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  2. About
    1. Our Story
    2. Our 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. Music Rooms
        1. Peter Morrison Hall
        2. Ibberson
        3. Studio
        4. Palmer Hall
        5. Waldeck 1
        6. Waldeck 2
        7. Waldeck 3
        8. Waldeck 4
        9. Fieldfares Ensemble Room
        10. Fieldfares Stephen Wilkinson Room
      3. Campus
      4. Catering
      5. Pre-Concert Dining
      6. Gardens
      7. Gift Shop
      8. Library
        1. Music For Sale
      9. Local Attractions
        1. Arkley Fine Art
        2. Hitchin Lavender
        3. North Hertfordshire Museum
        4. St Mary’s Church
        5. Stotfold Watermill and Nature Reserve
    3. Benslow Music Instrument Loan Scheme - 90 years 1932-2022
    4. Benslow Music Online
    5. Meet the Team
      1. Governance
      2. Peter Hewitt
      3. Karen Luxon
      4. Etta Dainty
      5. Peter Collyer
      6. Tim Sharp
      7. Sacha Glasgow-Smith
      8. Laura Thompson
      9. Gayle Walker
      10. Carline Bushen
      11. Joanne Flavell
    6. "The Benslow Bubble"
    7. Our Guest Experience Promise
    8. Jobs and Volunteering
      1. Arts Administration Work Placements
      2. Concert Stewards
      3. Hospitality Team
      4. Library, Office and Garden Volunteers
      5. Welcome Hosts
  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
      2. August 2021 Courses
      3. December 2021 Courses
      4. February 2021 Courses
      5. January 2021 Courses
      6. July 2021 Courses
      7. June 2021 Courses
      8. March 2021 Courses
      9. May 2021 Courses
      10. November 2021 Courses
      11. October 2021 Courses
      12. September 2021 Courses
    3. 2022 Courses
      1. April 2022
      2. August 2022
        1. *NEW* Beethoven and Beyond with Florian Mitrea
        2. *NEW* Introduction to Improvisation with Shirley Smart
        3. Accompaniment to Silent Film
        4. An Introduction to Song Writing
        5. Carlos Bonell's Guitar Summer School
        6. Latin Jazz with Marco Marconi
        7. String Quartets with the Wihan
        8. Summer String Orchestra with Robert Hodge
        9. Susanne Stanzeleit’s Violin Summer School
        10. T’ai Chi
      3. February 2022
      4. January 2022
      5. July 2022
      6. June 2022
      7. May 2022
      8. September 2022
        1. *NEW* Before Leipzig
        2. *NEW* Introduction to Choral Composition
        3. *NEW* Mixed String, Wind and Piano Chamber Music
        4. *NEW* Solo and Chamber Music for Brass Players
        5. A Chance to Sing – The Hammerstein Legacy: Kern to Sondheim
        6. Cello Workshop with Jenny Curtis
        7. Clarinet Weekend
        8. Folk Orchestra
        9. Foundation String Chamber Music
        10. Jazz and Pop Singing
        11. Late Summer Piano with Stephen Gutman
        12. Off the String!
        13. Playing with Music: Improvising through the Ages
        14. Preparing for your Piano Diploma
        15. Stephanie Reeve’s Woodwind Band
        16. String and Piano Ensembles with the Primrose Quartet
        17. The Benslow Female Voice Choir directed by Sarah Tenant-Flowers
    4. 2023 Courses
      1. January 2023
        1. *ONLINE* Music Production Tools for Classical Musicians
        2. Baroque Chamber Music at A=415 (2 night option)
        3. Baroque Chamber Music at A=415 (3 night option)
        4. Beethoven’s Cello Sonatas
        5. Benslow FolkFest
        6. Cantata-thon with Cambridge Handel Opera
        7. ClarinetFest
        8. Elementary Strings
        9. Foundation String Chamber Music
        10. From Piano to Harpsichord
        11. Grade 5 Theory
        12. Late Starter Cello Weekend
        13. Piano Trios with the Barbican Trio
        14. String Quartets and Piano Chamber Music with the Tedesca Quartet and Charles Matthews
        15. String Quartets with the Coull (2 night option)
        16. String Quartets with the Coull (3 night option)
      2. March 2023
        1. *NEW* Strings and Piano with the Greenwich Trio
        2. Advanced Cello Orchestra
        3. An Introduction to String Chamber Music
        4. Bass Clarinet Extravaganza
        5. Free Up Your Playing
        6. French Piano Music
        7. LuteFest (2 night option)
        8. LuteFest (3 night option)
        9. Mixed Chamber Music
        10. Music for Pianists and Wind Players
        11. Springtime Recorders
        12. String Quartets with the Fitzwilliam (2-night option
        13. String Quartets with the Fitzwilliam (3-night option)
        14. Wind Ensembles with the London Myriad (2 night option)
        15. Wind Ensembles with the London Myriad (3 night option)
    5. Standard Course Timetable
    6. Terms and Conditions
    7. A Guide to Standards
    8. Information for your Stay
    9. Frequently Asked Questions
  4. What's On
    1. Benslow Music On-Demand
      1. The Robert Franz Osterwald Lieder Project
      2. Make Music Day 2021: Margaret Archibald (clarinet) and Martin Smith (violin)
    2. Friday 19 August: Shirley Smart (Cello)
    3. Friday 26 August: Wihan Quartet
    4. Sunday 28 August: Afternoon Tea
    5. Saturday 3 September: David Campbell, Margaret Archibald and Ian Scott (clarinets) John Flinders (piano)
    6. Monday 12 September: Lydia Dobson (Cello) and Jonathan Dobson (Piano)
    7. Friday 16 September: Primrose Quartet
    8. Sunday 25 September: Afternoon Tea
    9. Monday 24 October: Strange Creatures
    10. Sunday 30 October: Afternoon Tea
    11. Friday 4 November: Coull Quartet
    12. Tuesday 29 November: Recorderfest Recital
    13. Sunday 27 November: Afternoon Tea
    14. Friday 2 December: Bingham Quartet and Nigel Clayton
    15. Wednesday 7 December: Tedesca Quartet
    16. Upcoming Concerts at Benslow Music
    17. Tea Concerts at Benslow Music
  5. Learning
    1. How to play by ear and improvise on the piano - in simple steps
    2. Jenkins Unravelled
    3. Late Starter Strings
    4. Learn to Love your Teaching
    5. Musical Workshops
    6. Outreach and Engagement
    7. Piano by ear: How to play by ear, improvise and accompany songs in simple steps
    8. Playing the Dots
    9. Young Composers Competition
      1. Young Composers Competition 2021
      2. Young Composers Competition 2020
      3. Young Composers Competition 2019
  6. Venue Hire
    1. Music Facilities Hire
    2. Play And Stay
    3. Bed and Breakfast
    4. Celebrate!
    5. Conferences and Meetings
  7. Support Us
    1. Become a Member
    2. Make a Donation
    3. Legacy and Memoriam Gifts
    4. Corporate Support
    5. Join the Friends of Benslow Music
    6. Shop Online
  8. News
    1. The Buzz
    2. January to March Courses 2023 Now Available!
    3. Shirley Smart at Benslow
    4. Article: A Blank Page For String Players
    5. Traveller Review Awards 2022
    6. Visiting Benslow Music
    7. Peter Hewitt - Benslow Music CEO to retire in August 2022
    8. 90th Anniversary of the Benslow Music Instrument Loan Scheme
    9. 23 January 2022 - Opening of the Aston Building
    10. 2022 Residential Courses and Booking Arrangements
    11. Update from the Benslow Apiary
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