01.02.14 10am - 5pm, Benslow Music, Hitchin, Herts SG4 9RB; £90
Our Early Keyboard Consultant Andrew Wooderson offers an invaluable training day to actual and would-be harpsichord owners who want to be able to maintain their instruments to a reasonable standard. We will look at the harpsichord action, learn how to diagnose faults in plectra, jacks, dampers, registers, handstops and keyboards and get practical experience in replacing strings and plectra. Andrew also offers hints about general care of your precious instrument. We start at 10am and will finish not after 5pm, with a break for a delicious lunch at 1 pm.