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PARK AND RIDE. You can get to us via the Cambridge park and ride system. You need to use the Babraham road or Cowley road site. You will need to get off the bus at the Centennial Hotel stop, which is at the end of Station Road. Our shop is a 3 minute walk from there.

We specialise in everything for the woodwind and brass player. We have a team of friendly staff who are experienced players and teachers of woodwind and brass  instruments. They are knowledgeable about the wide range of instruments, music and accessories available.

We offer straightforward advice to help you choose, not only an instrument,  but also mouthpieces, cases, reeds and other accessories to make you a  happy player!

Our in-house team of repair specialists offer a comprehensive repair  service for woodwind and brass instruments. This includes emergency repairs,  annual service and instrument modifications and customisation.

Our philosophy is excellence. Value for money in all price ranges is  also very important to us. We take great care to only select the highest  quality instruments and accessories for our customers. We probably do more testing and evaluation on our stock than any other company in the country. We are even consulted by manufacturers worldwide to improve their  designs and build quality. High quality does not always mean expensive.

Key Personnel

Daniel Bangham

At heart, Daniel is a craftsman. He made an international reputation as a "Classical Clarinet" maker during the '80s and '90s. Many of the finest recordings of Classic Clarinet music are made using instruments made by him (Recordings available). Now content running Wood Wind & Reed, he still has time for some repairs, restorations and making. Daniel also helped found a world leading image software company Fo2pix Ltd.

Brian Dent

Brian has worked at the highest level as a repairer for Wood Wind & Reed for over 14 years. As the longest serving member of staff, he has worked with Daniel in the cramped surroundings of the first workshop in Felton Street and through two successful moves as the business has grown.

Emma Olley

Emma is primarily a flautist and has also been playing the piano for many years. She attained her performance diploma on the flute with Trinity Guildhall in 2009 and enjoys playing and performing whenever possible. She has experience teaching flute, piano and music theory, and currently teaches dance classes in Cambridge. Emma can be found both on the shop floor assisting customers, and helping behind the scenes.

John Cotton

John joined Wood Wind & Reed in December 2014 following a successful career as a military musician. During his twenty-six year service John has had the honour and privilege of performed for servicemen and women around the world. Among many, highlights of a very diverse career include a year long course at the Royal Military School of Music, leading a tri-service band along the Mall and into Buckingham Palace for the sixtieth anniversary of VE day and performing live with the Band of The Parachute Regiment at the Festival of Remembrance from the Royal Albert Hall. Aside from music John also served as a medic during the Gulf War in 1990/91. John continues to play the clarinet with the Cambridge Symphonic Winds as well as being a member of the CamSax Quartet. John also enjoys performing with local big bands and providing musical support to amateur theatre productions.

Behind the scenes

Steve: Repairs
Thomas Dryer Beers

Jenny: Accounts
Helen: Office staff

We also have pleasure in employing gap year and part-time staff, but we seem to lose them to Universities and Music Colleges up and down the country. We wish them good luck and always like seeing them back in the shop.

At various times staff members have also been active members of charities, music societies and associations. Currently we are supporting The Clarinet and Saxophone Society, The Cambridge Youth Wind Orchestra, The Cambridge and Peterborough Youth Orchestra and Mari Markus Gomori Children Concerts, Prime Brass among others. We also support the Flora and Fauna Preservation society and its work in planting more Blackwood trees to insure the future of good clarinets.

Payment options

We accept VISA, Mastercard, Maestro, Solo and cheques with guarantee cards.

Wood, Wind & Reed : Music Shop, Cambridge
Telephone: 01223 500442
Fax: 01223 576231
E-mail: shop@wwr.co.uk
Address: 106 Russell Street, Cambridge CB2 1HU

VAT number GB 386 0582 30


Wood, Wind and Reed aim to make buying and owning an instrument easy and enjoyable. We choose the best products available to save you time and money. All instruments are tested and adjusted before sale and our reputation for pre and post sales service is the envy of our trade.

With such an extensive catalogue we are not able to keep all goods in stock all the time. We do keep hundreds of ligatures, double reeds, cleaners, cases and other accessories in stock and we can therefore dispatch the majority of orders within 48 hours.

Our extensive selection of student and professional instruments are given a final inspection, adjustment and test before they are dispatched so please allow around 5 working days for dispatch.

106 Russell Street, Cambridge
01223 500442

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