Woodland Whistle Making

Course overview | This short course is run by Daniel offers a fun opportunity to learn basic woodworking skills and experience a branch being turned into a musical instrument by your own fair hand!


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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.

“Sebastien, his dad, and his grandparents, would like to tell you what a lovely morning we all had at your woodland whistle making class on Saturday. We all appreciated your great approach to the children, assuming that they would be capable of using the tools and giving them the freedom to learn by doing it themselves. To come home with a Swanee whistle was a bonus and was proudly displayed to Sebastien’s younger cousins later on. I am sure we will see you again one day but in the meantime, thank you very much indeed for Saturday. ”

Woodland Whistles with Daniel Bangham, 2015


Cost | by donation – suggested £10 per child

Course duration | 1 hour

Times | various

Abilities | Suitable for children aged 8 and above.

Questions | if you have any questions or comments please email [email protected]

What to bring | Children should wear workshop appropriate clothing; no tassels, closed toe shoes etc. Aprons and overalls are available. Parents and carers are invited to stay for the workshop.

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 along with our covid-19 guidelines which are here: Cambridge Makers covid-19 guidelines - Cambridge Makers.

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.

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