In our inaugural year, we are hosting weekend workshops, the Benedetti Sessions, in Glasgow, London, Dundee, Northern Ireland and Saffron Walden, in addition to many more events and day workshops across the world. We also work closely with music services and other charities and organisations to deliver one-day Benedetti Sessions.
Each of the Sessions will cater for all playing abilities with workshops for:
· Beginner String Orchestra (pre-grade 1 to grade 3)
· Intermediate String Orchestra (grade 4 – 6)
· Advanced String Orchestra (grade 7+)
· General Musicianship morning for beginners
· String Teachers Professional Development Weekend for instrumental string teachers
· Primary Classroom Teachers Professional Development Workshop for non-specialist primary classroom teachers
· Primary Schools Workshop Session introducing pupils to the fundamentals of music
We have also developed an Ambassador role for conservatoire students who are both exceptional musicians and have a keen interest in education. Participating in this weekend will give them the opportunity to learn from and work alongside inspiring performers and educators, to work on great repertoire with like- minded young string player, and to be an integral part of a unique educational experience for young musicians of all ages and stages of development.
“Nicky and the team were SO inspiring, SO giving of themselves and SO positive about commitment, hard work and freedom to make mistakes, that I think the experience is something she will never forget.”