Detail of flute keywork made by Peter Worrell


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Course overview | Make your own professional, thinned, wooden flute headjoint with expert flute maker, Robert Bigio in just two days.

From turning the joint to shaping the lip-plate to making a stopper and crown, make it yourself and change the sound of your flute playing.

With only two students on the course, you are assured dedicated attention as required.

Course director | Dr Robert Bigio: Internationally respected flute maker and author of the award winning book Rudall Rose & Carte: The Art of the Flute in Britain.

Materials | African Blackwood and silver. Other woods may be available on request.

Abilities | Suitable for adults and students over 16 years old: musicians, artisans and craftspeople. Some woodturning experience is desirable but not essential. Please contact us if you have had no practical woodworking experience at all before starting the course. It helps us plan the sessions.

Please note; if you have had prior woodturning experience you are more likely to complete your instrument satisfactorily within the week long course. If you do not finish we can arrange a continuation course for you.

Course length | 2 days (usually Saturday - Sunday, other day’s available on request).

Dates | See calendar to the right or below.

Don't see dates that suit you? Further courses can be arranged throughout the year; email

Time | 10am – 5pm (sometimes later, depending on progress made during each day).

Cost | £550 (includes finished headjoint).

Location | All our courses are held at The Champion Workshop at Stapleford Granary, Bury Road, Stapleford, Cambridge, CB22 5BP (England). Details of transport and location can be found in the Visitors Centre section.

Accommodation | If you are not local to Cambridge you will need to arrange your own accommodation for the duration of the course. We have listed some options in the Accommodation Section of our website.

Personal accident insurance | We do have public liability insurance, however personal accident insurance is obligatory for non-EU participants.

Booking | To book use the links below.

Further information | For enquiries email Daniel Bangham @

The course fee covers all the materials, tools and expert tuition. It also includes light refreshments throughout the week. Your finished headjoint will be yours to keep. Lunches can be bought from the village store or pub, both within walking distance of the workshop.

Related Courses | Wooden Flute Making | Flute Repair & Care

Upcoming Course Dates

Monday 17th of July 2017

Flute Headjoint Making 2 day 550.00

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*Deposits are non-refundable unless CWM has to cancel the course, in which case all amounts paid will be refundable or transferable to another course.

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Course Calendar

June 2017
Flute Headjoint Making
Flute Headjoint Making