Woodwind instruments used to be made of wood and today they are often made of metal. Playing a woodwind instrument comes with many health benefits. They can help a musician improve their breathing control as well as diaphragm and core strength. This in turn improves cardiovascular health.
A woodwind instrument can be learned at all ages, and skills on one woodwind instrument are often transferable with others. Other woodwind instruments offered at the Conservatory of Music are flute, oboe, clarinet and saxophone. Students can also perform with other students in ensembles such as the Jazz Combo, Jazz Band and the Orchestra.