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Due to Covid there will be no recorder making courses until further notice.

Have you always wanted to make your own recorder? And not by endless trial and error in the loneliness of your workspace, but with an experienced maker and teacher who has no secrets? In the luxury of a ‘group’ of just two participants in a professional workshop?


I’ll organize several one week courses (six days) in recorder making in my own very nice workshop. I’ll be taking you through every step of the process of making your own basic-alto recorder at either A:443 or A:415 Hz. Satisfaction is guaranteed, as I will only let you leave my workshop with a good new instrument.

This course is suitable for both the complete beginner as for advanced amateur makers (and everyone in between those levels), as there will be be only two students, which enables me to pay full attention to your individual needs. If you already have a lot of experience, this course is a Master Class and in principle you do everything yourself. I’ll then answer all your specialist questions and will give you exercises. If you have little or no experience, I will at least let you sense all the steps yourself, but I will take over where necessary and desired. In other words: the more experienced you are, the more you do yourself.

Price for the course € 1.550,-

This will give you:

  • Carefully seasoned wood for your instrument
  • Full use of machines and tools
  • My intensive coaching
  • Lots of knowledge
  • A nice new alto recorder
  • One full service job within 6 months after the course
  • Coffee and tea
  • Last but not least: an unforgettable experience!



Jacqueline Sorel’s recorder building course was a very special way for me to dig deeper into this instrument. Under the expert and enthusiastic leadership of Jacqueline I was initiated in all steps of the construction, from woodturning to voicing and tuning. A guaranteed way to get to know all the ‘angles and holes’ of this instrument is to build one yourself. Together with a fellow student a great week that ended with a high quality recorder. Recommended!” Eric.      

 “Under expert guidance I spent a week making an alto recorder. Particularly to be able to follow the whole process of the making and especially to be allowed to do it yourself.
In a pleasant atmosphere we have been working for six days and the result is great !!” Jessica.

“It’s been a few weeks since the recorder making summer course… I’d like to thank you once more for the very inpiring six days (I learned so much in a short time!) and the new, very nice alto recorder! Playing together for the first time with a harpsichord at 415 was special, we were both impressed by the sound. The recorder plays very easily, all notes come out naturally and forceless, also the high notes. It feels like singing via a recorder. I really had to make sure I didn’t carry on playing for too long :-)” Nele