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Clarinet repair£70.00

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Course overview | Learn about your clarinet; 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 in our dedicated workshop in Linton 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 encouraged 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.


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 | Thoughout the year

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

Time | 10am – 4pm. (3pm if only a few students are attending)

Cost | £70 per person.

Location | Champion Workshop. Lintech court. Linton Cambridgeshire. CB21 4XN.


Wood, WInd & Reed workshop. 106 Russell Street, Cambridge, CB2 1HU.

We will confirm which workshop nearer the time.

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 clarinet 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 provided on a “reasonable” basis any excessive use will be 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 | Classical Clarinet Making | Clarinet Barrel ‘Experiment’ Day | 1-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.