Single Reed Day

Sunday 26th April 2020
9.30am – 4.30pm
Open to pupils of all abilities aged 18 and under
Admission £40


During our inspirational Single Reed Day, you will:

  • take part in workshops and ensembles for all abilities
  • join masterclasses with music conservatoire professors
  • receive tips on motivation, performance and maximising your practice
  • play in Cedars Hall, our state-of-the-art performance venue.

Refreshments will be provided throughout the day, but please bring a packed lunch.

Hosted by Wells Cathedral School

About the Tutoring Team

David Plagett

David studied clarinet at the Royal Northern College of Music. He has worked extensively throughout the UK with some of the country’s leading orchestras including the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. He currently combines a busy playing and teaching schedule around Bristol.

Lenny Sayers

Lenny Sayers is the Principal Bass Clarinet Player of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Tutor in Clarinet at Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Lenny is becoming increasingly well known as a presenter and animateur. In December 2020 he will be presenting the children’s concerts for the RWCMD Symphony Orchestra.

Edward Leaker, Head of Woodwind
Edward Leaker
Saxophone and Clarinet

Edward is Head of Woodwind and 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 as well as other performance projects.

Andy Tweed

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

Join Us

Admission £40

For information on where to find us, please click here for our map.

To apply, please fill out the form below and follow the link in your confirmation email to make a payment. For more information, please contact Dominique Swain Tel: 01749 834487 / [email protected]

Course Details

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Classical Guitar DayViola DayFrench Horn DayTrumpet DaySingle Reed Day

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Please note that we will email you confirmation of your booking with this link that you'll need to follow in order to make payment. Your booking won't be finalised until payment has been made. You will need to set up an account the first time you book a course. If you would like any help with the application or payment process, please contact Dominique Swain on 01749 834487.

Virtual Open Day

Ages 2-18

Saturday 3rd October
from 10.30am – 1.00pm
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