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Explore your love for music with this essential guide to educational courses throughout the UK - whether you're looking to launch a new career or just want to indulge your passion.

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Trinity School

Described by The Week as the UK’s ‘Best School for Music’, Trinity School offers pupils an exceptional education combined with outstanding music making. Energetic and committed teachers inspire promising young musicians to fulfil their potential – in the words of one of our parents: "I was told of Trinity's reputation for Music but nothing prepares you for the reality. The variety and wealth of opportunities are amazing!" With over 50 music ensembles and choirs which perform regularly at major venues in the UK and abroad, the Music Department is a constant hive of activity.

Music scholarships are awarded at 10+, 11+, 13+ and 16+ to young musicians of outstanding promise. Music Scholars’ Open Mornings are on Thursday 8th and Saturday 10th November 2014 (10.00 – 12.00). Contact to book your place.

Tel: 020 8656 9541

Yorkshire Young Musicians

For highly talented young musicians aiming for the highest levels.

A partnership between Opera North, Leeds College of Music and Music Mark and supported by the DfE's Music and Dance Scheme, this exciting music school enables specialist young musicians in the region to benefit from the highest quality tuition in their locality: specialist instrumental/vocal tuition, classes to develop musical skills and opportunities for playing and communicating with like-minded friends. Celebrating its 10th Birthday in 2015 YYM is justifiably proud of its track record of students going on to study Music at Conservatoire or University, many with scholarship support.

Tel: 01845 597627

Benslow Music Trust

Benslow Music: Residential and day music courses, concerts and talks at its beautiful purpose-built campus in Hitchin, Herts.
Benslow Music, conveniently situated in the market town of Hitchin, thirty miles north of London, offers a wide range of some 160 short residential music courses for non-professional musicians of all ages and abilities, from beginners to near-professional level, throughout the year both during the week and at weekends. Its hand-picked tutors include some of the most famous names in the music business, while its hospitality and musical facilities are second to none and its gardens are outstandingly beautiful. For those within easy travelling distance, there are also frequent world-class concerts, mainly but not exclusively of chamber music.


Benslow Music, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG4 9RB

Tel: +44 (0)1462 459446

Dartington International Summer School 2014

A 3 week combined music festival and summer school directed by Nicholas Daniel, internationally acclaimed conductor and oboist, Dartington provides an opportunity for talented amateurs of all ages and abilities to mingle with professional musicians and composer at weekly master classes and workshops. With over fifty major courses spanning the whole of the western musical repertoire as well as music from other cultures from Viol Consorts and Early Brass, to Gospel Choir and Improvisation, this event offers great diversity.

Tutors for the 2014 summer school include Emma Kirkby, Paul McCreesh and the Gabrieli Consort, Richard Sisson and Richard Stilgoe, Andrew Watts, Maggie Cole, Fretwork, The City Musick, Sian Edwards, Lisa Beznosiuk, Louise Hopkins, Philip Dukes, Colin Matthews, Thomas Robertello, Chen Halevi, Christian Blackshaw and many more.


Dartington International Summer School, SpaceDartington Hall, Totnes, Devon  TQ9 6EN  

Tel: +44 (0)1803 847 080

William Robert Allenby

Soloist with the Royal Opera Covent Garden, English National Opera, Welsh National Opera, Scottish Opera and Opera Holland Park

Specialises in:
> >> Role and audition preparation
> >> Careful repertoire selection
> >> Enunciation and diction
> >> Acting through the voice
> >> Vocal technique, with special emphasis on breath control and resonance

A guest vocal coach with Polish National Opera Young Artists Programme (Warsaw), William is also preparing clients for roles at La Monnaie, Opera De Lyon, Dutch National Opera, Welsh National Opera, Opera Holland Park and Mid Wales Opera, and tutoring at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Central London teaching studio.

Tel: 07958652651

Branimir Slokar Academy Master Classes 2014

Master Classes within the BRANIMIR SLOKAR ACADEMY (BSA) offer active participant a perfect insight into music literature with the guidance of excellent musicians. This summer BSA will welcome 168 participants to 15 MASTER CLASSES to join their power and will with 110 members of the Orchestra Academy, 15 professors and 11 pianists – accompanists.

Apply now and work with internationally acclaimed musicians: Reinhold Friedrich, Klaus Arp, Emanuel Abbühl, François Benda, Gregory Ahss, Raymond Curfs, Latica Honda-Rosenberg, Gilad Karni, Martin Ostertag, Božo Paradžik, Felix Renggli, Carlo Colombo, Christian Lampert, Dany Bonvin and Eriko Takezawa. Join us from 13th July to 4th August in LJUBLJANA, the most beautiful city in the world!

Tel: 00386 (0)599 51 504

Bromsgrove School

Bromsgrove School invites applications from music scholars for entry at age 11+, 13+ and 16+. Music awards are offered to help nurture young talent, reward excellence and recognise and support musical potential. Free music lessons can be supplemented by generous means-tested bursaries. Music at Bromsgrove is vibrant and enriching and the School offers a full programme of concerts, recitals, tours and many opportunities to perform inside and outside of the School. The Director of Music is happy to talk to any interested students about entry requirements and about music at Bromsgrove.

Tel: 01527 579679 ext 320

The Gordon Foundation

Gordon’s School is delighted to be able to offer a Sixth Form Music bursary to a deserving student. The successful candidate will receive a subsidised residential boarding place at one of the UK’s top state boarding schools. They will receive 2 free Music lessons a week and enjoy taking part in the many Gordon’s School music activities and including leading their House in the Inter-House Music competition. The bursary is means tested as part of the selection process along with an audition at the school. Full details can be found on or please contact


Gordon’s School, West End, Woking, Surrey, GU24 9PT

Tel: 01276 858084

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