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Woodwind Keyword. DATES TO BE CONFIRMED£680.00

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Course overview | The skill and technical craftsmanship of making keyword for woodwind instruments is a dying art. During the four day intense course, you will be offered the opportunity to develop the skills needed to make a “Test piece” of keyword that incorporates all the techniques needed to enable you to adjust, make and alter keyword in your own workshop. You get to keep the finished result and it makes a very good calling card to show what your skill set is. Similar to the traditional “apprentice piece” of old.

Skills to be taught are: Design of keyword, selection of materials, choice and use of tools, bench layout, hand and machine skills to make woodwind keyword, silver soldering, assembly and fitting skills. This course requires lots of hand filing and practice.

Course director | Peter Worrel is an internationally renowned instrument maker and specialist in woodwind keyword design and craftsmanship.

Abilities | Suitable for adults and students over 16 years old: This course is best suited to experienced woodwind instrument repairers or people wishing to specialise in instrument making.

Course length | 5 days

Dates | There are no set dates for these sessions, if you would like to arrange a course, let us know what would suit you; email information@cambridgewoodwindmakers.org.

Time | 10.00 to 16.00

Cost | £840

The course fee covers materials, tools and expert tuition. It also includes lunch each day and an evening meal on the first day.

Location | Champion workshop. 6 Lintech court, Linton, Cambridgeshire CB21 4XN

Accommodation | If you are not local to Cambridge and have more than one day organised with Daniel, you will need to arrange your own accommodation for the duration of the course. We have listed some options in the Accommodation Section of our website.

Personal accident insurance | We do have public liability insurance, however personal accident insurance is obligatory for non-EU participants.

Booking | Bookings will be organised individually with participants.

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