Early music courses in and around East Anglia

Benslow Music Trust

Early Music courses


For details of scheduled courses click here.


Benslow Music Trust, Little Benslow Hills, Benslow Lane, Hitchin, Herts SG4 9RB

Tel: 01462 459 446 (9am-5pm weekdays)  Email: info@benslow.org  Website: www.benslow.org

In East Anglia the leading source of Early Music instruction is the annual
Cambridge Early Music Summer Schools
which occupy two weeks in July & August.

The tuition is of a high standard and the facilities at Girton College, Cambridge, are excellent.

Cambridge Woodwind Makers…
…now have new premises in the nearby village of Linton and will will be sharing the space with
Cambridge Art Makers.


Courses remaining:


Recorder Making with Tim Cranmore

22nd - 26th October

Repair & Care courses with Cambridge Woodwind Makers at Wood, Wind & Reed specialist music shop


Oboes & Bassoons | Sunday October 7th

William Summers of Loki Music writes:

Workshops for consorts of recorders and flutes in the Maltings at Snape on Saturday 27th October, 
Monday 29th October, and Saturday 17th November.
General description and booking: https://snapemaltings.co.uk/whats-on/genres/workshops/
Please book asap

Beauchamp 2019 Early Music week 

4th-10th August

Directed by Philip Thorby with David Hatcher, tutor, and guest tutors, yet to be confirmed.

Summary of information from Anne Summers:

The theme for the week is “Gloria in Excelsis Deo”. With its powerful and colourful text, the Gloria is often the finest individual movement in Renaissance settings of the Mass. We will be exploring Glorias in from four to forty parts, including the 24-part setting by Annibale Padovano, and the 40-part setting by Alessandro Striggio.


Location is again Wotton House in Gloucester, with single/twin rooms (not en suite) and a good camping area; alternatively there are many local B&Bs/hotels in the vicinity.

Limited numbers, so book as early as possible. Booking form

10% discount for booking by 31st January 2019.



Updated 19/10/2018. Please contact the EEMF committee with comments