"...how do we manage to pack so much playing into what looks like quite a short time on paper?!"
The courses are intended for adult players of grade 6/7 and above (based loosely on ABRSM levels). They are based on wind quintets, quartets and trios with some larger ensembles, and are suitable for both individual players seeking opportunities for playing with others of a similar standard, and also for pre-formed groups looking for coaching.
Courses start with all participants playing together in a large ensemble. The next day players are divided into chamber groups and given music and a rehearsal room. Tutors rotate around the groups spending 15-30 minutes with each group depending on numbers. The main aim of the course is to experience playing chamber music and to gain a better understanding of sight reading and effective chamber playing and rehearsal. On the longer summer course there is a pianist and the chance to perform solo work as well as specialist instrumental workshops.
Spring Course, 30th March - 1st April in Derbyshire
For our first course of 2018 we are taking you to the beautiful county of Derbyshire. This East Midlands county is all about the great outdoors. With award winning gardens and grounds, our venue more than lives up to the county's reputation.
Fee: £285 full board and tuition (please contact us to discuss non-residential fees) Preliminary deposit: £50, due by 20/10/17 Remainder of deposit: £100, due by 31/01/18
Our third course of the year sees us returning to the lovely High Leigh in Hoddesdon. With superb staff and excellent transport links we are very happy to have been able to secure another weekend here.
Fee: £285 full board and tuition (please contact us to discuss non-residential fees) Preliminary deposit: £50, due by 20/10/17 Remainder of deposit: £100, due by 16/09/18