An opportunity to play a varied repertoire of clarinet music in a friendly environment at a standard that matches your ability.


Resident: £365 Non-Resident: £265 (25% off for under 27s) Code: 24/204

Booking for Members opens at 11am on Tuesday 29 August 2023.

Non-Member and online booking opens at 11am on Monday 18 September 2023.

For details on how to become a Member to take advantage of early booking, see here.

What is the course about?

The team of Paul Harris, George Sleightholme and Hannah Shimwell offers the opportunity for clarinettists of all abilities to come to Benslow Music and focus on repertoire from renaissance to the contemporary alongside a full campus of like-minded players. This course is tailored and we will find a group suited to your ability for workshops and choirs at the appropriate level, as well as sessions focusing on technique and musicianship.

Tutor websites: Paul Harris   George Sleightholme

What will we cover?

Sightreading, balance, intonation, listening and responding while working within various small and large ensembles.

What will we accomplish? By the end of this course you will be able to…

Feel confident playing the range of repertoire and to celebrate the joy of making music together.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

Learner, Improver, Confident, Skilful

How will the course be taught, and will any preparation be required?

A combination of group and full choir sessions tailored according to your appropriate playing level.  No preparation is required. There will be classes for the more inexperienced players, with focus on sound production, intonation and will help prepare the group for the larger ensembles.

Will music be provided in advance of the course?

No, it will be provided by the tutors on the course.

Is there anything I need to bring?

Just you and your clarinet(s)!

What previous participants said about this course…

“Fun weekend playing clarinet with like-minded folk, tutored by three motivated, interesting professional tutors. It gives opportunities to players of all levels providing everyone a chance to perform and improve at their own pace.”

“All the tutors were excellent, maintaining a good balance between talking and playing.”

“Encouraging but challenging if you want it to be. Very enjoyable. Great selection of music.”