Expired Strings & Things Part 2: Ensembles with Elizabeth Turnbull

  •  August 13, 2015 - August 16, 2015
     6:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Strings & Things Part 2: Ensembles

Elizabeth Turnbull
Thursday 13 – Sunday 16 August 2015 Three Day Course
Course No. 3146
Level: Intermediate
Fee: £270
Ensemble Course

Specifically designed for amateur string players searching for the opportunity to experience intensive and detailed rehearsal on string repertoire; it affords the luxury of sufficient rehearsal time to attain one’s best possible standard of playing.

There is no sight reading required

There is no sight reading required as all music is sent out in advance and this course provides the chance to work specifically on all aspects of rehearsal technique with music you have pre-learned. The chosen repertoire will be small and varied.

Attention will be given to working in detail with a specialist string coach on issues affecting group playing such as ensemble, articulation, rhythm, intonation and style. Seating will be rotated in order to give everyone the chance to understand the different roles in ensemble playing.

Because of the necessity of creating a balanced group acceptance on this course will be subject to some selection.


All courses are held at Jackdaws in the village of Great Elm, a small village to the west of Frome in Somerset, roughly 30 minutes drive from Bath. Frome Train station is roughly 2.5 miles from Jackdaws with direct trains from Bristol, Bath, Cardiff and London.

A £50 deposit is required to guarantee your place on a course. The total course fee is inclusive of all meals and tuition except breakfast, which is included in the separate B&B price. Please let us know of any dietary requirements at the time of booking and we will be happy to accommodate. Meals are lovingly prepared on site by our cooks using fresh, local ingredients where possible.

B&B rooms are located in friendly family homes and are either within walking distance or a short drive away (5 – 10 minutes). Breakfast is the only meal served at the accommodation; all other meals are provided on site at Jackdaws.

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