Cambridge Woodwind Makers

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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.

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Clarinet Repair & Care – March 2020

Thu 19th March 2020 @ 10:00 - 16:00

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Refresher Repair & Care – July 2020

Sat 4th July 2020 @ 10:00 - 16:00

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.”

Clarinet Repair & Care with Daniel Bangham, 2018

“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!”

Clarinet Repair & Care with Daniel Bangham, 2018

” Thank you for a great day. The course was amazing.”

Clarinet Repair & Care with Daniel Bangham, 2019

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
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: daniel.bangham@cambridgewoodwindmakers.org

What to bring | The instrument(s) you wish to learn to diagnose and repair. You will also need to wear workshop appropriate clothing. Aprons and overalls are available to use. Remember glasses if you need them, the work involves looking at small details. If you have any tools of your own you are welcome to bring them but make 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. Follow signs to Linton Zoo and we are on the industrial estate next door.

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 page for ideas.

Participant Guidelines | Please read our participant guidelines which can be found here

Booking | Your reservation on a course is not complete until payment has been received.

Photos | We may take pictures during classes which may be used on our social media feeds and later in publicity. If you wish not to be in photographs please let the tutor and staff know at the start of the class.

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.

Upcoming Related Courses

Classical Clarinet Making – August 2019

Sun 11th August @ 10:00 - Sun 25th August @ 17:30

Clarinet Repair & Care – March 2020

Thu 19th March 2020 @ 10:00 - 16:00

Clarinet Barrel Experimentation Day – April 2020

Thu 2nd April 2020 @ 10:00 - 16:30

Classical Clarinet Making – June 2020

Mon 1st June 2020 @ 10:00 - Mon 15th June 2020 @ 17:30

Refresher Repair & Care – July 2020

Sat 4th July 2020 @ 10:00 - 16:00

Clarinet Repair & Care – September 2020

Sat 26th September 2020 @ 10:00 - 16:00

If you weren’t looking to do repairs yourself, please contact Wood, Wind & Reed music shop in Cambridge on 01223 500442 and they will gladly help!