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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.
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 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 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 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
Thomas Dryer Beers
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.
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Wood, Wind & Reed : Music Shop, Cambridge
Telephone: 01223 500442
Fax: 01223 576231
Address: 106 Russell Street, Cambridge CB2 1HU
VAT number GB 386 0582 30