We have had a wonderful start to the year and are excited that the center keeps growing happily and there is plenty of interest in our activities. The Baroque Oboe making proves to be a very popular course and we are adding more for this year (please email us if you don't see dates that suit you).
This video was made for us by Paul van der Linden, the tutor of the oboe making course and we are very grateful to have this to promote our work.
We are busy working out dates for Trumpet Making workshops in 2015 as these are also extremely popular. Don't miss the Watch @ Work opportunities during this years course.
As usual, courses that are coming up are listed and linked below. We are particularly keen to fill our July Wooden Flute Making course, these will be the fifteenth and sixteenth flutes made at The Champion Workshop! Thank you Robert Bigio who has run these courses.
We love to hear from you with any comments, suggestions and feedback and if you are on facebook please join us there!
Baroque Oboe Development | £1250 (including preparation of European Boxwood) | webpage
August | Wednesday 6th - Monday 11th - FULL - waiting list only
October | Wednesday 1st - Monday 6th - FULL - waiting list only
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.
Recorder Making with Tim Cranmore
Recorder Making | £1000 | webpage
August | Monday 11th - Friday 15th
August | Sunday 17th - Thursday 21st - FULL - waiting list only
Recorder Activity Days with Daniel Bangham
Children's Recorder Activity Day | to be arranged | £48 | webpage
Woodland Whistle Making with Daniel Bangham
Also included in the Children's Recorder Activity days, Daniel will be running a few short courses making these charming bird call whistles in conjunction with The Ace Foundation's nature days.
July | Saturday 19th
October | Tuesday 7th
Flute Making with Robert Bigio
Wooden Flute Making | £1000 | webpage
July | Tuesday 22nd - Saturday 26th - only one place left
October | Thursday 23rd - Monday 27th
Flute Headjoints with Robert Bigio
Flute Headjoint | £550 | webpage
September | Friday 19th - Saturday 20th - FULL
Classical Clarinet Making with Daniel Bangham
Classical Clarinet | £2000 | website
New dates to be determined
Clarinet Barrels with Daniel Bangham
Clarinet Barrel 'Experiment' Day | £100 | website
November | Sunday 23rd
Chalmeau Making with Daniel Bangham
Chalmeau Making | £1000 | website
August | Friday 22nd - Monday 25th
Trumpet Making with Robert Barclay, Michael Munkwitz & Richard Seraphinoff
The Trumpet Making course for 2014 is currently full. Please email us to be put on the waiting list. If you would like to come and view the instruments being made view the dates for Watch @ Work below.
Watch @ Work - Trumpets | Free | webpage
July | Tuesday 1st - 10-12am
July | Thursday 3rd - 4-6pm
Repair & Maintenance
£70 (discounts for Friends apply)
Clarinet Repair & Maintenance | September Saturday 27th
Saxophone Repair & Maintenance | October Saturday 18th | November Saturday 1st
Oboe & Bassoon Repair & Maintenance | September Sunday 21st
Flute Repair & Maintenance | July Sunday 20th