrument repair from the Red Wing Technical repair program, Mike moved to Durham, NC in 1981. His work experience has included working for the areas largest music dealer as a brass technician, then department manager, and owning his own business. During that time Mike has done repeat work for most of the local professional brass players, the Tuba Exchange, and draws work from all around the southeast.

Kevin Smith is a second generation United States Marine band player (euphonium). After he retired from the Marines, Kevin has worked in the musical instrument business. There are few band directors in the Southeast who do not know Kevin. His knowledge and know how make him a very valuable contact for every customer with questions regarding particular instruments and their playing characteristics.

Todd Rodrigue is a twenty year (and counting) veteran of the music industry, and he actually worked for The Tuba Exchange back in the mid-90’s to 2003 before managing several multi-state territories for two major instrument manufacturers. We’re glad to have him back!  His vast experience and history in the industry has afforded him the pleasure of helping thousands of directors and schools across the country through the process of acquiring instruments for their programs. You’ll see him at trade shows and other educational events, so be sure to stop in to say hi.

Steve Truckenbrod has been a professional musician for over 20 years. Steve handles many Trade Shows for the Tuba Exchange. His knowledge of instruments and their playing characterisitics of all brass instruments is phenomenal. Make sure you meet Steve at the next Trade show or Convention in your area!

The Tuba Exchange is a unique clearinghouse for new and used tubas, euphoniums and sousaphones. We invite you to come to our store in Durham, North Carolina or see us at a music convention or university near you. Trade-ins are welcome!