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.

Tue 5th – Thu 14th August

Chamber Music for Recorders,
Viols & harpsichord

La Bourboule, the Auvergne

With tutor and student concerts. Multilingual. Welcome meeting and first playing session on Tuesday 5th August, at 09.00; final, public student concert on Wednesday 13th August at 21.00.

More information: http://www.rencontres-musicales-des-monts-dore.fr/ and/or eileenateileensilcocksdotcodotuk

Sun 17th to Sat 23rd Aug

Early Music Summer School


Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH

Tutors: Roger Wilkes (Head Tutor, Vocal), Deborah Catterall (Vocal), Elizabeth Dodd (Viol), Philip Gruar (Recorder), Hugh Cherry (Lute)
For competent singers, viol and recorder players, covering music c1450-c1650. Instruction in choral/solo singing, viol and recorder playing, plus vocal technique and various consorts. Plenary music-making sessions, lectures and opportunities to try something new (instrument or voice) – a marvellously rich musical cocktail!
This Early Music Summer School is a brand-new venture, hopefully the first of many at Higham! Aimed in particular at competent singers, and players of viol and/or recorder, applications will also be welcomed from players (at any level) of the lute, while we will welcome enquiries from any potentially-interested participant – singer or player – who will welcome an introduction to music of the Renaissance and Early Baroque periods, and who would appreciate guidance before submitting an application.
The Summer School will begin with tea on the afternoon of Sunday 17 August, while the course will disperse after breakfast on the morning of Saturday 23 August.
A more detailed course programme will be agreed by tutors in response to musical specialisms and interests indicated on participants’ application forms, which will be required after a place has been requested.
Cost: Residential: £590 Non-residential: £399
Further information: http://www.highamhall.com/course/m2421-early-music-summer-school/

18th – 22nd August 2014

Historically Informed Summer School

Scarborough Campus (of Hull University)

Acknowledging both the Tour de France in Yorkshire, and World War I commemorations, HISS 2014 follows a “love and war” theme and French repertoire.  As usual there will be Alexander Technique available, and sessions for both readers & non-readers.  There will again be the popular “Shorties” and the thrilling Tutors concert.
Recorder tutors: Laura Cannell, Mary Tyers
Cost: Residential £455; Non-residential: £395 (early bird prices)
Details: http://www.hiss.org.uk/

29th August – 5th September 2014

Chamber Music Course

Chiemsee, southern Germany

A chamber music course, for experienced, technically advanced players with recorders, viols, harpsichord, and other instruments suitable for Baroque trio sonatas (violin, ‘cello, etc.). There will be an emphasis on Baroque and Renaissance chamber music, with opportunities to play modern music, as well.
The venue is the beautiful Fraueninsel in the Chiemsee, in southern Germany. The course will largely be in German, depending on who attends, and is led by Eileen Silcocks and Marion Doherty.
More information: eileenateileensilcocksdotcodotuk

Fri 26th – Sun 28th September 2014

Recorders, Voices and Viols

Farncombe Estate Broadway, Worcestershire, WR12 7LJ

Tutor: Andrew Collis
Enjoy a weekend with a variety of music for recorders, voices and viols in a relaxed and friendly class. We will explore works from the Renaissance, Baroque and even a splash of Modern, looking at the sonorities and variety of approaches to mixed consort playing and singing.
Cost: Single: £290 Double/Twin : £270 Non-residential: £191
Tel: 0333 456 8580
Email: enquiriesatfarncombecoursesdotcodotuk
Web: http://farncombecourses.co.uk/our-course/recorders-voices-viols/ 

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

Last updated August 10, 2014