News Flash – autumn short courses announced: September Long Weekend and Toussaint Weekend

News just in – announcing a short course for intermediate level cellists:

I am holding a long weekend course at Belle Serre in September (arrivals Thursday 15th Sept evening, departures Monday 19th Sept morning) and I would be delighted if you were interested in taking part or if you could pass on the news to fellow cellists who might like to take part.


The course is for intermediate level players (as a guideline, from approximately Grade 6 standard to post Grade 8 level and up to diploma standard/Cycle 2 – Cycle 3) who have some experience of playing in ensembles (orchestral, chamber groups, duos/trios etc). We will be concentrating on individual tuition, (a pianist will be available to play for all individual lessons), technique sessions and a Cello Clinic, and we will also work on several pieces for cello ensemble. We will give a very informal concert here at Belle Serre on the last evening performing solos and ensembles we have worked on during the course.
The cost of the September Long Weekend is £550/€690 (including tuition, meals and accommodation). A non-refundable deposit of £200/€250 is payable on booking and confirms your place on the course. There are six places available on the course.
If you and maybe other of your cellists friends or chamber group colleagues are interested in a short course but the dates of this long weekend are not convenient, do contact me and let me know dates that would suit you all better and I will organise other long weekends to suit your availability. I can also extend this long weekend at either end for any players who wish to come a day or two earlier or leave a day or two later.
In addition, I am also holding an intensive performance course at Belle Serre at the end of October for cellists of all levels (Saturday 29th 9.15am-  Sunday 30th October 6.30pm including one night’s accommodation on Saturday night, with extra nights available and also extra tuition days on request). We’ll be concentrating on how to practise imaginatively and how to perform with confidence.
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I have several cellos available for hire should you find it’s easier to travel without your instrument.
Please contact me via the Cellos at Belle Serre website if you would like to book a place on one of the courses. I look forward to hearing from you and hopefully to welcoming you to Belle Serre this autumn.

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