Early music courses in and around East Anglia

Benslow Music Trust

Early Music courses


For details of courses in 2014 click here.


Benslow Music Trust, Little Benslow Hills, Benslow Lane, Hitchin, Herts SG4 9RB

Tel: 01462 459 446 (9am-5pm weekdays)  Email: info@benslow.org  Website: www.benslow.org

In East Anglia the leading source of Early Music instruction is the annual
Cambridge Early Music Summer Schools
which take place over two weeks in August.

The tuition is of a high standard and the college surroundings are magnificent.


String Workshops with Judy Tarling


At Headcorn Village Hall, TN27 9NR, about six times a year

£25 for the day includes refreshments
Trains run to Headcorn from different London stations


Learn baroque style at A=440

For amateur, student and pro players on modern or Baroque instruments


Teachers - come and bring your pupils (under 18s £15)

Opportunities for soloists and ripienists. Music provided; advance booking required


October 19, November 23


Judytarling <AT> btinternet.com


The Birmingham International Recorder and Early Music Festival

Annabel Wright (Head of Recorder, Birmingham Conservatoire) writes:
The Birmingham International Recorder and Early Music Festival is a really exciting new event running from 1st-2nd November
which aims to include as many recorder players and early music enthusiasts from across the country as possible. Our planned events include:


An international solo competition for young recorder artists aged 18 and under, judged by Susanna Borsch, Louise Bradbury and Chris Orton, with £300 of vouchers in prize money offered by the Early Music Shop, a handmade recorder by Tim Cranmore and Sheet Music from RecorderMail

A celebratory festival of ensemble playing with non-competitive classes for early music and recorder ensembles of all ages and sizes, adjudicated by Annabel Knight and Katriina Boosey

Recorder masterclasses for all levels with Annabel Knight and Michelle Holloway

NYRO Taster Session

Playing with electronics taster session

Baroque Woodwind taster sessions (flute, oboe, bassoon)

Concerts with Fontanella Recorder Quintet, Chris Orton and Birmingham Conservatoire ensembles

Trade stands with lots of music and instruments, including the Early Music Shop


Please note that the advertised closing date for the Solo Competition is Friday 12th September, and for Masterclasses and the Ensembles Festival the closing date is Friday 19th September, although we may be able to consider some late applications if necessary. Visit
for information on how to enter.


You can also purchase day and weekend passes, giving access to all events, using the above link.
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Updated 07/09/2014. Please contact the EEMF committee with comments