Cambridge Woodwind Makers

Oboe & Bassoon Repair & Care2018-11-30T15:21:27+00:00

Oboe & Bassoon Repair & Care

Course overview | Learn about your oboe and/or bassoon; how it works, how to identify problems, see what can go wrong and how to fix it.

Offering an opportunity to learn how your oboe and/or bassoon 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.

Dates & Booking:

Oboe & Bassoon Repair & Care – April 2019

Thu 25th April 2019 @ 10:00 - 16:00

Oboe & Bassoon Repair & Care – September 2019

Sat 14th September 2019 @ 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 very much for a most enjoyable day today. I feel far more confident now in looking closely at my instruments and assessing how they are working. I was amazed what a difference a tiny adjustment made. I would certainly have turned a screw through 90 degrees if I had had the courage to turn it at all, and now I know how tiny the adjustments need to be.”

Oboe & Bassoon Repair & Care with Daniel Bangham, 2015

“It was both informative and rewarding and the ability to get one’s hands dirty stripping the mechanism of an oboe without the fear that it wouldn’t go back together again was a rare opportunity.”

Oboe & Bassoon Repair & Care with Daniel Bangham, 2012

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:

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.

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Baroque Oboe Making – February 2019

Tue 26th February 2019 @ 10:00 - Sun 3rd March 2019 @ 17:30

Baroque Oboe Reed Making & Adjustment – April 2019

Sat 13th April 2019 @ 10:00 - 16:00

Modern Oboe Reed Making & Adjustment – April 2019

Sun 14th April 2019 @ 10:00 - 16:00

Oboe & Bassoon Repair & Care – April 2019

Thu 25th April 2019 @ 10:00 - 16:00

Refresher Repair & Care – June 2019

Sat 8th June 2019 @ 10:00 - 16:00

Baroque Oboe Making – July 2019

Tue 2nd July 2019 @ 10:00 - Sun 7th July 2019 @ 17:30

Oboe & Bassoon Repair & Care – September 2019

Sat 14th September 2019 @ 10:00 - 16:00