1. Home
  2. About
    1. Benslow Music Instrument Loan Scheme
    2. Our Guest Experience Promise
    3. Our Story
    4. Meet the Team
      1. Peter Hewitt
      2. Dr Christopher Roberts
      3. Tim Sharp
      4. Steve Saint
      5. Karen Luxon
      6. Joanne Flavell
      7. Laura Thompson
      8. Carline Bushen
    5. Governance
  3. Courses
    1. 2020 Courses
      1. April 2020 Courses
      2. August 2020 Courses
      3. February 2020 Courses
      4. January 2020 Courses
      5. July 2020 Courses
      6. June 2020 Courses
      7. March 2020 Courses
      8. May 2020 Courses
      9. November 2020 Courses
      10. October 2020 Courses
      11. September 2020 Courses
    2. 2021 Courses
      1. April 2021 Courses
      2. August 2021 Courses
        1. *NEW* Chamber Orchestra
        2. *NEW* Elizabeth Walker’s Flute Summer School
        3. *NEW* Imagine, Breathe, Sing!
        4. *NEW* World Percussion Workshop
        5. *ONLINE* Guitar Weekend with Carlos Bonell
        6. Advanced String Chamber Music
        7. Baroque Buffet: Baroque on Modern Instruments
        8. Bassoon Workshop with Martin Gatt
        9. Cambridge Early Music at Benslow Music - The Triumphs of Maximilian: ​Music from the time of Emperor Maximilian I
        10. Cello Orchestra
        11. Dance Band
        12. Elementary Strings
        13. John White’s Wind Chamber Music
        14. Martin Outram’s Viola Summer School
        15. Sarah Leonard’s Vocal Summer School
        16. Susanne Stanzeleit’s Violin Summer School
        17. T’ai Chi
        18. The Benslow Concert Band
        19. Wind Ensembles with the London Myriad (2 night option)
        20. Wind Ensembles with the London Myriad (3 night option)
      3. December 2021 Courses
        1. *NEW* Cantata-thon with Cambridge Handel Opera
        2. *NEW* Spontaneous Social Piano for Christmas
        3. A Victorian Christmas Weekend
        4. English and American Song
        5. String and Piano Ensembles with Nigel Clayton and the Bingham (2 night option)
        6. String and Piano Ensembles with Nigel Clayton and the Bingham (3 night option)
        7. Violin Masterclass with Madeleine Mitchell
        8. Winter Saxes
        9. Wonderful Winds Flute Course
      4. February 2021 Courses
      5. January 2021 Courses
      6. July 2021 Courses
        1. *NEW* African Drumming in Hitchin Market Place
        2. *NEW* African Drumming Workshop
        3. *NEW* Embodying Your Opera Arias with Madeleine Holmes
        4. *NEW* Jazz Improvisation for Absolute Beginners
        5. Advanced Wind Chamber Music
        6. Baroque Trio Sonatas with Da Camera
        7. Big Band Singing Summer School
        8. Big Band Summer School
        9. Cambridge Early Music at Benslow Music - Baroque Dresden: The Musical Melting Pot
        10. Late Starter Piano
        11. Late Starter String Orchestra
        12. Late Starter Violins
        13. The International Viol Summer School
      7. June 2021 Courses
        1. *NEW* Chamber Orchestra
        2. *NEW* Fugues for Fun
        3. *ONLINE* Sing Along and Explore Bach's St John Passion
        4. *ONLINE* Tango Techniques and Style
        5. An Introduction to Wind Chamber Music
        6. Cello Orchestra
        7. Folk Fiddling by Ear
        8. Folk Orchestra
        9. Summer Saxes
        10. Wind Ensembles with the London Myriad (2 night option)
        11. Wind Ensembles with the London Myriad (3 night option)
      8. March 2021 Courses
      9. May 2021 Courses
      10. November 2021 Courses
        1. *NEW* Benslow Recorder Festival
        2. *NEW* Group Quintets with the Tedesca
        3. *NEW* Late Starter String Orchestra
        4. *NEW* The Women Troubadours with Leah Stuttard
        5. *ONLINE* ABRSM Jazz Piano Syllabus for Piano Teachers
        6. An Introduction to Wind Chamber Music
        7. Arranging and Orchestration
        8. Baroque Chamber Music at A=415 (2 night option)
        9. Baroque Chamber Music at A=415 (3 night option)
        10. Consorting Viols (2 night option)
        11. Consorting Viols (3 night option)
        12. Developing your Aural Skills
        13. Intermediate Piano
        14. Leading from Behind: A course for chamber music groups with piano
        15. Quintessential Clarinets
        16. Speed Dating for Strings and Piano
        17. String Quartets with the Coull (2 night option)
        18. String Quartets with the Coull (3 night option)
        19. Wind Ensembles with the London Myriad (2 night option)
        20. Wind Ensembles with the London Myriad (3 night option)
      11. October 2021 Courses
        1. *NEW* “Four-Hand Winners”: Piano Duets with Nigel and Imma (2 night option)
        2. *NEW* “Four-Hand Winners”: Piano Duets with Nigel and Imma (3 night option)
        3. *NEW* Georg Muffat: A bridge between Lully and Corelli
        4. *NEW* Playing the Standard Jazz Repertoire
        5. *NEW* The Benslow Baroque Project: Music for St Cecilia by Handel and Draghi
        6. Bass Clarinet Extravaganza
        7. Bel Canto: Caccini to Puccini
        8. Brass Ensembles with Peter Bassano
        9. Clarinet Ensemble
        10. Group Quartets with Jonathan Trout
        11. JazzFest
        12. Keeping It Fresh
        13. Late Starter Cello Weekend with Jenny Curtis
        14. Late Starter Piano
        15. Reed Making Day for Oboists
        16. Sight Singing for Beginners
        17. String Quartets with the Maggini
        18. The Complete Flautist
        19. The Wonderful World of Musical Theatre
        20. Two's Company: Duos for Violin and Cello
        21. Viola Day with Martin Outram
      12. September 2021 Courses
        1. *NEW* A Celebration of Lieder and Song
        2. *NEW* Late Summer Piano with Stephen Gutman
        3. *NEW* Piano Trios with the Barbican Trio
        4. *NEW* The Grandeur of St Mark's: Venetian Sacred Music by Cavalli from his "Musiche Sacre" of 1656
        5. *ONLINE* Grade 5 Theory
        6. Cello Workshop with Jenny Curtis
        7. ClarinetFest
        8. Consorting Viols
        9. Elementary Winds
        10. Foundation String Chamber Music
        11. Playing with Music: Improvising through the Ages
        12. String and Piano Ensembles with the Primrose Quartet
        13. String Quartets with the Coull
    3. Standard Course Timetable
    4. Terms and Conditions
    5. A Guide to Standards
    6. Information for your Stay
    7. Frequently Asked Questions
  4. Concerts
    1. Video Library
      1. Tedesca String Quartet
      2. Hertfordshire Festival of Music: Florian Mitrea (piano)
      3. Young Artist Platform: Tomas Matos (piano)
      4. Ilario Ferrari Trio
      5. Smörgåsballad – Songs and Tales from the Land of the Midnight Sun
      6. Bridget Kerrison (soprano), Tom Caldecote (clarinet) and Trevor Hughes (piano)
      7. LuteFest 3: Lynda Sayce (lutes)
      8. LuteFest 2: Alison Crum (viols) and Roy Marks (lute)
      9. Allegri String Quartet
      10. Rebecca Wood (oboe) and Symphonia Academica
      11. LuteFest 1: ‘Sweet, stay awhile’ - Music by John Dowland and John Daniel
    2. Pre-Concert Dining
    3. Young Artist Platform: Piano Students from RCMJD *PLUS LIVESTREAM*
    4. Margaret Archibald (clarinet) and Martin Smith (violin) *PLUS LIVESTREAM*
    5. Fidl un Bas Klezmer Duo *PLUS LIVESTREAM*
    6. Strannik *PLUS LIVESTREAM*
    7. Hitchin Festival: Four Winds (saxophone quartet) *PLUS LIVESTREAM*
    8. Hitchin Festival: Classico Latino *PLUS LIVESTREAM*
    9. Hitchin Festival: Opera in the Gardens with Eboracum Baroque
    10. Hitchin Festival: Sebastian Müller (violin) and Gerhard Vielhaber (piano) *PLUS LIVESTREAM*
    11. Hitchin Festival: Rose Consort of Viols *PLUS LIVESTREAM*
    12. Hitchin Festival: A Night of Jazz with Paul Eshelby and Friends *PLUS LIVESTREAM*
    13. Sarah Leonard (soprano) and Stephen Gutman (piano) *PLUS LIVESTREAM*
    14. Julian Metzger (cello) and Paul Turner (piano) *PLUS LIVESTREAM*
    15. Steve Banks Quintet *PLUS LIVESTREAM*
    16. Coull String Quartet with Paul Barritt (viola) *PLUS LIVESTREAM*
    17. Young Artist Platform: Karolina Kubalkova (piano) *PLUS LIVESTREAM*
  5. Resources
    1. *ONLINE* The Benslow Music Forum
    2. How to play by ear and improvise on the piano - in simple steps
    3. Jenkins Unravelled
    4. Learn to Love your Teaching
    5. Piano by ear: How to play by ear, improvise and accompany songs in simple steps
    6. Playing the Dots
  6. Events
    1. Afternoon Tea
    2. Escape Benslow Music!
    3. Late Starter Strings
    4. Musical Workshops
    5. Outreach and Engagement
    6. Talks and Lecture Recitals
      1. *ONLINE* Opera Insights
      2. The Robert Franz Osterwald Lieder Project *PLUS LIVESTREAM*
    7. Young Composers Competition
      1. Young Composers Competition 2021
      2. Young Composers Competition 2020
      3. Young Composers Competition 2019
  7. Venue
    1. Accommodation
      1. Main House
        1. St Francis
        2. St Cecilia
        3. Oriel
        4. Sybil Eaton
        5. Helen Wright
        6. Rogner
        7. Bernard Shore
        8. Springrice 23
        9. Springrice 24
        10. Springrice 25
      2. Coach House
        1. A1 Purcell
        2. A2 Arne
        3. A3 Handel
        4. B1 Walton
        5. B2 Britten
        6. B3 RVW
        7. B4 Tippett
        8. B5 Elgar
        9. B6 Holst
        10. B7 Delius
      3. Pamela Maud
        1. Pamela Maud 11 Tallis
        2. Pamela Maud 12 Byrd
        3. Pamela Maud 14 Dowland
        4. Pamela Maud 15 Morley
      4. Waldeck
        1. Waldeck 12
        2. Waldeck 13
        3. Waldeck 14
        4. Waldeck 15
        5. Waldeck 16
        6. Waldeck 17
      5. Fieldfares
        1. Fieldfares 1
        2. Fieldfares 2
        3. Fieldfares 3
        4. Fieldfares 4
        5. Fieldfares 5
        6. Fieldfares 6
        7. Fieldfares 7
        8. Fieldfares 8
      6. The Lodge
        1. Lodge 1
        2. Lodge 3
        3. Lodge 4
        4. Lodge 5
        5. Lodge 6
      7. Family Accommodation
      8. Non-Residents
    2. Music Rooms
      1. Peter Morrison Hall
      2. Ibberson
      3. Studio
      4. Palmer Hall
      5. Waldeck 1
      6. Waldeck 2
      7. Waldeck 3
      8. Waldeck 4
      9. Fieldfares Ensemble Room
      10. Fieldfares Stephen Wilkinson Room
    3. Campus
    4. Catering
    5. Bed and Breakfast
    6. Gardens
    7. Gift Shop
    8. Library
      1. Music For Sale
    9. Local Attractions
      1. Arkley Fine Art
      2. Hitchin Lavender
      3. North Hertfordshire Museum
      4. St Mary’s Church
      5. Stotfold Watermill and Nature Reserve
  8. Hire
    1. Music Facilities Hire
    2. Play And Stay
    3. Celebrate!
    4. Conferences and Meetings
  9. Support Us
    1. Keep Music at Benslow Alive
    2. Membership
    3. Donations and Legacies
    4. Friends of Benslow Music
    5. Sponsorship and Advertising
    6. Corporate Membership/Partnerships
    7. Shop at Amazon Smile
  10. News
    1. "The Benslow Bubble"
    2. 2021 Residential Courses and Booking Arrangements
    3. Benslow Music Memories
      1. 2021 Memories
        1. Surviving Lockdown with Benslow Music
      2. 2020 Memories
        1. A peek inside the "Benslow Bubble"
        2. Bach in Lockdown
        3. Bassoon Extravaganza
        4. Benslow Music Online
        5. Folk Orchestra Day with Jon Bennett
        6. Live Music Returns to Benslow
        7. Small Mixed Chamber Music Online
      3. 2019 Memories
        1. "Those cares that do arise from painful melancholy": Depicting disaffection in the English madrigal
        2. A Brilliant Week? Abso-lute-ly!
        3. Benslow Brilliance!
        4. Choirs Have A Special Place In My Heart
        5. Community Clarinets
        6. Insights from Melvyn Tan
        7. Live Cinema at Benslow Music
        8. No Treble Here? My week at Benslow Music
        9. Nurturing Young Talent
        10. Still Going Strong After All These Years
        11. Stretching Boundaries
        12. Tales from a Timpanist
        13. The Best Way to Kick-Start An Academic Year!
        14. The course inspired me so much so that I have been playing in every spare moment I have had since returning home!
        15. Tiny nuances that you never think of yourself make such a huge difference
        16. To visit Benslow Music is always a delight
        17. What’s the collective term for mandolinists?
      4. 2018 Memories
        1. Benslow Baroque Opera Project
    4. Benslow Music Recipes
    5. Bring A Friend Discount Scheme
    6. Call To Audition
    7. COVID-19: Frequently Asked Questions
    8. Jobs and Volunteering
      1. Arts Administration Work Placements
      2. Concert Stewards
      3. Hospitality Team
      4. Library, Office and Garden Volunteers
      5. Welcome Hosts
    9. Mysterious Invasion in the Benslow Music Gardens
    10. Online Courses
    11. Summer Schools
    12. The Buzz
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  12. Contact
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