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. You are also invited to bring your own, a students, or an instrument from school to work on.
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.
Tutor | Daniel Bangham
Daniel is the founder and director of Cambridge Woodwind Makers as well as being an internationally renowned classical clarinet maker. Daniel started a clarinet making and instrument repair workshop in 1981, this then became Wood, Wind & Reed specialist music shop in Cambridge.
“Thank you for a very enjoyable and educational day last weekend at your well equipped workshop. I learned a lot about how my clarinet works and the maintenance advice and emergency repair tips are exactly what I needed.”
“Just a quick message to say many thanks for a very enjoyable day yesterday on the clarinet repair day. I learned loads and look forward to putting it into practice. Although I hope never to have to use blu-tack and cling film in anger!”
” Thank you for a great day. The course was amazing.”
The course fee covers all the materials, use of tools and expert tuition. It also includes light refreshments throughout the day.
Cost | £70
Course duration | 1 day
Times | 10.00am – 4.00pm
Abilities | Suitable for adults and students over 16 years old; musicians, artisans and craftspeople.
Questions | if you have any questions or comments please email Daniel: firstname.lastname@example.org
What to bring | You will need to bring at least one instrument of either your own, a student, or a school. You will also need to wear workshop appropriate clothing. Aprons and overalls are available. Remember glasses if you need them, the work involves looking at small details. If you have any tools of your own, then please bring, making sure they are marked or labelled.
Lunch | If you don’t wish to bring a packed lunch food can be bought from local stores, pubs or cafes, all within walking distance of the workshop. We have a well equipped kitchen available for use by course participants.
Location | 6 Lintech Court, Linton, Cambridgeshire, CB21 4XN, ENGLAND
Transport | The workshop is a few miles south of Cambridge city and can be reached by the route 13 buses.
Accommodation | If you are not local to Cambridge you will need to arrange your own accommodation for the duration of the course. View our accommodation pages for ideas.
Insurance | We have pubic liability insurance, however personal accident insurance is obligatory for non EU participants.
Deposits | Any course with a fee of £200 or more includes a non-refundable deposit of £200.
Alternative Dates | If the dates available do not suit you it may be possible to arrange a date that does. However, we can only run an instrument making course with a minimum of two people and a Repair & Care with a minimum of three.