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Recorder Making with Jacqueline Sorel2019-03-11T13:24:00+01:00

Recorder Making

Course overview | Make your own professional wooden recorder with Dutch recorder maker, Jacqueline Sorel.

Jacqueline will take you through every step of the process of making your own basic-alto recorder at either A:440 or A:415 Hz.

During the course you will be taught some basic theoretical knowledge and you will be involved in turning the profile from drawings, drilling the tone holes, making the head-joint and cutting the windway, block fitting, and tuning and voicing the recorder.

With a maximum of two participants on each course you will have plenty of one-to-one time with Jacqueline.

 This course is suitable for both the complete beginner as for advanced amateur makers (and everyone in between those levels).
Depending on your experience Jacqueline will tailor the course either as a Master Class with you making the recorder and Jacqueline answering specialist questions and giving advice, exercises and tips. Or, as a beginner she will give you instruction to allow you to do it yourself helping you as desired or necessary. 

Instrument type |  Alto recorder in A440 or A415.

Materials | Plum, Maple or Cherry Wood (Boxwood on request and at extra cost – we need to know this in advance to prepare the blanks). The block will be cedar.

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Recorder Making with Jacqueline Sorel – September 2019

Sun 15th September @ 12:00 - Wed 18th September @ 12:00

Recorder Making with Jacqueline Sorel – February 2020

Sun 23rd February 2020 @ 12:00 - Fri 28th February 2020 @ 12:00

Tutor | Jacqueline Sorel

Accomplished recorder maker from Holland, with an international reputation. Jacqueline has also developed courses at Cambridge Woodwind Makers that cover specific voicing and technical details, but also makes one think about how to choose a recorder and what gives a recorder its characteristic; see Recorder Repair & Care.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
The course fee covers all the materials including prepared wood, use of tools and expert tuition. It also includes some lunches, light refreshments and some evening meals. The finished recorder will be yours to keep.

Cost | £1000 (E1300)

Course duration | 5 consecutive days

Times |

  • Sunday | 12.00 – 17.00
  • Monday – Thursday | 09.00am – 5.00pm
  • Friday | 09.00-12.00

Depending on progress made during each day, some times may run later into the evening.

Abilities | Suitable for adults and students over 16 years old; musicians, artisans and craftspeople.

Some wood turning experience is desirable but not essential, however, ideally you would try to gain experience in advance of the course. If you have had prior wood turning experience you are more likely to complete your instrument satisfactorily within the week long course. We can arrange a continuation course if you do not complete within the allocated time.

Questions | if you have any questions or comments please email information@cambridgewoodwindmakers.org

What to bring | You will need to wear workshop appropriate clothing; no tassels, closed toe shoes etc. Aprons and overalls are available. Remember glasses if you need them, the work involves looking at small details. If you wish to bring any of your own tools please make sure they are marked or labelled.

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.

Upcoming Related Courses

Recorder Making with Tim Cranmore – June 2019

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

Recorder Making with Jacqueline Sorel – September 2019

Sun 15th September @ 12:00 - Wed 18th September @ 12:00

Recorder Making with Tim Cranmore – November 2019

Mon 11th November @ 10:00 - Fri 15th November @ 17:30

Recorder Making with Tim Cranmore – January 2020

Mon 27th January 2020 @ 10:00 - Fri 31st January 2020 @ 17:30

Recorder Making with Jacqueline Sorel – February 2020

Sun 23rd February 2020 @ 12:00 - Fri 28th February 2020 @ 12:00

Recorder Repair & Care – Saturday – February 2020

Sat 29th February 2020 @ 10:00 - 16:00

Recorder Repair & Care – Sunday – March 2020

Sun 1st March 2020 @ 10:00 - 16:00

Recorder Making with Tim Cranmore – March 2020

Mon 23rd March 2020 @ 10:00 - Fri 27th March 2020 @ 17:30