We are delighted to announce details of recorder courses for 2017. Whether you are a keen player aged up to 18 looking for a chance to meet other recorder friends, an accomplished amateur player or an aspiring young professional, we hope you will find a course to inspire and stimulate you this summer. Our tutors are all professional performers and experienced teachers who are committed to passing on knowledge and skills to the next generation.
Dates Monday 7th August – Thursday 10th August 2017
Arrival from 1pm Monday 7th August; depature by 2pm Thursday 10th August
Venue Owlpen Manor, nr Uley, Glos, GL11 5BZ
Tutors Annabel Knight (recorders) with Robin Bigwood (keyboard)
Participation Suitable for advanced players of approximately Grade 8+. Minimum age 16. No upper age limit
Accommodation Ages 16-25: fully-catered in the beautiful c18th Grist Mill, Owlpen Manor.
Mature students: Non-residential, but B&B accommodation close by
Cost £390 (ages 16-25 full board).
Non-residential rate £300 (includes lunch and dinner)
Early bird rates apply if booked before 30th April 2017. Full details
Advanced Course: Full details and Enrolment
Date Tuesday 22nd August 2017, 9.30 – 4.30pm
Venue St John’s Centre, Merrow, Guildford GU4 7AA
Participation Ages 18 and under, from Grade 1 to Grade 8 (organised into small groups according to age and ability)
Tutors Annabel Knight, Rebecca Austen-Brown and Katriina Boosey. Accompanist Robin Bigwood.
Cost £35/£50 (Level 1/Level 2 & 3). Full details
Junior Day: Full details and Enrolment
"I have to thank you so much for today - my son has come home completely inspired!"
"There is a strong social side to Woodhouse, which allowed us to make wonderful friends. At a course which a significant percentage of talented young recorder players attend, such close friends become important colleagues and contacts, an invaluable asset for a young professional embarking on a career in performance and related fields"
"The course has convinced me I made a good decision to study recorder first study at music college and has made me look forward to starting my degree course even more"
"It was a very fun day. If I had the chance I would certainly go again. We had a long journey but it was definitely worth it"
"Enlightening tuition of the kind available only from the finest masters of their art"
"The tutors were wonderful and very helpful, and it was great to be able to get to know many other recorder players of my age"
"Listening to other people play was just as good for my technique as each class was like having five lessons in one"
"I always come away from Woodhouse even more enthusiastic to continue being a recorder player"