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"Beautiful music brought to life by the very best tutors; lovely people to play alongside; delicious food to keep us all going and flawless organisation — perfect!"


St George's School
Wells Lane, Ascot
Berkshire, SL5 7DZ

Easter Early Music Course - 4th to 9th April, 2018


Tutors - Tom Beets, David Hatcher, Alison Kinder, Asako Morikawa, Emma MurphyPhilip Thorby

This popular and highly acclaimed course provides an excellent opportunity for experienced players of period instruments to work on early music in a chamber setting. Under the guidance of our team of expert tutors, highly regarded as performers and teachers, participants are able to develop their technical and musical skills in an informal, friendly and supportive environment. 

To find out more about the variety of music that we cover, go to the repertoire. You can also take a look at our timetable for the course.

Each year we have a theme: it’s not there in every session and it needn’t affect the music you choose for your permanent and non-permanent groups, but every day will have at least one ensemble, workshop or tutti connected with the theme. You can follow it through, dip in and out of it, or ignore it completely! In 2018 we will be exploring the animal kingdom: you may spot cuckoos, swans, swallows and nightingales as well as a dog, a flee, a lion and a cat.

Each day features five tutored sessions and, in addition, there are many opportunities to play informally.

There is a minimum expectation that all players will be competent on their instruments and comfortably able to hold their own, usually one to a part. This is so that all can enjoy playing in groups, large and small, with any combination of participants.

A=440 except by prior agreement with other players in small groups.

We are delighted that Jacks, Pipes & Hammers and The Early Music Shop will be returning with their unrivalled selection of music for all tastes. Keep an eye on the website for further announcements about other shops.