The big skills event for clarinets and saxophones

Sunday 30th April 2017 from 9.30 am – 4.30 pm
Open to all levels of players and teachers


This is a fantastic opportunity for all clarinet and saxophone players to enjoy an inspirational day in our new state-of-the-art performance centre, Cedars Hall.  The day includes:

  • Masterclasses with Royal College of Music professors
  • Workshops and ensembles for all abilities
  • Tips on maximising your practice, motivation and performance

Our Staff

Richard Hosford, RCM

Richard teaches at the Royal College of Music and is Principal Clarinet of the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Many of Richard’s recordings have been chosen as ‘First choice’ by BBC Radio 3’s Record Review

Christian Forshaw, Guildhall School

Christian is Professor of Saxophone at the Guildhall School. He is best known internationally for his work with the Sanctuary Ensemble. He gives regular masterclasses at RCM, RNCM, RWCMD and Trinity School of Music.

Andy Tweed, Wells

Andy studied at Birmingham Conservatoire and has given masterclasses at the Royal College of Music and Chetham’s School of Music in addition to teaching at Wells Cathedral School.

Marie Lloyd - Clarinet
Marie Lloyd, Royal Academy/Wells

Marie teaches at the Royal Academy of Music and at Wells Cathedral School. Marie has a love of playing chamber music especially with the Nash and Gaudier Ensembles.

Edward Leaker, Head of Woodwind
Ed Leaker, Wells
Saxophone and Clarinet

Ed is Head of Woodwind at Wells Cathedral School and graduated from the Royal Academy of Music. He has enjoyed an international freelance career performing in both jazz and classical settings.

Join Us

More information about the day
  • Admission is £35 (£30 for CASS Members).
  • All levels of players and teachers supported. 
  • Refreshments will be provided throughout the day, but please bring a packed lunch.
  • Dress code is casual. 

For more information, please contact Dominique Swain on 01749 834487 / [email protected]

Useful links

Event flyer


About Cedars Hall

How to apply

Please fill in and return our Application Form. Please note that we expect this course to be over subscribed so we recommend that you book early.