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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
        1. *ONLINE* An Introduction to the Life and Compositions of Lili Boulanger
        2. *ONLINE* Play at Home with the Tedesca Quartet
      10. October 2020 Courses
      11. September 2020 Courses
    2. 2021 Courses
      1. April 2021
        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. An Introduction to String Chamber Music
        8. Bass Clarinet Extravaganza
        9. Beyond the Score
        10. Developing your Aural Skills
        11. Flutes Inspired
        12. Spring SongFest
        13. String Orchestra
        14. String Quartets with the Allegri
      2. February 2021 Courses
        1. *NEW* “Four-Hand Winners”: Piano Duets with Nigel and Imma (2 night option)
        2. *NEW* “Four-Hand Winners”: Piano Duets with Nigel and Imma (3 night option)
        3. *ONLINE* Vocalise – Play like a Singer!
        4. Advanced String Chamber Music
        5. Bel Canto: Caccini to Puccini
        6. Brass Ensembles with Peter Bassano
        7. Clarinet Ensemble
        8. Foundation String Chamber Music
        9. Intermediate Piano
        10. JazzFest
        11. Playing with Music: Improvising through the Ages
        12. Reed Making Day for Oboists
        13. Sight Singing for Beginners
        14. String Quartets with the Maggini
        15. Two's Company: Duos for Violin and Cello
        16. Viola Day with Martin Outram
        17. Wind Ensembles with the London Myriad (2 night option)
        18. Wind Ensembles with the London Myriad (3 night option)
        19. Wonderful Winds Flute Course
      3. January 2021 Courses
        1. *NEW* A Celebration of Lieder and Song
        2. *NEW* Chamber Orchestra
        3. *NEW* Exploring the connections between Early and Folk Music
        4. *ONLINE* Benslow Cellos Online with Jenny Curtis
        5. *ONLINE* Music Production Tools for Classical Musicians
        6. Baroque Chamber Music at A=415 (2 night option)
        7. Baroque Chamber Music at A=415 (3 night option)
        8. ClarinetFest
        9. Consorting Viols
        10. Dance Band
        11. Elementary Strings
        12. English Folk Song
        13. Folk Band
        14. Grade 5 Theory
        15. Improve your Sight Reading for Beginners
        16. John White’s Wind Chamber Music
        17. Off the String!
        18. Play the Blues with Marco Marconi
        19. String Quartets with the Coull (2 night option)
        20. String Quartets with the Coull (3 night option)
      4. 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. Folk Fiddling by Ear
        12. Folk Orchestra
        13. Palm Court Orchestra
        14. String Quartets with the Tedesca (2 night option)
        15. String Quartets with the Tedesca (3 night option)
        16. Summer Saxes
        17. Tango Techniques and Style
        18. Wind Ensembles with the London Myriad (2 night option)
        19. Wind Ensembles with the London Myriad (3 night option)
      5. March 2021 Courses
        1. *NEW* Consort Singing and Original Sources: The Iberian Golden Age
        2. *NEW* Swedish Folk Tunes for Fiddle and Nyckelharpa
        3. Advanced Wind Chamber Music
        4. Composing with Simon Holt
        5. Folk Accordion
        6. Free Up Your Playing
        7. French Piano Music
        8. Group Quartets with Brenda Stewart
        9. LuteFest (2 night option)
        10. LuteFest (3 night option)
        11. Mixed Chamber Music
        12. Piano Sight Reading
        13. Piano Trios with the Barbican Trio
        14. Release your Voice
        15. Spring Saxes
        16. Springtime Recorders
        17. The Fortepiano in Historical Context
      6. May 2021
        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)
    2. *LIVESTREAM* Tedesca String Quartet
    3. Elizabeth Walker (flute) *PLUS LIVESTREAM*
    4. The Eight Seasons of 2020 *PLUS LIVESTREAM*
    5. Emma Lewis (mezzo soprano) and Thomas Nichol (piano) *PLUS LIVESTREAM*
    6. Joel Munday (violin) and Julian Trevelyan (piano)
    7. Four Winds (saxophone quartet) *PLUS LIVESTREAM*
    8. The Askew Sisters with Laurel Swift
    9. Coull String Quartet
    10. Benslow Music Instrument Loan Scheme Showcase: Cristian Grajner de Sa (violin) and John Lenehan (piano)
    11. Maggini String Quartet
    12. Joy Ellis (Jazz Piano and Voice), Adam Osmianski (Drums) and Rob Anstey (Bass)
    13. Fred Jacobs (theorbo)
    14. Tatcho Drom (world music)
    15. Benslow Baroque Project: Music for St Cecilia by Handel and Draghi
    16. Allegri String Quartet
    17. Bingham String Quartet
    18. Tedesca String Quartet and Rose Redgrave (viola)
  5. Resources
    1. How to play by ear and improvise on the piano - in simple steps
  6. Events
    1. *ONLINE* The Benslow Christmas Quiz
    2. Christmas Menu and Afternoon Tea
    3. Late Starter Strings
    4. Lunchtime Talks and Lecture Recitals
      1. Partners in Crime: What are the challenges, the joys and technical details of sharing a desk in a professional orchestra?
      2. Behind the Curtain at the Opera: A Singer’s Experience
      3. Shakespeare on Singing: The Songs and How They Sounded
      4. The Robert Franz Osterwald Lieder Project
    5. New Musical Workshops
    6. Outreach and Engagement
    7. Silent Auction
    8. 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
  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. November 2020
        2. October 2020
        3. September 2020
        4. August 2020
        5. July 2020
        6. June 2020
        7. May 2020
        8. April 2020
        9. March 2020
        10. 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. Library, Office and Garden Volunteers
      5. Welcome Hosts
    12. Mysterious Invasion in the Benslow Music Gardens
    13. Online Courses
    14. Setting Music Free
    15. Summer Schools
  10. Contact Us
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