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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
  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* ABRSM Jazz Piano Syllabus for Piano Teachers
        2. *ONLINE* Clarinet Weekend
        3. *ONLINE* Lute Songs for Solo Singers
        4. A Bohemian Musician: the life and works of Antonín Dvořák
        5. An Introduction to Wind Chamber Music
        6. Arranging and Orchestration
        7. Consorting Viols (2 night option)
        8. Consorting Viols (3 night option)
        9. Group Quartets with the Tedesca
        10. Harpsichord Workshop with Claire Williams
        11. Piano and Wind Chamber Music
        12. Quintessential Clarinets
        13. Speed Dating for Strings and Piano
        14. String and Piano Ensembles with Nigel Clayton and the Bingham (2 night option)
        15. String and Piano Ensembles with Nigel Clayton and the Bingham (3 night option)
        16. String Quartets with the Coull (2 night option)
        17. String Quartets with the Coull (3 night option)
        18. The Complete Flautist
        19. The Sounds of Proper Posture
        20. The Women Troubadours with Leah Stuttard
        21. Violin Masterclass with Madeleine Mitchell
        22. Wind Ensembles with the London Myriad (2 night option)
        23. Wind Ensembles with the London Myriad (3 night option)
      10. October 2020 Courses
        1. *ONLINE* Bassoon and Oboe with Philip Haworth and Ashley Myall
        2. *ONLINE* Free Up Your Playing
        3. *ONLINE* French Repertoire for Solo Flute
        4. *ONLINE* Stephanie Reeve’s Woodwind Band
        5. *ONLINE* Tunes to Soothe the Soul
        6. Bassoon Workshop with Martin Gatt
        7. Cello Orchestra
        8. Early 20th Century Jazz Workshop with Marco Marconi
        9. Group Quartets with Jonathan Trout
        10. Harmoniemusik with Boxwood and Brass
        11. Imagine, Breathe, Sing!
        12. Intermediate Strings
        13. Intermediate Wind Chamber Music
        14. Keeping It Fresh
        15. Late Starter Piano
        16. Late Starter String Orchestra
        17. Leading from Behind: A course for chamber music groups with piano
        18. Oboe Extravaganza: Growing in Confidence
        19. Small Group Singing Day
        20. String Orchestra Plus
        21. String Quartets with the Fitzwilliam
        22. The Benslow Female Voice Choir directed by Sarah Tenant-Flowers
        23. The Benslow Klezmer Orchestra
        24. The Wonderful World of Musical Theatre
        25. Ukulele Ensemble with Jon Bennett
      11. September 2020 Courses
        1. *ONLINE* Fiddle Music of Scotland and Ireland
        2. *ONLINE* Preparing for your Piano Diploma
        3. Grade 5 Theory
        4. Mixed Chamber Music
        5. The Clarsach Course
    2. 2021 Courses
      1. 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. Advanced String Chamber Music
        4. Bel Canto: Caccini to Puccini
        5. Brass Ensembles with Peter Bassano
        6. Clarinet Ensemble
        7. Foundation String Chamber Music
        8. Intermediate Piano
        9. JazzFest
        10. Playing with Music: Improvising through the Ages
        11. Reed Making Day for Oboists
        12. Sight Singing for Beginners
        13. String Quartets with the Maggini
        14. Two's Company: Duos for Violin and Cello
        15. Viola Day with Martin Outram
        16. Wind Ensembles with the London Myriad (2 night option)
        17. Wind Ensembles with the London Myriad (3 night option)
        18. Wonderful Winds Flute Course
      2. 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* Music Production Tools for Classical Musicians
        5. Baroque Chamber Music at A=415 (2 night option)
        6. Baroque Chamber Music at A=415 (3 night option)
        7. ClarinetFest
        8. Consorting Viols
        9. Dance Band
        10. Elementary Strings
        11. English Folk Song
        12. Folk Band
        13. Grade 5 Theory
        14. Improve your Sight Reading for Beginners
        15. John White’s Wind Chamber Music
        16. Off the String!
        17. Play the Blues with Marco Marconi
        18. String Quartets with the Coull (2 night option)
        19. String Quartets with the Coull (3 night option)
      3. 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
    3. Standard Course Timetable
    4. Terms and Conditions
    5. A Guide to Standards
    6. Information for your Stay
    7. Frequently Asked Questions
  4. Concerts and Events
    1. Livestream
    2. Live From London
    3. *ONLINE* “Sonny Boy”: The Life and Music of Al Jolson (1886-1950)
    4. LSO Local: Jose Moreira (double bass), Germán Clavijo (viola) and Sam Walton (marimba)
    5. Ben Goldscheider (horn) and Richard Uttley (piano)
    6. *ONLINE* More Birds and Music: A Violinist’s View
    7. Fitzwilliam String Quartet
    8. Coull String Quartet
    9. Marco Marconi (Jazz Piano)
    10. Jonathan Radford (saxophone) and Ashley Fripp (piano)
  5. 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
  6. Hire
    1. Music Facilities Hire
    2. Play And Stay
    3. Celebrate!
    4. Conferences and Meetings
  7. News
    1. "The Benslow Bubble"
    2. A message from Peter
      1. 2020
        1. October 2020
        2. September 2020
        3. August 2020
        4. July 2020
        5. June 2020
        6. May 2020
        7. April 2020
        8. March 2020
        9. February 2020
      2. 2019
        1. December 2019
        2. October 2019
        3. September 2019
        4. August 2019
    3. Benslow Music Memories
      1. 2020 Memories
        1. A peek inside the "Benslow Bubble"
        2. Bach in Lockdown
        3. Benslow Music Online
        4. Folk Orchestra Day with Jon Bennett
        5. Live Music Returns to Benslow
        6. 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
    4. Benslow Music Recipes
    5. Bring A Friend Discount Scheme
    6. Chris' Column
      1. 2020
        1. October 2020
        2. September 2020
        3. July 2020
        4. May 2020
        5. March 2020
        6. February 2020
      2. 2019
        1. December 2019
        2. November 2019
        3. October 2019
        4. September 2019
        5. August 2019
    7. COVID-19: Frequently Asked Questions
    8. Late Starter Strings
    9. Mysterious Invasion in the Benslow Music Gardens
    10. Online Courses
    11. Outreach and Engagement
    12. Pre-Concert Dining
    13. Summer Schools
    14. Volunteer With Us
      1. Arts Administration Work Placements
      2. Concert Stewards
      3. Library, Office and Garden Volunteers
      4. Welcome Hosts
    15. Young Composers Competition
      1. Young Composers Competition 2021
      2. Young Composers Competition 2020
      3. Young Composers Competition 2019
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