About Woodhouse

‘I would highly recommend Woodhouse to any recorder player – from amazing concerts to masterclasses, workshops to evening strolls in the countryside and getting to know each other in the pub, it was utterly brilliant!’  – Sarah Jeffery, Team Recorder

We have been running courses for enthusiastic and aspirational recorder players of all ages since 2004. Offering expert tuition from some of the country’s leading professional recorder practitioners, we aim to reach players from all corners of the UK and beyond – especially those who do not regularly have access to specialist teaching, or who wish to take their playing to a new level and meet like-minded friends.

Our  Advanced Courses have inspired a new generation of performers, offering a range of masterclasses, professional concerts and specialist workshops designed to open pathways into the diverse and stimulating world of the professional recorder player.

Our Junior Days have given hundreds of enthusiastic young recorder players the chance to connect with others with the same shared interest, inspiring them to develop skills and validate their appreciation of our instrument and its repertoire.

Our tutors are all drawn from professional recorder playing backgrounds, sharing a passion for the recorder and for passing on skills and knowledge to the next generation. They include Annabel Knight (course director), Rebecca Austen-Brown, Sarah Humphrys, Katriina Boosey, Louise Bradbury, Chris Orton, Dan Laurin, Susanna Borsch and Amy Whittlesea.

Our very first residential courses were held in the beautiful surroundings of Woodhouse Copse, an Arts and Crafts house in Surrey. Since then courses have been held in several other venues in Surrey and Sussex, in the idyllic setting of Owlpen Manor in the Cotswolds, and for 2022 in the world class setting of the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.