Dawkes Music & Windcraft Ltd are a globally recognised UK based Music Industry company that have expert staff who specialise in products, performance, teaching and repairing in the brass and woodwind sector. With the largest square footage of display in the UK we hold our unique stock of spare parts, instruments, accessories and repair materials for the brass and woodwind retail and wholesale market.
Our purpose is to create and inspire musicians no matter their age or ability, whilst offering support to all on their musical journey.
Today, Dawkes Music & Windcraft Ltd is led by the third generation of the Dawkes family; brothers Jonathan and David Dawkes. Jonathan and David have worked in all areas of the business and have a combined experience themselves of more than 50 years in the music industry.
The company now offers a huge range of new & used instruments as well as an unrivalled stock of accessories & repair materials. Our goal is to create, inspire and support musicians of all levels.
Jack Dawkes, grandfather of the current owners, founded Dawkes Music & Windcraft Ltd in 1966. After leaving the military in 1946 Jack worked as a professional musician in London. His playing, arranging, recording and broadcasting got him well known on ‘the scene’.
However, his earlier war service caught up with him and led to deterioration of his hearing. Wishing to remain involved with music, he took the opportunity to learn the art of repairing instruments from renowned woodwind genius Ted Planas.
Jack established a workshop in his garage and soon built up a fine reputation for repair work amongst his circle of musician friends. Gradually word of Jack"s work reached the Royal Air Force Central band and orders to refurbish their instruments began to arrive.
Throughout the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s, Jack and his son Lindsay grew the business steadily over a number of years
In 2000 we moved to our current home, an 8,000 sq ft retail premises in the Reform Road Industrial Estate, Maidenhead.
Dawkes Music & Windcraft Ltd has based all of its business and core values around the highly skilled area of woodwind and brass repairs. Now with over 50 years of successful business and continuous growth, the company boasts the largest team of repairers in the UK and is the largest supplier of spare parts and repair materials for wind instruments in Europe.
Our retail premises offers multiple testing rooms, including the UK’s only ‘Virtual Acoustic Room’ and a brand new ‘Studio Room". Our vast array of stock is available to try in-store or online, and we promise the best buying experience and advice in the business. We now also provide tuition for adults in the local area. This is all complimented by regular events to help create, inspire and support all woodwind & brass musicians.
Dawkes Music Ltd is located in Berkshire just 10 minutes from the M4, 15 minutes from the M40 and 20 minutes from the M25. We are also in close range of Heathrow (15-20 mins in the car) and Gatwick (60 mins in the car). We have free car parking directly outside the shop. London Paddington is just 30-40 mins on the train.
ADDRESS: Dawkes Music, Reform Road, Maidenhead, SL6 8BT