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.

Singing in French with Robin Bowman

September 12, 2025 6:30 pm

Stylish Baroque with Theresa Caudle & Alastair Ross

September 5, 2025 6:30 pm

Sing the Great Musicals with Sarah Leonard & Stephen Dickinson

August 15, 2025 6:30 pm

Summer String Ensemble with Simon Kodurand

August 8, 2025 6:30 pm

Opera Workshop with Mary Plazas & Robert Chevara

August 1, 2025 6:30 pm

Advanced Piano Summer School with Mark Tanner

July 24, 2025 6:30 pm

Intermediate Piano Summer School with Mark Tanner

July 21, 2025 6:30 pm

Foundation Stage Piano Summer School

July 18, 2025 6:30 pm

Chamber Music Weekend

July 11, 2025 6:30 pm

**NEW COURSE** Singing and Imagination with Sandra Ford

July 4, 2025 6:30 pm

The Embodied Pianist with Elena Riu

June 27, 2025 6:30 pm

Art Songs from the African Diaspora: Art Songs by African and Mixed-Heritage Composers

June 20, 2025 6:30 pm

Bassoon Weekend: From Reed to Recital with Robert Codd

June 13, 2025 6:30 pm

Discover Your Voice with Penny Jenkins

June 6, 2025 6:30 pm

Preparing for your Diploma / Grade 8 Exam with Stephen Savage

May 23, 2025 6:30 pm

A Song by Any Other Name with Richard Jackson

May 16, 2025 6:30 pm

**NEW COURSE** Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven Sonatas and Variations with Sarah Beth Briggs

May 9, 2025 6:30 pm

**NEW COURSE** The Singer's Technical Toolbox with Eamonn Mulhall

May 2, 2025 6:30 pm

The Confident Pianist with Timothy Barratt

April 25, 2025 6:30 pm

Clarinets with David Campbell

April 11, 2025 6:30 pm

Oboe Weekend with Jean Marsden & Ruth Watson

April 4, 2025 6:30 pm

Singing with Style and Confidence with Adrian Thompson

March 21, 2025 6:30 pm

Klezmer Weekend with Susi Evans and Szilvia Csaranko

March 14, 2025 6:30 pm

English Song with Sarah Leonard & Stephen Varcoe

March 7, 2025 6:30 pm

Viol Consorts with members of Fretwork

February 28, 2025 6:30 pm

French piano music: the lighter alternative with Julian Jacobson

February 21, 2025 6:30 pm

**NEW COURSE** The Piano Teacher's Survival Guide with Anthony Williams

February 17, 2025 6:30 pm

Breathing Life into Text with Owain Browne

February 14, 2025 6:30 pm

The City Musick with William Lyons and Richard Thomas

February 7, 2025 6:30 pm

The Pianist's Technical Toolbox with Alisdair Hogarth

January 31, 2025 6:30 pm

Pianissimo to Fortissimo with Evelyn Tubb and Michael Fields

January 23, 2025 6:30 pm

Guitar Ensemble with Eden Stell Guitar Duo

January 16, 2025 6:30 pm

Singing to Communicate and Express

January 10, 2025 6:30 pm

**NEW COURSE** The Romantic Piano with Nicholas Walker

December 6, 2024 6:30 pm

Singing Handel with Jonathan Peter Kenny

November 29, 2024 6:30 pm

Release the Pianist Within with Stephen Marquiss

November 22, 2024 6:30 pm

Singing Pick and Mix with Mary Nelson & Andrew Smith

November 15, 2024 6:30 pm

Piano Music from the First Viennese School with Graeme Humphrey

November 8, 2024 6:30 pm

Audition Preparation with Audrey Hyland & Saffron van Zwanenberg

November 1, 2024 6:30 pm

**NEW COURSE** Creative Practising – How to Keep Your Piano Practice Fresh with William Howard

October 25, 2024 6:30 pm

Recorder Weekend with Anna Stegmann

October 18, 2024 6:30 pm

**NEW COURSE** Singing away from the page – putting your own mark on the music with Gemma Summerfield

October 11, 2024 6:30 pm

Multiple Pianists, Multiple Hands and Multiple Pianos – An Extravagant Piano Extravaganza

October 4, 2024 6:30 pm

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

September 27, 2024 6:30 pm

Freedom in Piano Playing with Charlotte Tomlinson

September 20, 2024 6:30 pm

Singing in French with Robin Bowman

September 13, 2024 6:30 pm

The City Musick with William Lyons and Richard Thomas

September 6, 2024 6:30 pm

Stylish Baroque with Theresa Caudle & Alastair Ross

August 30, 2024 6:30 pm

An Empowering Approach to Continuing Musicianship Growth and Performing Skills at the Piano

August 23, 2024 6:30 pm

Sing the Great Musicals with Sarah Leonard & Stephen Dickinson

August 16, 2024 6:30 pm

Summer String Ensemble with Simon Kodurand

August 9, 2024 6:30 pm

Opera Workshop with Mary Plazas & Robert Chevara

August 2, 2024 6:30 pm

Foundation Stage Piano Summer School

July 29, 2024 6:30 pm

Advanced Piano Summer School with Mark Tanner

July 25, 2024 6:30 pm

Intermediate Piano Summer School with Mark Tanner

July 22, 2024 6:30 pm

Chamber Music Weekend

July 12, 2024 6:30 pm

The Singer as Artist with Alison Wells

July 5, 2024 6:30 pm

The Embodied Pianist with Elena Riu

June 28, 2024 6:30 pm

Art Songs from the African Diaspora: Art Songs by African and Mixed-Heritage Composers

June 21, 2024 6:30 pm

Discover Your Voice with Owain Browne

June 14, 2024 6:30 pm