Jackdaws weekend courses run throughout the year for Voice, Piano, Strings and Woodwind, including a number of Ensemble courses.

Our Course Leaders are talented and experienced musicians who offer a wide variety of focussed courses. ‘Inspiration, Access and Inclusion’ are at the heart of our organisation and we aim to promote a supportive and nurturing environment.

A typical weekend runs from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon, with lunch, supper and refreshments included, all provided at Jackdaws by our dedicated Cooks.  Accommodation can be arranged for those travelling from further afield, including rooms with local Hosts. Our weekend schedule includes time to relax and reflect during the course, to leave you refreshed and ready for each day.

With a broad range of exciting courses in our 2022-2023 programme, we’re confident that there’s a weekend for you! Read on for details of all this season’s courses.

Oboes by Javi Sanchez de la Vina

Jackdaws is working hard to keep you safe. Please read our Covid-Secure page before booking.

Sing the Great Musicals with Sarah Leonard & Stephen Dickinson

August 19, 2022 6:30 pm

Opera Workshop with Mary Plazas & Robert Chevara

August 26, 2022 6:30 pm

Stylish Baroque with Theresa Caudle & Alastair Ross

September 2, 2022 6:30 pm

The City Musick with William Lyons and Richard Thomas

September 9, 2022 6:30 pm

Singing in French with Robin Bowman

September 16, 2022 6:30 pm

Playing by Ear with Stephen Marquiss

September 23, 2022 6:30 pm

The Three 'R's of Singing with Richard Jackson & Russel Smythe

September 30, 2022 6:30 pm

Recorder Weekend with Anna Stegmann

October 7, 2022 6:30 pm

The Golden Age of Broadway with Paul Knight

October 14, 2022 6:30 pm

From Healthy Technique to Natural Artistry with Penelope Roskell

October 21, 2022 6:30 pm

Singing in English with Adrian Thompson

October 28, 2022 6:30 pm

Audition Preparation with Audrey Hyland & Saffron van Zwanenberg

November 4, 2022 6:30 pm

Classic Piano Music with James Lisney

November 11, 2022 6:30 pm

Freedom in Piano Playing with Charlotte Tomlinson

November 18, 2022 6:30 pm

Singing with Confidence with Owain Browne

November 25, 2022 6:30 pm

Singing Handel with Jonathan Peter Kenney

December 2, 2022 6:30 pm

Art Day with Nicky Knowles

December 10, 2022 10:30 am

Make a Christmas Wreath with Julia Robb

December 11, 2022 2:00 pm

Guitar Ensemble with Eden Stell Guitar Duo

January 19, 2023 6:30 pm

Pianissimo to Fortissimo with Evelyn Tubb and Michael Fields

January 26, 2023 6:30 pm

The Pianist's Technical Toolbox with Alisdair Hogarth

February 3, 2023 6:30 pm

The City Musick with William Lyons and Richard Thomas

February 10, 2023 6:30 pm

Unlocking the Text to Set Free the Voice with Joan Rodgers

February 17, 2023 6:30 pm

The Confident Pianist with Timothy Barratt

February 24, 2023 6:30 pm

Clarinets with David Campbell

March 3, 2023 6:30 pm

English Song with Sarah Leonard & Stephen Varcoe

March 10, 2023 6:30 pm

Piano Music from the First Viennese School with Graeme Humphrey

March 17, 2023 6:30 pm

Oboe Weekend with Jean Marsden & Ruth Watson

March 24, 2023 6:30 pm

Introduction to Klezmer with Susi Evans, Szilvia Csaranko & Flora Curzon

March 31, 2023 6:30 pm

Fingering for Pianists

April 14, 2023 6:30 pm

Interpreting Song with Amanda Roocroft

April 21, 2023 6:30 pm

The Perfect Wrong Note with William Westney

April 28, 2023 6:30 pm

Performance vs Technique: The Clash of the Titans with Emma Bell

May 5, 2023 6:30 pm

Practising the Piano with Graham Fitch

May 12, 2023 6:30 pm

A Song by Any Other Name with Richard Jackson

May 19, 2023 6:30 pm

The Complete Pianist with Margaret Fingerhut

June 2, 2023 6:30 pm

Bassoon Weekend: From Reed to Recital with Robert Codd

June 9, 2023 6:30 pm

Discover Your Voice with Penny Jenkins

June 16, 2023 6:30 pm

Interpretation & Presentation on Stage with Isobel Buchanan

June 23, 2023 6:30 pm

The Embodied Pianist with Elena Riu

June 30, 2023 6:30 pm

The Singer as Artist with Alison Wells

July 7, 2023 6:30 pm

Chamber Music Weekend

July 14, 2023 6:30 pm

Intermediate Piano Summer School with Mark Tanner

July 24, 2023 6:30 pm

Advanced Piano Summer School with Mark Tanner

July 27, 2023 6:30 pm

Summer Pick and Mix with Mary Nelson & Andrew Smith

August 4, 2023 6:30 pm

Strings and Things with Nic Fallowfield & Jenny Curtis

August 10, 2023 6:30 pm

Sing the Great Musicals with Sarah Leonard & Stephen Dickinson

August 18, 2023 6:30 pm

Opera Workshop with Mary Plazas & Robert Chevara

August 25, 2023 6:30 pm

Stylish Baroque with Theresa Caudle & Alastair Ross

September 1, 2023 6:30 pm

The City Musick with William Lyons and Richard Thomas

September 8, 2023 6:30 pm

Singing in French with Robin Bowman

September 15, 2023 6:30 pm