WOODEN FLUTE MAKING
Course overview | Make your own professional wooden flute with expert flute maker, Robert Bigio.
During these courses, Robert will take you through the making of a wooden flute suitable for either Baroque or Irish music. You will be hands on in each stage of the process and Robert will help when and where required. 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 book Rudall Rose & Carte: The Art of the Flute in Britain.
Materials | Usually African Blackwood with metal ferrules (band that goes round the joints) but other woods are on offer.
Flute type | There is a choice of two models to make; either a Rudall & Rose at A440 (modern pitch) with no keys, or a Stanesby at A415 (common baroque pitch) and one key. (NB. The first person to sign up for the course will decide which instrument will be made for each course.)
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.
Course length | 5 working days (Monday to Friday) OR weekend series (3 NON-consecutive weekends).
Dates | See calendar to the right or below.
Don't see dates that suit you? Further courses can be arranged throughout the year; email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Time | 10am – 5pm (sometimes later, depending on progress made during each day).
Cost | £1000 (includes finished instrument).
Location | All our courses are held at The Champion Workshop at Bury Farm, 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 our accommodation section of the website.
Personal accident insurance | We do have public liability insurance, however personal accident insurance is obligatory for overseas participants.
Booking | To book use the links below.
Further information | For enquiries email Daniel Bangham @ email@example.com.
The course fee covers all the materials, tools and expert tuition. It also includes light refreshments throughout the week. Your finished flute will be yours to keep. Lunches can be bought from the village store or pub, both within walking distance of the workshop.
Upcoming Course Dates
Monday 15th of July 2013
|Wooden Flute Making 15/7/13||5 day||£1000.00|
Sorry This course is full
Saturday 27th of July 2013
|Wooden Flute Making - Three weekends. 27th to 28th July, 10th to 11th and 24th to 25th August||6 day||£1000.00|
*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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