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  2. About Us
    1. Benslow Music Instrument Loan Scheme
    2. Our Guest Experience Promise
    3. Our Story
    4. Meet the Team
      1. Peter Hewitt
      2. Dr Christopher Roberts
      3. Tim Sharp
      4. Steve Saint
      5. Joanne Flavell
      6. Karen Luxon
      7. Laura Thompson
      8. Carline Bushen
      9. Ken Harriot
    5. Governance
    6. How to Support Benslow Music
      1. Keep Music at Benslow Alive
      2. Membership
      3. Donations and Legacies
      4. Friends of Benslow Music
      5. Sponsorship and Advertising
      6. Corporate Membership/Partnerships
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  3. Courses
    1. 2020 Courses
      1. April 2020 Courses
      2. August 2020 Courses
      3. February 2020 Courses
      4. January 2020 Courses
      5. July 2020 Courses
      6. June 2020 Courses
      7. March 2020 Courses
      8. May 2020 Courses
      9. November 2020 Courses
      10. October 2020 Courses
      11. September 2020 Courses
    2. 2021 Courses
      1. April 2021 Courses
        1. *NEW* Introducing Ludwig
        2. *NEW* Ottoman and Eurasia: Crossroads of Music of the Balkans and Beyond
        3. *NEW* String Orchestra: Metamorphosen Day
        4. *NEW* The Benslow Baroque Project: Music for St Cecilia by Handel and Draghi
        5. *NEW* The Benslow Gospel Choir
        6. *NEW* Violin Workshop with Simon Smith
        7. *NEW* World Percussion Workshop
        8. An Introduction to String Chamber Music
        9. Bass Clarinet Extravaganza
        10. Beyond the Score
        11. Developing your Aural Skills
        12. Flutes Inspired
        13. Spring SongFest
        14. String Orchestra
        15. String Quartets with the Allegri
      2. August 2021 Courses
        1. Cambridge Early Music at Benslow Music - The Triumphs of Maximilian: ​Music from the time of Emperor Maximilian I
      3. February 2021 Courses
        1. *ONLINE* Benslow Cellos Online with Jenny Curtis
        2. *ONLINE* Benslow International Saxophone Course
        3. *ONLINE* JazzFest
        4. *ONLINE* Lute Songs for Solo Singers
        5. *ONLINE* The Sounds of Proper Posture
        6. *ONLINE* Vocalise – Play like a Singer!
      4. January 2021 Courses
        1. *ONLINE* English and American Song
        2. *ONLINE* Grade 5 Theory
        3. *ONLINE* Music Production Tools for Classical Musicians
        4. *ONLINE* Play at Home with the Tedesca Quartet
        5. *ONLINE* Playing the Dots
      5. July 2021 Courses
        1. Cambridge Early Music at Benslow Music - Baroque Dresden: The Musical Melting Pot
      6. June 2021 Courses
        1. *NEW* Chamber Orchestra
        2. *NEW* Fugues for Fun
        3. *NEW* Grade 6 Theory and Beyond
        4. *NEW* Group Quintets with the Tedesca
        5. *NEW* Music for Piano Duo and Duet with Joseph Tong and Waka Hasegawa
        6. *NEW* Playing with Ease: Explore Your Potential
        7. *NEW* Vienna, Budapest, Constantinople: Eastern European café music in the age of Brahms and Mahler
        8. An Introduction to Music Therapy
        9. An Introduction to Wind Chamber Music
        10. Cello Orchestra
        11. Elementary Strings
        12. Folk Fiddling by Ear
        13. Folk Orchestra
        14. Palm Court Orchestra
        15. String Quartets with the Tedesca (2 night option)
        16. String Quartets with the Tedesca (3 night option)
        17. Summer Saxes
        18. Tango Techniques and Style
        19. Wind Ensembles with the London Myriad (2 night option)
        20. Wind Ensembles with the London Myriad (3 night option)
      7. March 2021 Courses
        1. *NEW* African Drumming Workshop
        2. *NEW* Consort Singing and Original Sources: The Iberian Golden Age
        3. *NEW* Swedish Folk Tunes for Fiddle and Nyckelharpa
        4. Advanced Wind Chamber Music
        5. Composing with Simon Holt
        6. Folk Accordion
        7. Free Up Your Playing
        8. French Piano Music
        9. Group Quartets with Brenda Stewart
        10. LuteFest (2 night option)
        11. LuteFest (3 night option)
        12. Mixed Chamber Music
        13. Piano Sight Reading
        14. Piano Trios with the Barbican Trio
        15. Release your Voice
        16. Spring Saxes
        17. Springtime Recorders
        18. The Fortepiano in Historical Context
      8. May 2021 Courses
        1. *NEW* Baroque Orchestra: Purcell, Arne and Boyce
        2. *NEW* Baroque Voice: Aria, Cantata and Song
        3. *NEW* Developing Confidence in Jazz Improvisation
        4. *NEW* Gregorian Chant: The Joys of Singing
        5. *NEW* Guitar Weekend with Gary Ryan
        6. *NEW* Harpsichord Workshop with Claire Williams
        7. *NEW* Introduction to the Recorder Orchestra
        8. *NEW* Schütz’s Psalms of David with music by Andrea and Giovanni Gabrieli
        9. Improve your Sight Reading for Advanced Musicians
        10. Intermediate Strings
        11. Jazz Piano
        12. Oboe Extravaganza
        13. Partners in Song
        14. Quintessential Clarinets
        15. Romantic Keyboard
        16. Simply Horns
        17. Small Mixed Chamber Music
        18. String Chamber Music: Growing in Confidence
        19. String Quartets with the Bingham (2 night option)
        20. String Quartets with the Bingham (3 night option)
        21. The Benslow Klezmer Orchestra
        22. Voices and Viols
    3. Standard Course Timetable
    4. Terms and Conditions
    5. A Guide to Standards
    6. Information for your Stay
    7. Frequently Asked Questions
  4. Concerts
    1. Video Library
      1. Coull String Quartet
      2. Leah Stuttard (medieval harp, voice and bell)
      3. Madeleine Mitchell (violin) and Nigel Clayton (piano)
      4. Melvyn Tan (piano)
      5. Symphonia Academica and Rebecca Wood (oboe)
      6. Bingham String Quartet and Nigel Clayton (piano)
      7. Elizabeth Walker (flute)
      8. Tedesca String Quartet
      9. The Eight Seasons of 2020
      10. Imma Setiadi and Nigel Clayton (piano four hands)
      11. Emmanuel Bach (violin) and Jenny Stern (piano)
    2. Tom Caldecote (clarinet), Julian Metzger (cello) and Stephen Meakins (piano) *LIVESTREAM*
    3. Enigma14 *LIVESTREAM*
    4. Priscila Oprescu and Roxanna Shini (piano solo and duo): Mozart meets Beethoven *LIVESTREAM*
    5. Tedesca String Quartet *LIVESTREAM*
    6. Benslow Music Instrument Loan Scheme Showcase: Cristian Grajner de Sa (violin) and John Lenehan (piano) *LIVESTREAM*
    7. Lydia Dobson (cello) and Jonathan Dobson (piano) *LIVESTREAM*
    8. Joy Ellis (Jazz Piano and Voice), Adam Osmianski (Drums) and Rob Anstey (Bass) *LIVESTREAM*
    9. Lisa Nelsen (flute) and Eleanor Turner (Harp) *LIVESTREAM*
    10. Fred Jacobs (theorbo)
    11. The Askew Sisters with Laurel Swift *LIVESTREAM*
    12. Tatcho Drom (world music)
    13. Benslow Baroque Project: Music for St Cecilia by Handel and Draghi
    14. Allegri String Quartet
    15. Bingham String Quartet
    16. Tedesca String Quartet and Rose Redgrave (viola)
    17. Strannik (world music)
  5. Resources
    1. How to play by ear and improvise on the piano - in simple steps
    2. Learn to Love your Teaching
  6. Events
    1. Late Starter Strings
    2. Lunchtime Talks and Lecture Recitals
      1. *ONLINE* Three’s Company: Introducing the Piano Trio
      2. Partners in Crime: What are the challenges, the joys and technical details of sharing a desk in a professional orchestra?
      3. Behind the Curtain at the Opera: A Singer’s Experience
      4. Shakespeare on Singing: The Songs and How They Sounded
      5. The Robert Franz Osterwald Lieder Project
    3. New Musical Workshops
    4. Outreach and Engagement
    5. Young Composers Competition
      1. Young Composers Competition 2021
      2. Young Composers Competition 2020
      3. Young Composers Competition 2019
  7. Venue
    1. Accommodation
      1. Main House
        1. St Francis
        2. St Cecilia
        3. Oriel
        4. Sybil Eaton
        5. Helen Wright
        6. Rogner
        7. Bernard Shore
        8. Springrice 23
        9. Springrice 24
        10. Springrice 25
      2. Coach House
        1. A1 Purcell
        2. A2 Arne
        3. A3 Handel
        4. B1 Walton
        5. B2 Britten
        6. B3 RVW
        7. B4 Tippett
        8. B5 Elgar
        9. B6 Holst
        10. B7 Delius
      3. Pamela Maud
        1. Pamela Maud 11 Tallis
        2. Pamela Maud 12 Byrd
        3. Pamela Maud 14 Dowland
        4. Pamela Maud 15 Morley
      4. Waldeck
        1. Waldeck 12
        2. Waldeck 13
        3. Waldeck 14
        4. Waldeck 15
        5. Waldeck 16
        6. Waldeck 17
      5. Fieldfares
        1. Fieldfares 1
        2. Fieldfares 2
        3. Fieldfares 3
        4. Fieldfares 4
        5. Fieldfares 5
        6. Fieldfares 6
        7. Fieldfares 7
        8. Fieldfares 8
      6. The Lodge
        1. Lodge 1
        2. Lodge 3
        3. Lodge 4
        4. Lodge 5
        5. Lodge 6
      7. Family Accommodation
      8. Non-Residents
    2. Bed and Breakfast
    3. Gift Shop
    4. Local Attractions
      1. Arkley Fine Art
      2. Hitchin Lavender
      3. North Hertfordshire Museum
      4. St Mary’s Church
      5. Stotfold Watermill and Nature Reserve
    5. Campus
    6. Gardens
    7. Catering
    8. Library
      1. Music For Sale
  8. Hire
    1. Music Facilities Hire
    2. Play And Stay
    3. Celebrate!
    4. Conferences and Meetings
  9. News
    1. "The Benslow Bubble"
    2. A message from Peter
      1. 2020
        1. December 2020
        2. November 2020
        3. October 2020
        4. September 2020
        5. August 2020
        6. July 2020
        7. June 2020
        8. May 2020
        9. April 2020
        10. March 2020
        11. February 2020
      2. 2019
        1. December 2019
        2. October 2019
        3. September 2019
        4. August 2019
    3. April to June 2021 Residential Courses and Booking Arrangements
    4. Benslow Music Memories
      1. 2020 Memories
        1. A peek inside the "Benslow Bubble"
        2. Bach in Lockdown
        3. Bassoon Extravaganza
        4. Benslow Music Online
        5. Folk Orchestra Day with Jon Bennett
        6. Live Music Returns to Benslow
        7. Small Mixed Chamber Music Online
      2. 2019 Memories
        1. "Those cares that do arise from painful melancholy": Depicting disaffection in the English madrigal
        2. A Brilliant Week? Abso-lute-ly!
        3. Benslow Brilliance!
        4. Choirs Have A Special Place In My Heart
        5. Community Clarinets
        6. Insights from Melvyn Tan
        7. Live Cinema at Benslow Music
        8. No Treble Here? My week at Benslow Music
        9. Nurturing Young Talent
        10. Still Going Strong After All These Years
        11. Stretching Boundaries
        12. Tales from a Timpanist
        13. The Best Way to Kick-Start An Academic Year!
        14. The course inspired me so much so that I have been playing in every spare moment I have had since returning home!
        15. Tiny nuances that you never think of yourself make such a huge difference
        16. To visit Benslow Music is always a delight
        17. What’s the collective term for mandolinists?
      3. 2018 Memories
        1. Benslow Baroque Opera Project
    5. Benslow Music Recipes
    6. Bring A Friend Discount Scheme
    7. Call To Audition
    8. Chris' Column
      1. 2020
        1. November 2020
        2. October 2020
        3. September 2020
        4. July 2020
        5. May 2020
        6. March 2020
        7. February 2020
      2. 2019
        1. December 2019
        2. November 2019
        3. October 2019
        4. September 2019
        5. August 2019
    9. COVID-19 Update: Extended Suspension of Residential Courses
    10. COVID-19: Frequently Asked Questions
    11. Jobs and Volunteering
      1. Arts Administration Work Placements
      2. Concert Stewards
      3. Hospitality Team
      4. Job Vacancy: Head of Benslow Music Instrument Loan Scheme
      5. Library, Office and Garden Volunteers
      6. Welcome Hosts
    12. Mysterious Invasion in the Benslow Music Gardens
    13. New Trustees
    14. Online Courses
    15. Setting Music Free
    16. Summer Schools
  10. Contact Us
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