International Woodwind Summer School 2021, UK

Publish Date: Jan 14, 2021

International Woodwind Summer School

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New for 2021 is our International Woodwind Summer School.

Led by faculty members Lis Dooner and Fraser Kelman, this innovative course is designed to help you improvde your confidence and playing technique in a fun and supportive environment. Numbers are limited to just 16 participants to ensure you receive dedicated and focused attention and participants benefit from a comprehensive range of group and individual classes. The course takes place at at our home in the heart of Scotland’s beautiful capital city, Edinburgh. 

Who is the Woodwind Summer School for? 

This residential course is for woodwind (flute, oboe, clarinet and bassoon) players aged 14 to 17, Grade 7 and above (ABRSM or Trinity or equivalent) who would like to improve their technique and playing ability. 

The Course includes: 

  • Individual lessons (with the opportunity for other students to observe)
  • Coaching with piano staff
  • Chamber music
  • Performances classes
  • Yoga / Mindfulness / Wellbeing
  • Instrument specific classes (e.g. Reedmaking for oboists, baroque style for flautists etc.)
  • Alexander Technique
  • Dalcroze sessions
  • Workshop sessions
  • Orchestral repertoire sessions (dependent on course sign-up – difficult to run without bassoons)
  • Use of the School’s library and practice facilities
  • A final performance open to friends and family of participants
  • Walking tour of Edinburgh 
  • Evening activities including a concert 
  • Food and accommodation in single or twin ensuite rooms
  • Certificate of attendance


  • Advisory audition 
  • Applying to Conservatoire – the majority of graduates from our full time programmes go on to successfully apply to Conservatoire or Music College. In this informal online session, hear what advice they would give as you think about preparing your own application and take this unique opportunity to ask the questions you would never normally ask.  

Cost: £795 inclusive. 

Information for Parents 

Edinburgh is Unesco World-Heritage site and one of the world’s most beautiful cities. As well as stunning architecture to admire, there are excellent shops, restaurants and visitor attractions.   The city also makes an excellent base to explore other areas of Scotland including the Highlands and Islands, so while your child focuses on developing their piano techniques you can happily spend a few days sightseeing. We hope you will join us for a concert on the last day of the course.  

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United Kingdom