Welcome to Jackdaws


Jackdaws is dedicated to improving participation in and enjoyment of music through weekend courses, Education projects, a Young Artists Programme and performances by world class musicians. Our year round programme of residential music courses allow musicians of all abilities to come together and learn from some of the most experienced tutors in the trade.

Weekend & Day Courses

Jackdaws Season 2016-2017

Young Artists

Young Artists

Jackdaws Education





  • Latest News

    • 2016 – A Year in Review

      2016 – A Year in Review

      2016 – what a year it was. We say it every year, but this one really was the busiest we’ve ever known in Great Elm. We welcomed 400 participants on our weekend courses, a third of whom were new to …
    • Welcome to Jackdaws

      Welcome to Jackdaws

      We’ve just launched our new video – Welcome to Jackdaws. What is it like in Great Elm? And what happens on a weekend course? If you’re considering a music course find yourself asking these questions, give us 4 minutes to …