Antrim Sessions


Due to the varying restrictions surrounding Covid-19, please read this information prior to registering.

Overview – Covid-19 and Capacity Limits

The Benedetti Sessions in Antrim will take place under the current Covid-19 guidance from the government and regulations in place at the Education Authority Antrim Board Centre. Should this guidance be updated, we will respond accordingly.

The content and capacity numbers of these sessions are subject to change and are currently limited to 40 Beginners, 80 Intermediates (in two groups), 40 Advanced and 60 Instrumental Teachers (in two groups)


Registration Process

Registration closes on 12 November 2021, or as each instrument group is full. We hope we will be able to offer all those who apply a space. Should any instrument or level become full, we will operate a waiting list for this group – a note will be added to the website and application form to let you know.

It is possible we may be in the fortunate position where we receive more applications than we have places. We strive to be as fair, open and equal to everyone as we can, and we will let all applicants know by 15 November if we have been unable to allocate you a place. Should this be the case, any fees paid will be refunded or carried over to an alternative session.

Should any places remain after 15 November, we will offer places first to the waiting list, then reopen registration on a first come, first served basis.

Preparation materials for the sessions will be shared from mid November.

Covid-19 Alteration and Cancellation Policy

Should restrictions prevent these sessions from happening fully in-person, a blended approach will first be adopted before a decision to cancel is made. We very much hope we will be able to deliver a full session in Antrim and will do our utmost to do this in the safest possible way. Please note a decision to move to blended or online delivery would not be taken lightly and would be made in the interests of the safety of all involved.

Should the sessions be cancelled in their entirety, a refund for registration fees will be available to all. A refund will not be available if we move to blended sessions, and your place is non-refundable after you have confirmed your attendance.



The Benedetti Sessions will be open to all young musicians, whatever their background or circumstances, and it is possible to have all of your fees paid for you. We offer financial assistance through bursaries so that any young musician can accept their place on a sessions weekend. No student who has been successfully offered a place on the workshop weekend will miss out because of financial circumstance. All bursary applications are treated in the strictest confidence. Please indicate on the application form if you will require financial assistance.



If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us: