2020 has got off to a very positive start!  Our January Members’ booking opening days were exceptionally busy this year, so Non-Members don’t delay in booking on our courses from 9am on Monday 3 February to avoid disappointment.  Online booking for courses in the second half of 2020 will open on our website on this day, but please note that, as always, priority is given to telephone bookings.

Following a day of exceptional auditions, we will shortly be announcing our soloists for our renowned Baroque Opera project this April (13-19th) exploring scenes from Rameau’s Les Indes Galantes. Watch this space!

We are delighted to welcome Fernando Miguel Jalôto, a Portuguese harpsichord specialist, for this production. Miguel directs his own Ludovice Ensemble (www.ludoviceensemble.com) and in 2019 performed solo harpsichord at the Utrecht Early Music Festival.  He will be working alongside our excellent team of tutors, including Judy Tarling (violin), Henrik Persson (cello), Riccardo Barros (stage director) and Nick Shaw (vocal coach).

Make sure you book your tickets for the performance here at Benslow Music on 18 April (8pm start) or book yourself on the course!

New Tutor Update

Jazz guitarist Steve Banks will be directing our Playing Those Changes course between Fri 24 - Sun 26 April 2020. Steve’s captivating style, lyricism and versatility has kept him much in demand. He has recorded and performed with Sara Colman, Greg Cordez and We Are Leif amongst many others. Steve is a committed and experienced educator. He developed the educational site Practisin2Play with internationally renowned guitarist, composer and educator Mike Walker and has taught improvisation, applied theory and professional musicianship to individuals, groups and ensembles since 2007. We are pleased he is available to lead this course – spaces for double bass and front-line soloists available.

What Previous Participants Said…

“Outstanding and we'll tailored to individual needs. Great fun, instructive and highlighted scope for future development.”

“I found the course both very enjoyable and informative.”

 Dr Christopher Roberts, Head of Music