Detail of flute keywork made by Peter Worrell

SAXOPHONE REPAIR & CARE DAY

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

Offering an opportunity to learn how your saxophone 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 | 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.

Booking | To book use the links below.

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

Remember you will need to bring at least one saxophone 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.

Further related courses

We now also offer one on one sessions with Daniel Bangham as well as Refresher Repair & Care courses. See links below:

1-to-1

R&C 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.

 

Saxophone Repair & Care Day

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

You do not have to be a saxophonist to attend this course.