I started Arpeggione in 2009 with the intermediate course and 14 students ages 8-18. This has now grown through the years to around 72 students and over 3 courses. We have been incredibly lucky to be welcomed at the wonderful Milden Hall which is the perfect size for a smaller course. This venue is run by its owners, the Hawkins family who care passionately for the well being of the children. As well as fabulous food, the facilities are perfect for
our needs . The highlights of the day include our homemade meals, where the children sit at one long table in the barn with the staff. This is a great chance for everyone to get to know each other.
As well as experiencing some great chamber music and masterclasses, they will have the chance to hear inspiring recitals given by some of the tutors. They will experience perhaps their first concerto competition and for one lucky winner, a chance to perform in 2 concerts with the orchestra.
Each day starts with a technical class and most of the hard work follows before lunch. The afternoon is then more relaxed with the masterclasses, perhaps some improvisation and some shorter rehearsals. The evenings are given to art, sport, table tennis, table football, DVDs or just chatting on the sofas by the wood burner. The girls sleep in the fabulous barn and the boys in the newly built bunkhouse.
They often tell me that Arpeggione is the highlight of their year.
24th-28th October 2021
The course will start at 5pm with registration. Dinner at 6pm.
The first session will be from 7pm to 8.30 pm.
On the last day, there may be a concert in the morning so a DVD will be available
Concert Date and Venue TBC...
Course Fees £525
Viola players aged 8 -16 years and violinists wishing to try the viola (Grade 4 and above).
Course fees £525.
To secure a place for the October course, please send the application form plus £100 deposit by 1st June 2021
To secure a place for the April 2022 course, please send the application form plus £100 deposit by 1st June 2021
Download the form here
10th-14th April 2022
Teachers for 2021 course
Anna Dryerbeers, Micky Posner, Stephen Tees, Jacky Woods
Visiting teachers: TBC...