Detail of flute keywork made by Peter Worrell


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. Our 'Make a Mollenhauer Dream Recorder' afternoon course will be held at the Cambridge Woodwind Makers Champion Workshop in the beautiful setting of Stapelford Granary.

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.

Course director | Daniel Bangham, founder of Cambridge Woodwind Makers.

Abilities | These courses are suitable for children aged 8 years and up.

Course length | Half day.

Dates | See calendar to the right or below.

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

Time | 10am - 1pm OR 2pm - 5pm (24th July)

Cost | £48 (includes finished instrument).

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

Booking | To book use the links below.

Further information |

Courses will only run with a minimum of five students and a maximum of Eight.

Refreshments will be provided.

We hope the participants will also have time to make a wooden woodland whistle.

Please enquire or lodge your interest with Daniel Bangham.

Email: Phone: +44 (0)1223 713101.

Make a recorder: activity day for children

Make your own Mollenhauer Dream recorder and take it home with you to treasure for the rest of your life.