Calling violinists and viola players

Our String Orchestra workshop on 24th Feb is fast approaching.

There are still spaces for 1st and 2nd violins, and in particular viola players.

A great day of learning is guaranteed, under the superlative leadership of Mary Eade, and enhanced by the other 3 members of the excellent Divertimento string quartet.

Do spread the word – it’s a workshop not to be missed!

Jazz Workshop

The Jazz Workshop with Steve Buckley is fast approaching (it’s on Sunday 18th November).  There are spaces available, and booking is needed in advance to enable Steve to tailor the course to the instruments you play!

Steve is a seasoned workshop leader; his most recent workshop at Cardiff with the jazz pianist Huw Warren focussed on ‘relaxed improvisation’, listening, and was by all accounts, a great success.

Steve will guide participants through improvisation techniques – developing your confidence and skill, and will also throw in some of his legendary riffs and sounds from jazz around the world – particularly from Africa and Latin America.

If you have ever wished to improvise, but not known how to go about it, or have worried it won’t be good enough (and who hasn’t been there?), get booking and have a really great day of music making with a truly great jazz musician!

Baroque Success – “Best thing I’ve done this year!”

Sunday 7th October saw the first MusicWorkshop take place.  Baroque Style for Strings was a quite overwhelming success.  Feedback from participants was really positive, and more workshops on baroque playing will be developed.

Some of the comments are here:


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“Wonderful to get such in-depth tutoring from such highly skilled professionals.”
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I enjoyed the day very much. It was an education and an experience to find out the workings in the world of baroque music making, and sharing it with other novices.”
“It worked so well. We were extremely fortunate to have tutors/star performers of this quality.”
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“I would have given up baroque playing without today’s workshop. Need more like it”







Last few places …. have you booked yours?

There is space for 4 violins and a double bass for the Baroque Style for Strings workshop on 7th October 2018.  The workshop takes place at Aller Park (Studio 32), Dartington Hall.

If you have been waiting for the new term to settle down, now is the time to book your place.  Music will be sent out soon, and places are filling, so don’t miss out!

You will get to work with Persephone Gibbs and Andrew Wilson-Dickson, both experts in baroque performance, and fabulous teachers.  Each section will have a member of Devon Baroque (the only professional historically informed performance ensemble in the whole of the South West) leading and guiding you.

Book your place at