29th July – 4th August 2018

Our world-class tutors will nurture young musicians (aged 10-18) to develop their skills and confidence by exploring a range of exciting musical styles.

This course isn’t suitable for complete beginners –
you will need a basic ability to play your instrument and read music.

£895 Residential £695 Non-residential

Musical Opportunities

During the week, you may have individual tuition, masterclasses, chamber music, mixed ensembles and workshops.  You’ll have multiple opportunities to perform regardless of your skill level, but the highlight will be the end of the week concert on Saturday that is open to family and friends.

Additional vocal coaching may be available to interested participants – please express your interest in the musical history section of our application form.

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!

A Typical Day

08.00 Breakfast
09.00 Morning yoga/Dalcroze
09.30 ‘How to warm up’ followed by sectional rehearsals
10.30 Chamber music and ensemble coaching (getting to know you)
11.30 Free time
12.00 Individual instrumental tuition/coaching
13.00 Lunch

14.00 Course Choir
15.00 Ensemble coaching
16.00 Free time (afternoon activities or chillin’)
17.00 Rehearsal time
18.00 Dinner (BBQ)
19.15 Evening activity
20.30 Evening wind-down/free time (age dependent)

Other Activities

Even professional musicians need a break from their instruments!  With Wells Cathedral School’s outstanding facilities, you’ll have a range of activities to enjoy when you’re not making music…

Meet Our World-Class Staff

Course tutors will generally be either full- or part-time teaching staff of Wells Cathedral School, a government-recognised specialist music school that is known for its quality teaching and musical opportunities for pre-professional musicians. However, should our staff be unavailable for our summer course, we will appoint music teachers of a comparable calibre to teach courses.

Meet our Department Co-ordinators

Meet our Brass Staff

Meet our Percussion Staff

Meet our Woodwind Staff

Meet our Vocal Coach

Join Us

Who is the course for?

The course is for musicians of all abilities aged 10-18.


The course costs £895 residential and £695 non-residential.  The course includes meals (lunch and dinner for non-residential).

How to apply

Please click here to apply for our course. If you have any questions or if you’d like help with the application process, please contact us on 01749 834298 / [email protected]