Detail of flute keywork made by Peter Worrell

OBOE & BASSOON REPAIR & CARE DAY

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

Offering an opportunity to learn how your instrument 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  instruments for you to practice on. You are also invited to bring your own, a students, or an instrument from school to work on.

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 | These courses are aimed at professional players, music teachers, college students as well as 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.

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 | 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.

Remember to bring at least one oboe or bassoon 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 from the village store or pub, both 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 | Oboe Reed Making | Oboe Reed Adjustment | Baroque Oboe Making | 1-to-1 sessions 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.

Upcoming Course Dates

Sunday 6th of May 2018

Oboe & Bassoon Repair & Care 1 day 70.00
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Sunday 7th of October 2018

Oboe & Bassoon Repair & Care 1 day 70.00
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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.

We have found that using Paypal is the cheapest way for us to collect card payments. You do not have to have a Paypal account to use this method. If you do not have a Paypal account, then use the "do not have an account" option on the paypal page.

Course Calendar

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