...for those who love to sing, enjoy great food and a glass of wine in good company.

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"...in every way the course fulfilled my expectations, and more! ...gifted teacher reaching all levels of ability... food was excellent, lovingly prepared and healthy... I cannot wait to go back for the next course...this is too good to miss."

A.W. Denmark

Both our courses offer each student the opportunity to concentrate on their individual areas of vocal interest, be it solo singing or sharing in the enjoyment of singing with others, with the aim being that they finish their course inspired and motivated by their achievements.

Solo Singing Course

Melmerby Hall - a Grade II listed 5* and Gold award winning country mansion in the heart of the Eden Valley

9th-13th April 2018

"The course was superb, professional and encouraging, extremely welcoming and friendly... and the food excellent...definitely one for the diary next year"


For singers of all abilities wishing to develop their singing skills, technique, musicianship and platform experience for concerts, choral singing, auditions, exams or simply their personal enjoyment.

This course is ideal for those looking for a high level of individual tuition:
participants receive 3 individual singing lessons, 3 solo coaching sessions,
coaching sessions on duets/trios and get the opportunity to sing solo in 2
masterclasses, a performance class, two informal private concerts and a formal concert (if they choose).

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Singing…in good company

Blencowe Hall - a multi award winning Grade I listed castellated manor in the Lake District

25th-29th June 2018

"A fabulous course, regardless of ability. The singing was great; the learning was fun and the laughter was everywhere. Can't wait for next year"


The emphasis is on singing for enjoyment, learning new music, choral and vocal skills within a small vocal ensemble of up to 20 singers and building confidence - all approached with positive encouragement and humour.

There is a comprehensive selection of daily tuition; vocal warm-up, ensemble singing and optional workshops to advance vocal technique, musicianship and platform skills. We are also delighted to welcome a visiting specialist for our new 'Mindfulness for Musicians' workshop sessions. Each participant receives an individual singing lesson and coaching session with the opportunity to sing in a masterclass, performance class and the private concert.

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  • Set in stunning Cumbrian countryside the Rowley Estates venues are hand picked for each course ensuring a relaxed musical atmosphere in luxury 5 star and Gold Award winning accommodation. There will be opportunities within the timetable to discover the beautiful surroundings.
  • Excellent food and making new friends: an essential element to ensure a memorable holiday. Having worked up an appetite with all the singing, participants are served wonderful, locally sourced, freshly prepared food for lunch, and delicious home made dinners - prepared by professional cooks.
  • Excellent value for money: the cost is inclusive of all tuition, accommodation, music, food and wine.
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'But I won’t know anyone’. If you are wondering about doing this course, and you’re on your own, take a chance, like I did, you won't regret it. It was the most wonderful experience. It’s a long time since I enjoyed anything so much. To the talented teachers, to the fantastic food, and the lovely people I met in the beautiful Cotswolds. You come away feeling uplifted. I loved every minute of it.


Logo Artwork by Shona Heaney
2014 Course photographs courtesy of Ray Talbot