Clarinet Repair & Care
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 clarinet works and how to clean, care for and fix problems. With expert guidance you will observe and practice repair skills and learn how to check if your instrument is performing at its best.
Using the dedicated teaching workshop at Linton, near Cambridge, you will have access to the guidance, tools and materials you might require. We have a range of instruments for you to practice on but please bring your own instrument as different makes and models are constructed differently and it will be most useful if you can diagnose and repair your own instrument. You may also wish to bring an instrument belonging to a student, or a school (with their permission of course!).
These courses are aimed at professional musicians, music teachers and college students as well as interested musicians and craftspeople. As a musician, 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.
Please note that this is a maintenance and emergency repair course which cannot cover the extensive knowledge and practice required to re-pad an instrument.