Information Sheets

I have created information sheets (PDF format) for each topic listed below - click on the topic to open the information sheet, and you can print it out if you wish. If you want to download the information sheet then click on the topic to open the information sheet and then click on "save as" to save it to a folder on your computer.

General Information

  1. Obtaining a Woodwind instrument - renting or buying instruments, and school instruments
  2. Selling a Woodwind instrument
  3. Useful shops and manufacturer websites
  4. Useful Websites in Peterborough area
  5. NAMIR Ltd- Stolen instrument Listing 1 (Nov 17)

The Flute

  1. A beginner's guide to student Flutes
  2. A guide to graduate, professional, and vintage Flutes
  3. A brief guide to available models of Flute
  4. Assembling and warming up the Flute
  5. Looking after the Flute
  6. Traditional Irish Marching Band and Session Flutes
  7. Flute Miscellany

The Clarinet

  1. A beginner's guide to student Clarinets
  2. A guide to graduate, professional and vintage Clarinets
  3. A brief guide to available models of Clarinet
  4. Assembing and warming up the Clarinet
  5. Looking after the Clarinet
  6. Getting more from the Clarinet
  7. Adjustable thumb-rests for the Clarinet
  8. Getting more from Clarinet reeds
  9. How to select and test Clarinet mouthpieces
  10. Clarinet Miscellany

The Saxophone

  1. A beginner's guide to student Saxophones
  2. A guide to graduate, professional and vintage Saxophones
  3. A brief guide to available models of Saxophone
  4. Assembing and warming up the Saxophone
  5. Looking after the Saxophone
  6. Getting more from the Saxophone
  7. Getting more from Saxophone reeds
  8. How to select and test Saxophone mouthpieces
  9. Saxophone Miscellany

The Oboe

  1. A beginner's guide to student Oboes
  2. A guide to advanced student and graduate Oboes
  3. A guide to professional and vintage Oboes
  4. A brief guide to available models of Oboe
  5. Assembing and warming up the Oboe
  6. Looking after the Oboe
  7. Oboe Miscellany

The Bassoon

  1. A beginner's guide to student Bassoons
  2. A guide to graduate, professional and vintage Bassoons
  3. A brief guide to available models of Bassoon
  4. Assembing and warming up the Bassoon
  5. Looking after the Bassoon
  6. Bassoon Miscellany

The Piccolo

  1. A beginner's guide to student Piccolos
  2. A guide to graduate, professional, and vintage Piccolos
  3. A brief guide to available models of Piccolo
  4. Looking after the Piccolo

The Recorder

  1. A beginner's guide to the Recorder
  2. A brief guide to available models of Recorder
  3. Looking after the Recorder
  4. The Woods used in Recorder making
  5. Recorder Miscellany

Playing Woodwind Instruments

  1. Woodwind embouchure problems
  2. Tuning Matters
  3. Tuning Matters too

Instrument Repairs

  1. Common problems and emergency Woodwind repairs
  2. Emergency Flute repairs
  3. Woodwind Repair work glossary