Cambridge Woodwind Makers is a not for profit organisation, whose trustees are committed to providing a platform from which to preserve and teach the skills associated with woodwind instrument making.
Conceived and developed over a number of years by Daniel Bangham, clarinet maker and owner of the specialist instrument shop called Wood Wind & Reed and also internet reed supply company Reeds Direct Cambridge, both based in Cambridge UK.
The by-line Preservation through Participation was adopted by Cambridge Woodwind Makers. soon after its formal incorporation in October 2011.
Charitable status was achieved in spring 2012.
The first course was run in Febuary 2012.
By Feburary 2017, adult students had made over 200 instruments. At least two students have now become professional makers.
We have also hosted over 150 children who have made woodland whistles and recorders.
Workshop located at
The Champion Workshop
6 Lintech Court
ALL CORRESPONDANCE AND DELIVERIES to be made to:
Cambridge Woodwind Makers
106 Russell street
Part of a “setting out machine”. This machine, used to make the tone holes and pillar holes, started life at Boosey & Co in London before being bought by oboe makers Ward and Winterbourn in 1954 and has been in continuous use since about 1885.