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Step Up Wind

The Step Up Wind programme is for young people keen to play a woodwind or brass instrument.

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.

The programme includes:

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

There are 30 teaching weeks and two performance days scheduled over the academic year.

Missed Lessons:
All of our tutors are professional and active 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.

Key Information

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Applications close on Friday 21 April 2023.

Age: 8-14

Day & Time: Saturday 9am – 2pm (individual timetables)

Fees : £385 per term. Bursaries Available

Term Dates

September 2022 – July 2023

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.

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