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Step Up Wind

Step Up Wind

  • Ages 8-14
  • Saturday 9am – 1.15pm
  • Termly Fees (30 minute individual lesson): £375
  • Bursaries Available

The Step Up Wind programme is for young people keen to play a woodwind or brass instrument. The course is led by Rebecca O’Donnell and Annie Francomb combines two elements:

  • A 30 minute 1:1 lesson
  • A recorder ensemble which encourages all the wind players to work as a small group
  • Rehearsals alongside the Step Up String orchestra
  • A musicianship session which consists of group activities, including games and exercises, to develop essential musicianship skills using the principles of Kodaly and Dalcroze.

Students are welcome to join on any wind instrument, and during their lessons they will have the opportunity to find out more about the flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, tuba and french horn; guidance on the suitability and appropriate age to start these instruments will be available.

There are 30 teaching weeks and two performance days scheduled over the academic year. Sessions are scheduled on a Saturday morning / lunchtime.

Missed Lessons:
All of our tutors are professional musicians and could occasionally have rehearsals/performances on a Saturday. In this event, or if a tutor is ill, we will rearrange any lessons or find a substitute tutor. If a student is absent and misses a lesson for any reason we cannot guarantee that it will be made up.

Term Dates:
Summer 1819 schedule

Autumn 19/20 schedule
Spring 19/20 schedule
Summer 19/20 schedule


Fees and Bursaries

Our Young Musicians Programme is open to all children and young people, whatever their circumstances. We are keen to encourage applicants from the widest possible range of backgrounds and access a bursary where needed.

Here’s some more information about bursaries and and here’s information about fees. If you’d like to speak to someone, please email us at [email protected]

Ready to Apply?

All of our programmes are easy to apply for. Simply complete our online application form by 29 April 2019. Need more information? No problem, email us on  [email protected]