Detail of flute keywork made by Peter Worrell


Cambridge Woodwind Makers is a not for profit organisation, whose trustees are commited to providing a platform from which to preserve and teach the skills associated with woodwind instrument making. 

Located within the ACE Foundation cultural center at

Stapleford Granary,
Bury Road,
CB22 5BP,


Conceived and developed over a number of years by Daniel Bangham, clarinet maker and owner of Wood Wind & Reed music shop Cambridge.  

The byline Preservation through Participation was adopted by  Cambridge Woodwind Makers. soon after its formal incorporation in October 2011. 

Charitable status was achieved in spring 2012. 

The first course was run in Febuary 2012.

Feburary 2013 adult students have now made over 28 instruments during the past year. At least two students have continued to make instruments with the idea of making it a career. 

We have also hosted over 50 children who have made woodland whistles and recorders. 


About Us

Part of a "setting out machine" from the Ward and Winterbourn oboe workshop. This has machine has been in continuous use since about 1885.