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Repairs / Sales now in London and Peterborough

In addition to the London workshop, a second workshop in Peterborough is now operational. 

As an alternative to posting items, both workshops offer the opportunity to drop off instruments for repair, or to try out pre-owned instruments.

Typically the London workshop is during the academic term and the Peterborough workshop during half term/out of term holidays. 

London - Crystal Palace, South London
Peterborough - 15 mins from A1(m) junction 16.

Workshops are not public shops. Visits by appointment only. 

Recorder Shop London

on the road...

The shop will be at several events and courses this year, offering shop items and a repair service/consultation.

2024 Events

20 Jan

SRP –  London Branch – Conducting and shop items


17 Feb

SRP – Sheffield – Recorder Voicing/Looking after your recorder workshop, playing session and shop items

To attend the workshop please contact Sheffield SRP


22-24 Mar
SRP National Festival 2024 - Monmouth, South Wales
National Festival 2024 – Society of Recorder Players (


2 – 8  Apr

Easter Recorder Course - Moulton College, Northampton


13-14 Apr

Recorder Festival – Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

11 May
SRP –  South London Branch – Conducting and shop items

2 - 10 Aug 
NORVIS – Early Music Summer School, Barnard Castle, Durham

 Onsite repairs, shop items, conducting and Looking After Your Recorder Presentation 


23 Aug –25 Aug

Summer Recorder Festival, Cheltenham


If you are holding an event and you like the shop/workshop to attend do get in touch via email.

Please note some courses are not open to the public. You may need to get permission from the event organisers to visit.

Looking after your wooden recorder maintenance guide

This A6 size, 30 page booklet is packed full of hints and tips on how to keep your recorder in optimum condition. The book was created following the 'Looking after your Recorder' workshops run by Julie Dean over many years. The best care advice is now consolidated into this handy guide. First published in April 2022, the book was officially launched at the Easter Recorder Course, Derbyshire in April 2022.  

Sections covered include:

  • Common issues with recorders
  • Best care routines
  • Care of the joints
  • Oiling
  • Blowing in new recorder
  • Signs of voicing problems

And much more.

Pre-Owned Instruments

The website has a great range of pre-owned instruments. All instruments are fullys serviced and revoiced to ensure the recorder you select is in the best condition possible. 

If you need advice or a recomendation on choosing an instrument, or would like to arrange an appointment to try out some recorders in London or Peterborough, just contact us by email

Following on from the highly popular 'Rounds for Recorders' workshop sessions held in person and online, The Rounds for Recorders volumes are now available. 

Rounds can be a useful tool for recorder players as warm up exercises, a simple resource for technical work, learning a new instrument or as performance pieces. Each Rounds for Recorders volume contains 20 rounds, ranging from short, simple pieces to more complex works. Each round is printed for soprano/tenor, alto and bass recorders. Researched to enhance player knowledge, these rounds provide musicians with plenty of fascinating material to both read and perform. Always interesting but reflecting past times, some of the rounds contained within are unsuitable for children.

Looking after your wooden recorder maintenance guide