Our aim is for you to develop your skills by offering world-class tutors and a nurturing environment set in an inspiring location – whilst having a fun time you won’t forget!
Our end of the week concerts give you a chance to shine for family and friends, but whilst we encourage everyone to take part in all performances and activities, we will not force anyone to participate if they don’t want to do so for whatever reason. However, we hope our friendly and accepting community will lead all musicians to take part, even if it is slightly outside of their normal comfort zone!
We offer six summer schools for you to choose from:
Set in the heart of the medieval city of Wells, Wells Cathedral School’s beautiful backdrop has inspired generations of musicians throughout the ages. Wells is the smallest city in England and is surrounded by lovely countryside – quintessential England at its finest!
Participants will have the opportunity to explore Wells within teacher-led organised groups if they wish to.
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The school chefs provide three cooked meals a day (lunch and dinner are available for day participants), including a vegetarian option and salad bar in a modern, airy dining hall. Fruit is available throughout the day, and snacks and toast are available in the boarding houses. We also have two very popular BBQs each week followed by a fun activity, allowing the young musicians a chance to unwind and socialise!
All of the boarding houses at Wells are beautiful medieval and eighteenth century buildings with lovely British gardens, stimulating communal areas and cosy rooms, in which each boarder has their own space with a locking cupboard for valuables. Whilst each of the houses is gifted with quirky and unique qualities befitting historic houses, they also have all the modern conveniences a boarder would expect – including wifi!
We have, very reluctantly, decided that we need to cancel our summer schools for 2020 due to Covid-19. We have extensively explored all options, trying to find a viable solution. But sadly, we have come to the conclusion that there are too many variables outside of our control to run our summer courses this coming year. We are extremely disappointed but the safety and well-being of our participants and staff remains our primary concern in these exceptional times. Please see the link below for our 2021 dates.