A unique opportunity to spend a weekend playing the cello ensemble music with others in an encouraging and supportive environment.
STANDARD: LEARNER, IMPROVER
Resident: £365 Non-Resident: £265 (25% off for under 27s) Code: 24/210
Booking for Members opens at 11am on Tuesday 29 August 2023.
Non-Member and online booking opens at 11am on Monday 18 September 2023.
For details on how to become a Member to take advantage of early booking, see here.
What is the course about?
This is a course specifically for cellists who are late starters or still early in their learning of the cello and would like to grow in confidence. We will play cello ensemble music together, exploring the challenges of playing in groups and discussing the techniques of playing the cello. You will be sent the music we will play during the weekend in advance so you can feel well prepared for the course.
What will we cover?
Aspects of cello technique and ensemble playing.
What will we accomplish? By the end of this course you will be able to…
The weekend gives the opportunity to rehearse pieces in more depth and to apply any techniques discussed. Hopefully over the weekend you will have gained the confidence to “let yourself go” so you can play and think about the music and not worry so much about accuracy of notes!
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
How will the course be taught, and will any preparation be required?
We will all stay together as group for the weekend. Music will be sent out and allocation of parts will be given 4 weeks before the course.
Will music be provided in advance of the course?
Yes, it will be available on this website.
Is there anything I need to bring?
Spike holder and a pencil.
What previous participants said about this course…
“Very friendly, always helping you to play better in a constructive way, lots of fun!”
“Jenny is 24 carat, full of helpful advice and makes anything seem possible.”
“Brilliant! Jenny Curtis is a quite outstanding teacher. The music was very well chosen and enjoyable to play with the right amount of difficulty to keep us all on our toes. I loved every minute of the course.”