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 take place over two weeks in August.

The tuition is of a high standard and the facilities at Girton College, Cambridge, are excellent.
Click here for details of the 2018 course.

William Summers writes:

“Following the success of the Summer workshops in Snape Maltings, I aim to run a day of playing. Depending on numbers, this will incorporate both recorders and flutes and may again be split between those with experience of consort playing and those who are new to it. I may also be able to incorporate some individual lessons.”


The day will be held in the seaside town of Aldeburgh, and will cost £30 per player.


The date is Saturday 17 March.


Please let William know [a] which instrument you play [including recorder sizes]

[b] whether you would be interested in an individual lesson either on the Saturday or the following afternoon

[c] Whether you would be interested in playing at A=415 on Baroque instruments

Our pitch for the day will be A=440, but if there is sufficient interest in playing at A=415 it would be possible to run individual lessons on Baroque instruments or form a small group in the future.


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 already devised:


Oboe Reed Making with Adam Shapiro | Saturday 24th March | Sunday 25th March | £100


Long Trumpet Making with  Robert Barclay, Richard Seraphinoff & Michael Münkwitz | Monday 11th  - Friday 15th June | £940


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


All the below courses are on a Sunday unless otherwise stated


Flutes | February 4th | July 1st

Clarinets | March 4th | August 5th

Saxophones | April 10th TUESDAY (this will be held at the NEW premises in Linton) | September 2nd

Oboes & Bassoons | May 6th | October 7th

Beauchamp EM course, 22-28 July 2018
Directed by Philip Thorby
Wotton House, Gloucester 

The course is open to singers and instrumentalists and is unique in that, with its strong brass and loud wind sections, it is possible to play large scale pieces. We are able to offer bedroom accommodation in addition to camping/local B&Bs. For more information (leaflet, booking form, etc) visit http://www.gamusic.co.uk and follow the link to holiday music courses or email earlymusic@gamusic.co.uk.

Feedback quote from 2017:  Lovely music, lovely food, lovely people …. what more could one ask?!

HISS 2018

13-17 August
Bishop Burton College, Beverley, East Yorkshire, HU17 8QG

30 April  "Early Bird" booking closes
20 June  All booking closes

Natural voice singing, recorder & string ensembles, chamber choir, viol consorts, and an internationally recognised team of tutors. Plus ceilidh, tutors’ concert, musical banquet, final concert, shorties and The Early Music Shop.

hissenquiries@gmail.com  +44 (0)844 870 6478  www.hiss.org.uk

Musica per San Marco

Early Music Course for experienced singers
Works by conductors and organists at San Marco in Venice

Centro Culturale, Don Orione Artigianelli, Venice

Led by: Edzard Burchards, Kai Schulze-Forster
Continuing the work of Michael Procter
Full details here

Organised by: Maison Voltaire e.V., Belziger Str. 25, 2. Hinterhof, Aufgang 8, 10823 Berlin
www.maison-voltaire.de        info <AT> maison-voltaire.de


Updated 16/03/2018. Please contact the EEMF committee with comments