Cambridge Woodwind Makers

Professional Development – Key Making2019-02-15T13:16:00+00:00

Key Making

Dates to be confirmed. Please see Introduction to Key Making and email information@cambridgewoodwindmakers.org to keep informed of dates.

Course overview | During this course you will make an ‘apprentice piece’ as per the examples pictured below.

Through making the piece, you will explore and learn about the process of making keys, leading you to be able to offer keywork adjustments, and making, to your current customers. This will also open you to new customers previously hindered by disabilities, idiosyncrasies and ailments; you will be able to offer bespoke key positioning, repair the un-repairable and modify according to need.

Through hands-on teaching you will learn about:

  • Key filing
  • Key design, form and function
  • Spring hitch design and mounting
  • Pillar facing
  • Point screw fitting
  • Through steel fitting
  • Springing
  • Pad fitting

The finished piece will be yours to keep and present as part of a portfolio of work to demonstrate your skill and capability to your customers.

Dates & Booking:

Tutor Pete Worrell

Through working with both Howarth’s and with Duncan Crawford, Peter has refined the art of woodwind instrument design with a focus on mechanisms of oboes, clarinets and flutes. A highly accomplished key maker and craftsman he now focuses on making entire flutes, though his recent invention of a clarinet that can be played by someone with only a functioning right or left hand is a tour-de-force and ranks him in the top echelons of instrument designers and technicians. Probably the finest key-maker in the industry.

Co-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.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
The course fee covers all the materials, use of tools and expert tuition. It also includes lunches, light refreshments and some evening meals.

Cost | £780

Course duration | 5 days

Times | 10.00am – 4.00pm

Abilities | This course is designed for experienced makers and repairers with an interest in improving their understanding and creation of keywork.

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

What to bring | 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.

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

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

Introduction to Key Making – April 2019

Wed 10th April @ 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

Recorder Making with Tim Cranmore – June 2019

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

Long Trumpet Making – June 2019

Mon 24th June @ 09:00 - Fri 28th June @ 18:00

Brass Repair & Care – June 2019

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

Baroque Oboe Making – D’amore – July 2019

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

Classical Clarinet Making – July 2019

Thu 18th July @ 10:00 - Thu 1st August @ 17:30

Classical Clarinet Making – July 2019

Sun 11th August @ 10:00 - Sun 25th August @ 17:30

Cornetto Making – August 2019

Mon 26th August @ 10:00 - Fri 30th August @ 13:00

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

Baroque and Modern Oboe Reed Making – October 2019

Sat 5th October @ 10:00 - Sun 6th October @ 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