Wells Cathedral School hosts a whole range of musical activities and training opportunities for players and teachers from across the South West. As a specialist music school, our renowned Instrument Skills Days are run by some of the leading professional musicians in their field.
I really enjoyed all of it! Especially playing with other like-minded people and, perhaps more than anything, “O Duo” – they were brilliant musicians and teachers and fun! The whole thing was, somehow, informal so
with that atmosphere existing and knowing that we were in good hands, we could just enjoy making music.
Trumpet Day participant, age 14
I enjoyed playing the natural trumpet the best – I also learnt lots about warming up and performance etiquette. I really loved playing the Harry Potter music!
Jazz Skills Day participant, age 12
I developed my transposition skills and learnt how a professional musician plans their improvisation solos and interacts with other musicians. I also realised how the right facilities and staff would enhance my musical progress!
Jazz Skills Day participant, age 13
I learnt a new way to remember my modes and communication whilst playing in a jazz trio/ quartet. It was really exciting to improvise for the first time in jazz playing!