Friday 28th July 2023, 10am – 4pm
St John’s Centre, Merrow, Guildford GU4 7AB
Saturday 12th August 2023, 10am – 4pm
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham B4 7XR
Tutors Annabel Knight, Lou Bradbury and Rebecca Austen-Brown
Our popular and fun Junior Days are designed for young recorder players up to the age of 18 to enjoy a day of workshops and playing opportunities, meeting other children at a similar age and level, with a shared enthusiasm for playing the recorder. Participants often travel from far and wide and enjoy making new friends, learning new skills, and hearing and experiencing all kinds of interesting or unfamiliar music and instruments!
Participants are welcomed from Grade 1 to diploma and are divided into groups according to experience and age, led by our expert recorder team of tutors – Annabel Knight, Lou Bradbury and Rebecca Austen-Brown. All three tutors are highly experienced professional recorder players with a passion for sharing their skills with young people.
Participants will play in ensembles, enjoy a workshop session and see the tutors playing live in a lunchtime concert. Most of all, our Junior days are designed to help young recorder enthusiasts connect with other like-minded, new friends from across the country.
The Early Music Shop will bring a small Pop-Up stand with instruments and accessories, and there will be advice from all the tutors on all manner of recorder-related topics!
The day cost is £60. Bursaries are available, but we strongly encourage prospective participants to apply in good time to the Walter Bergmann Fund, who can assist with course fees as well as expenses such as travel.