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Saxophone Day-Clinic with Curt Altarac2018-10-24T09:18:06+00:00

Saxophone Day Clinic with Curt Altarac

Course overview | An opportunity to join like minded repairers in a day with Curt Altarac of MusicMedic. ” The most driven repairer I have ever met”!

Cambridge Woodwind Makers is hosting Curt for a day of show-and-tell of repair techniques and the ever growing range of MusicMedic products.

In this clinic Curt will walk you through the two parts of a saxophone overhaul. The mechanical restoration and the aural overhaul. You will learn and understand the procedures necessary to create a machine that plays without mechanical limitations. This includes techniques for fitting keys, necks, leveling pads, pad cups, material choice pad choice and more. You will be taken through the procedures used at the MusicMedic.com Sax ProShop and will gain an understanding of the proper chronological order necessary to properly overhaul any saxophone. Many of the techniques employed at the ProShop will save your shop time and money while producing superior and consistent results.

Once an instrument is mechanically sound, there is still a lot of work to do. Curt will explain his techniques for Tuning and Toning saxophones as well as other procedures involved in making the instrument sound its best. This discussion will include, key height set up using Curt’s Balanced venting method, Play Testing and Play Trusting, Tuning, Toning, the use of bore, neck and tone hole liners and other tuning techniques. Curt will discuss practical implementations of his techniques and his acoustical modifications during the finishing stages of a MusicMedic.com Sax ProShop overhaul.

Dates & Booking:

Refresher Repair & Care – June 2019

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

Refresher Repair & Care – July 2020

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

Tutor | Curt Altarac

Curt is a highly revered woodwind instrument repairer from the USA. He specialises in saxophones and his company, MusicMedic is known for innovative  and high-spec repairing techniques.

Curt was the winner of the 2006 Dick Rusch Memorial Award (to the outstanding clinician) for his clinic on Saxophone Tuning and Toning at the National NAPBIRT convention.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
There will be light refreshments throughout the day.

Cost | FREE

Course duration | 1 day

Times | 10.00am – 4.00pm

Abilities | This course should be of interest to experienced repairers only.

Questions | if you have any questions or comments please email Daniel: daniel.bangham@cambridgewoodwindmakers.org

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.

Flute Repair & Care – March 2019

Sat 16th March @ 10:00 - 16:00

Clarinet Repair & Care – March 2019

Wed 20th March @ 10:00 - 16:00

Saxophone Repair & Care – March 2019

Thu 28th March @ 10:00 - 16:00

Flute Repair & Care – April 2019

Wed 24th April @ 10:00 - 16:00

Oboe & Bassoon Repair & Care – April 2019

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

Refresher Repair & Care – June 2019

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

Brass Repair & Care – June 2019

Sat 29th June @ 10:00 - 16:00

Saxophone Repair & Care – August 2019

Sat 31st August @ 10:00 - 16:00

Oboe & Bassoon Repair & Care – September 2019

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

Clarinet Repair & Care – September 2019

Sat 28th September @ 10:00 - 16:00

Flute Repair & Care – March 2020

Wed 18th March 2020 @ 10:00 - 16:00

Clarinet Repair & Care – March 2020

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

Saxophone Repair & Care – March 2020

Sat 28th March 2020 @ 10:00 - 16:00

Oboe & Bassoon Repair & Care – April 2020

Sat 11th April 2020 @ 10:00 - 16:00

Refresher Repair & Care – July 2020

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

Flute Repair & Care – September 2020

Sat 12th September 2020 @ 10:00 - 16:00

Oboe & Bassoon Repair & Care – September 2020

Wed 16th September 2020 @ 10:00 - 16:00

Saxophone Repair & Care – September 2020

Thu 17th September 2020 @ 10:00 - 16:00

Clarinet Repair & Care – September 2020

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