Our woodwind department attracts pupils from all over the world and enjoys an international reputation as a centre of excellence for young musicians.
Co-ordinator of Woodwind, Edward Leaker, ensures that young woodwind players receive the best musical training in a supportive environment. Strong emphasis is placed on developing an individual programme of study for each pupil that inspires confidence and produces the highest level of musicianship.
Symphonic Wind Orchestra
Chamber Wind Ensemble
Double Reed Ensembles
Chamber Groups (in collaboration with other departments)
Flute Performance Seminar
Jazz Ensemble (Second Big Band)
Advanced Jazz Combo
Intermediate Jazz Combo
Introduction to Jazz Improvisation
Reed Making Classes for Oboists
Woodwind Performance Classes
Edward Leaker, Co-ordinator of Woodwind Studies
Anna Hashimoto (Consultant)
Anna Stegmann (Consultant)
Andy Tweed (Consultant)
Each year many of our senior woodwind pupils are offered places at leading music conservatoires and universities – often with major scholarships. The woodwind department has excellent links with The Royal Academy of Music, The Royal College of Music, The Guildhall School of Music and Drama, The Royal Northern College of Music, The Royal Welsh College of Music, Trinity College of Music and Royal Birmingham Conservatoire as well as European and US conservatoires.
Join us for an inspiring and fun week!
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.
£995 Boarding £785 Day