Detail of flute keywork made by Peter Worrell


Course overview | During this intense six day course you will take part in the entire process of creating your own Baroque oboe in the style of Jacob Denner. pitched at 415 hz. It is also possible to request the D'amore model.

Course director | Paul van der Linden, baroque oboeist and baroque oboe maker.

Instrument type | The instrument made will be based on a Jacob Denner instrument pitched at 415hz or the D'amore model, both chosen for this course by Paul van der Linden.  (NB. The first person to sign up for the course will decide which instrument will be made for each course.)

Abilities | Suitable for adults and students over 16 years old: musicians, artisans and craftspeople. Some woodturning experience is desirable but not essential. Ideally you would get experience in wood turning before you attend the course. Please contact us if you have had no practical woodworking experience at all before starting the course. It helps us plan the sessions.

Please note; if you have had prior woodturning experience you are more likely to complete your instrument satisfactorily within the week long course. If you do not finish we can arrange a continuation course for you.

Course length | 6 consecutive days.

Dates | See the calendar to the right or booking form below.

Don't see dates that suit you? Further courses can be arranged throughout the year; email

Time | 10.00am – 5.30pm (depending on progress made during each day, sometimes may run later in the evening).

Cost | Jacob Denner -  £1250. This included prepared European Boxwood. | D'amore - £1380.

Location | All our courses are held at The Champion Workshop, 6 Lintech Court, Linton, CB21 4XN. Details of transport and location can be found in the Visitors Centre section.

Accommodation | If you are not local to Cambridge you will need to arrange your own accommodation for the duration of the course. We have listed some options in the Accommodation Section of our website.

Personal accident insurance | We do have public liability insurance, however personal accident insurance is obligatory for non-EU participants.

Booking | To book use the links below.

Further information | More information about the course plan link here , for more information about Paul van der Linden link here

For other enquiries email Daniel Bangham

The course fee covers all the materials, tools and expert tuition. It also includes 4 lunches and light refreshments throughout the week. Your finished oboe will be yours to keep. If we are able to fill the course, we will also provide two group evening meals.

Watch @ Work | Open days will be held during this course as opportunities for everyone to view the progress. For further details contact Daniel Bangham: For further information on our Watch @ Work series follow this link.

Related Courses | Oboe Reed Making | Oboe & Bassoon Repair & Care | Oboe Reed Adjustment

Videos |

Baroque Oboe Making

Baroque oboe making after Denner at 415hz with Paul van der Linden.