Detail of flute keywork made by Peter Worrell

FLUTE REPAIR & CARE DAY

Course overview | Learn about your flute; how it works, how to identify problems, see what can go wrong and how to fix it.

Offering an opportunity to learn how your flute works and how to clean, care and fix problems. With expert guidance you will observe and practice repair skills and learn how check if your instrument is performing at its best.

Using the dedicated teaching workshop at Stapleford Granary near Cambridge, you will have access to the guidance, tools and materials you might require. We have a range of  instrument for you to practice on. You are also invited to bring your own, a students, or an instrument from school to work on.

These courses are aimed at professional players, music teachers, college students as well interested players and  craftspeople. As a player, knowing that your instrument is functioning at its best will give you greater confidence and improve your playing experience.

The aim is to equip you with the skills needed to identify problems, undertake successful emergency repairs and maintain your woodwind instrument in good playing condition.

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Abilities | This course caters for skill-levels starting from beginner to advanced. Players, teachers, partners of players or anyone interested are all welcome. Age 16 + only.

Course length | 1 day.

Dates | See calendar to the right or below.

Don't see dates that suit you? Further courses can be arranged throughout the year; email information@cambridgewoodwindmakers.org.

Time | 10am - 4pm.

Cost | £70 per person. 

Location | Repair and Care courses are held at the Wood Wind & Reed workshop. 106 Russell street. Cambridge CB2 1HU

Booking | To book use the links below.

Further information | For enquiries email Daniel Bangham @ information@cambridgewoodwindmakers.org.

Further Information: 

Remember to bring at least one flute of either your own, a student, or a school. You will also need to bring an apron or workshop clothing. Don't forget glasses if you need them, the work involves looking at small details. If you have any tools of your own, then please bring them and make sure they are marked or labelled. Please bring a packed lunch or you can visit the village store or pub both within walking distance of the workshop.

We provide instruments for you to practice on, tools, equipment and tuition. Light refreshments will also be provided. Repair materials will be available and excess charged on an "as used" basis.

Lunches can be bought  within walking distance of the workshop.

Please note that this is a maintenance and emergency repair course which cannot cover the extensive knowledge and practice required to repad an instrument.

Related Courses | Wooden Flute Making | Flute Headjoint Making1-to-1 with Daniel Bangham | Repair & Care Refresher

For more experienced participants we will be developing extended courses over weekend or holiday periods. Subject to interest we also intend to hold specialist courses on mouthpiece design, advanced repair techniques, recorder making and many other woodwind related topics.

Flute Repair & Care Day

Get to know your flute even better & learn how to repair it.

You do not need to be a flautist to attend this course.

“I really enjoyed the course …. I felt I learned a lot in a short time”