Holiday courses

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Holiday courses

The courses we run during the school holidays for children and adults

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Continue learning in the holidays

As well as providing activities during term times, both adults and children can book workshops and courses during the school holidays.  These are the holiday courses that we regularly offer:

October half-term - theory course in preparation for grade 5 theory exam in November

February half-term - The Big String and The Big Blast 

Easter holiday - chamber music (adults), Bow It for strings (children) and Blow It for wind and brass (children)

Summer holiday - Early Music Residential Course (adults), Junior String Course, Junior Wind and Brass Course, Senior String Course, Senior Wind and Brass Course

Summer 2023 courses

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Join GAM's team of music tutors for three days of fun-filled music making.  Summer 2023 dates now released.

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Easter 2023 courses

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Due to our busy 40th Anniversary programme, our Easter Courses won't be taking place this year.

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Adult holiday courses

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Beauchamp Early Music Week. This residential course for singers and players of Renaissance instruments has been running for many years. Booking for our  Malvern 2023 course will open soon.

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Theory courses


We are running our next intensive theory course to help students prepare for Grade 5 in summer 2023.  We run weekly theory groups in Cheltenham and Gloucester on Saturdays.  Visit our Junior Department to find out more.

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