Other Courses


This page lists courses that are not solely about recorder playing but may be of interest to recorder players.

See also the Recorder Courses page for courses that are exclusively for recorders, the Regular Classes page for courses that run over a period, the Playing Days page for SRP branch playing days, and the Training page for one-day workshops run by the SRP. Courses and Workshops about recorder making and repair are listed on the Instrument Suppliers page

July 2015 | August 2015 | September 2015

July 2015


Saturday 4th July 10 – 4.30

Baroque Day

Clifton Village, Nottingham

For advanced players of the recorder, Baroque flute, viol, harpsichord and lute.
Tutors: Katharine May (harpsichord), Elizabeth Liddle (viol) and Wendy Hancock (flute and recorder)
Details from Wendy Hancock (0115 9226631), wendyatphilidorsdotcodotuk

August 2015


Saturday 1st August

Workshop for Voices, Viols and Recorders

SWEMF Workshop

St John’s Church, West Bay, Dorset DT6 4EN

South West Early Music Forum
Tutor: Pam Smith
Sacred Masterpieces of 16th Century Seville
This workshop is open to experienced singers (SATB), viol players, and players of recorders (SATBGrB). Ability to hold own part in a group is essential
Cost: £16 (EMF members) / £18
Details and application form

1st – 8th August 2015



Durham City

Classes for Recorder, Viol, Lute, Harpsichord, Solo Singing and Baroque Strings for students of all ages and experience. Wide variety of ensemble work, including choir and baroque orchestra: concerts and lecture-recitals. Generous bursaries available.
Contact enquiriesatnorvisdotorgdotuk; tel Jane Beeson 01652 678230 www.norvis.org.uk

1st – 29th August

Dartington Summer School


Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon TQ9 6EN

Dartington’s 2015 programme is packed with early music courses and concerts for everyone, especially in its opening week, 1-7 August 2015 and the following week, 8-15 August 2015.
Course tutors include Emma Kirkby, Carole Cerasi, Maggie Cole, Stevie Wishart, David Miller, Lucie Skeaping, Richard Thomas, Richard Boothby, The City Musick, and Jill Kemp.
Evening concerts encompass rich Renaissance motets performed by Ex Cathedra, Fretwork charting Sir Francis Drake’s 1577-80 journey on The Golden Hinde, Bach’s Goldberg Variations, Tallis’ glorious Spem in alium, Carolyn Sampson’s The History of the World in Seventeen and a half Songs, and much more.
See the early music brochure or the website for more information and booking details

15-22 August 2015

Irish Recorder and Viol Course


An Grianán, Termonfechin, Ireland

Established in 1971 by Theo Wyatt, the Irish Recorder and Viol course is designed for players of recorders, viols and other early instruments, and covers a wide repertoire from ancient to modern. Sessions include one-to-a-part groups, workshops, technique classes, consort songs, trio sonatas, choir, large and small ensembles.
Tutors: Ibi Aziz, Marion Doherty, Pamela Flanagan, Emma Murphy, Marion Scott, Philip Thorby.

Further information from:
Mrs Patricia Flanagan, 110 Kincora Avenue, Clontarf, Dublin 3 Ireland
Tel. 00 353 85 2880389

Monday 17th – Friday 21st August 2015

Historically Informed Summer School

HISS Venue


The Historically Informed Summer School is held annually in Scarborough, North Yorkshire.  The course covers all aspects of early music and folk & traditional music and is suitable for students of all ages and experience from elementary to advanced.
Recorder Tutors: Laura Cannell and Mary Tyers
Email: hissenquiriesatgmaildotcom
Phone +44 (0)844 870 6478

September 2015


Saturday 19th September

Senfl Workshop

The Friends’ Meeting House, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1TX

The Music of Ludwig Senfl and other composers active in 16th century Southern Germany.
A day workshop for singers and players of the recorder and viol organised by North West Early Music Forum
Tutor: Eileen Silcocks
Details and application form


Last updated May 17, 2015