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Clarinet and Saxophone Day

Open to clarinet and saxophone players under 18, of all musical abilities

Admission £40 (a limited number of bursaries are available)

Sunday 3rd March 2024, 10.00am – 4.30pm

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About our Clarinet and Saxophone Day

Join us for an exciting day of ensemble playing, masterclasses and more!
Your day will include:

  • Workshops and coached ensembles to develop your playing
  • Solo performance masterclasses
  • An informal concert at the end of the day featuring every participant
  • A performance by the course tutors
  • Music Conservatoires audition advice and top tips
  • The opportunity to try and buy instruments and accessories from John Packer Woodwind


If the £40 fee is a barrier to being able to attend, we’d like to invite you to apply for one of our bursaries. To apply, please contact Edward Leaker on [email protected] with your name, the name of the course you’d like to attend, your current grade and details of your request. 

More Details

Refreshments will be provided, but please bring a packed lunch. We will contact participants nearer the time with further details.

If you have any questions, please contact our Music Department on 01749 834450 / [email protected] and we would be very happy to help.

Our Tutors

    Nick Cox with his clarinet
    Nicholas Cox

    Gold medallist in the Royal Over-Seas League Competition, Nicholas read music at Cambridge University and in Hanover. He has played Principal clarinet with all of the UK’s Orchestras and was Principal of the Liverpool Philharmonic for 22 years. He is a senior tutor of clarinet at The Royal Northern College of Music.

    Richard Russell, Clarinet
    Richard Russell

    Richard has performed with many of the UK’s orchestras, most notably as Guest Principal clarinet with the Royal Opera House, English National Opera, and London Philharmonic Orchestra. He has performed as a chamber musician and soloist at prestigious venues. He teaches clarinet at Wells Cathedral School.

    Edward Leaker, Head of Woodwind at our Specialist Music School
    Edward Leaker

    Edward is Head of Woodwind & Jazz at Wells Cathedral School. He graduated from The Royal Academy of Music and has enjoyed an international freelance career in both jazz and classical ensembles. He currently leads the Swing Machine Jazz Orchestra among other performance and education projects.

    Andy Tweed

    Andy gives workshops and masterclasses nationally while also teaching at Wells Cathedral School and Birmingham Conservatoire. His performing credits are diverse including The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, The Syd Lawrence Orchestra and The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.