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About Jessica

With an interest in both engineering & woodwind instruments, it seemed logical for me to study the making and repairing of them. To pursue this interest, I joined the most prestigious course in the UK, at Newark Technical College in 1986

From Newark I went to work full time in a specialist woodwind shop, setting up new instruments, repairing customers instruments and preparing used instruments for sale.

In 1992 I set up my own workshop at home in Bedfordshire. This freedom allowed me to specialise in oboe and bassoon repairs, which, being the instruments I play, provide the greatest challenges and rewards to me. With a husband who is a flute player and having made a clarinet, naturally the flute and clarinet feature highly in my work too.

In 1999 we moved to Devon, which involved the conversion of a blacksmith's forge into a workshop.

Jessica at her lathe

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Jessica Rance Woodwind Instrument Repairs
Thornmoor Forge, Thornmoor Cross, Nr Lifton, Devon PL16 0JS
Phone 01566 784668, Mobile 07802 720909,
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