Cambridge Woodwind Makers

Recorder Making for Children2018-10-23T17:18:32+00:00

Make a Recorder: Activity Day for Children

Course overview | These sessions use a specially developed kit, from the Mollenhauer recorder company, designed to enable children to make their own recorder. Each participant will end up with a complete working recorder.

With skilled makers as teachers, and kits provided by the world-famous Mollenhauer recorder workshop in Germany, children can make a beautiful, working musical instrument.

The budding instrument maker will be taught how to make the finger holes in the correct places, using the special equipment provided. The wooden bodies then need to be sanded and finished ready for staining and polishing. The precision engineered plastic head joint and mouthpiece will then be assembled and fitted to the instrument. After some finer adjustments are completed the child will have a beautiful finished instrument, ready to play!

During the workshop session, instructors will also explain how other instruments are made and how the recorder works.

Participants will also make a wooden woodland whistle.

Dates & Booking:

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.

The course fee covers all the materials, use of tools and expert tuition.  The finished recorder will be yours to keep.

Cost | £48

Course duration | Half a day

Times | 10.00am – 1.00pm OR 2.00pm-5.00pm

Abilities | Suitable for children aged 8 and above.

Questions | if you have any questions or comments please email

What to bring | You will need to wear workshop appropriate clothing; no tassels, closed toe shoes etc. Aprons and overalls are available. Parents and or carers are invited to stay for the duration of the workshop.

NB | Courses will only run with a minimum of five students and a maximum of eight.

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.

Upcoming Related Courses

Recorder Making with Tim Cranmore – February 2019

Wed 27th February @ 10:00 - Mon 4th March @ 17:30

Recorder Making with Tim Cranmore – June 2019

Sun 9th June @ 10:00 - Thu 13th June @ 17:00