Detail of flute keywork made by Peter Worrell


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

During this 5 day 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 only two students on the course, you are assured dedicated attention as required.

Course director |  Jacqueline Sorel, internationally respected recorder maker.

Materials | Cedar, Maple or Cherry Wood (Boxwood on request and at extra cost - we need to know this in advance to prepare the blanks).

Instrument type | Baroque Alto recorder after J. Denner in A440 or A415.

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

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 | 5 days

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 | 9.30am to 5pm daily (end times may vary).

Cost | £1000 or E1300 (includes finished instrument).

Location | All our courses are held at The Champion Workshop at Stapleford Granary, Bury Road, Stapleford, Cambridge, CB22 5BP (England). 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 | For enquiries email Tim Cranmore @

We will supply you with all the tools and a ready drilled blank for the recorder you will make.

Please bring your own workshop overalls, with dust and eye protection.

Please note, this course is run privately by Tim Cranmore using Cambridge Woodwind Maker facilities.

Related Courses | Recorder Knowledge | Make a Recorder: Activity Day for Children

Upcoming Course Dates

Tuesday 1st of August 2017

Recorder Making with Jacqueline Sorel 5 day 1000.00
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*Deposits are non-refundable unless CWM has to cancel the course, in which case all amounts paid will be refundable or transferable to another course.

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Course Calendar

June 2017