Workshop: Endangered species instruments – Viola, Bassoon & Oboe

Sunday 4th June, 1:30 – 2:30pm
Venue: Broadstone TBA
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Workshop students grade 5+.
Adults £8 / Children £3
Audience are very welcome to observe.
Attendees will all receive Free entrance to the following Broadstone Music Series Endangered Species Recital.

With tutors:

nathalie-photoNathalie studies with Martin Outram at the Royal Academy of Music. A multi-instrumentalist, she has performed with the National Children’s Orchestra, Wessex Youth Orchestra, and National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. (Find out more…)

stacey-newlinStacey has played in the National Children’s Orchestra, Wessex Youth Orchestra, and the National Youth Orchestra. In 2015 she began her degree at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama studying under Daniel Jemison. (Find out more…)

polly-photoPolly attended Talbot Heath and Bournemouth Schools. She is currently studying with Olivier Stankiewicz. In 2016, Polly reached the Woodwind Final of the BBC Young Musician of the Year. Her solo recital was broadcast on BBC 4 television and BBC radio 3 in April this year. (find out more…)

The Workshop is followed by a Broadstone Music Series recital from the tutors. Find out more here!

Elizabeth: Double reed day feedback

I just wanted to thank you and all the team for all the hard work you all put in to make it such an enjoyable day. Holly and Bryony were particularly patient and encouraging to me as a beginner and I really enjoyed the ‘how to practice’ session and the ensemble playing, as well of course as the wonderful initial recital.

Thank you to all and I would be very keen to come next year if you organise another one. Hopefully my playing will be more tuneful by then.

Joe: Double reed day feedback

My Son had a fantastic day, thank you so much for arranging it all. Yes he would love to attend future events. It is fantastic for [me] to get to play with other bassoonists and he loved talking to another bassoonist who is at music college as that is what he wants to do when he finishes school (still over 4 years away yet though).
His younger brother asks please could clarinets be involved so he can join in too 😁

From a spectator point of view it was a fab day and the end concert was fab! I am still humming the sun has got his hat on heehee.

I look forward to seeing the pics and thank you for adding us to your mailing list.

Thanks again.

Poppy: Double reed day feedback

The day started of with an amazing tutors concert, with a good range of pieces on both bassoon and oboe. Then I went into the ‘how to practice’ workshop where I learnt lots of interesting things about warm ups and breathing. After that I played in my masterclass and Ed Kay taught me a lot of things about tonguing which I found very helpful. What was very nice was that Ed was very respectful of what my teacher had already told me and offered lots of ideas and alternatives for me to try out.

Then I had my lunch and went to the park which was right next to the Centre, I especially liked the zip wire and although it was cold It was a great way to recharge my batteries ready for the afternoon sessions!.

After lunch I took part in a trio which was a lot of fun. We had a go at a piece by Boismorttier, which I really liked because I am familiar with the composer through my recorder studies. After a quick break I joined in the orchestral extracts class and found it exciting to play lots of different snippets from orchestral pieces. I really enjoy sight reading and it was great to be in a class where everyone was enjoying the same experience. After that I played in the informal concert in my trio and then just before it was time to leave, I played in a mass ensemble.

It was an amazing day that I thoroughly enjoyed. Although I was one of the youngest members, I really felt included and valued and I got to take part in all of the things that I wanted to. I cant wait until the next Double Reed Day!

Double reed day timetable

The timetable is currently being put together and when accurate numbers are known more details will follow so keep checking back here regularly.

So far the timetable is:


  • 10-10:20 registration
  • 10:20 welcome and tutors’ concert

Try an Oboe or a Bassoon

Kindly supported by the British Double Reed Society

If you are interested in trying out an unusual instrument, then here is your chance! Come along to the Dorset Double Reed Day on Sunday 5th February, 10-4:30 at the Kinson Community Centre.

You will have a chance to hear these wonderful instruments in action in a concert given by the tutors. All four tutors are members of the world-famous Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.

Jean Broadbent, the Double Reed specialist from John Packer Ltd will be on hand all day with oboes and bassoons for you to try. You are welcome to drop in and listen to the masterclasses and workshops that will be going on too.

image001We recommend that children starting the oboe should be year 3 and up, and children starting the bassoon should be year 5 and up. We can provide information on finding a teacher, hiring or purchasing an instrument and sources of funding available.

Entry is £5 for under 18s, an accompanying adult can go free. Payment can be made on the day, but please register your interest to attend here just to give us a rough idea of numbers!

Flute Workshop With Holly Cook and Helen Nicholas

28th January 2017 4pm – 6pm
St John’s Church Broadstone.

Flute workshop by Holly Cook with Helen Nicholas on piano.

Masterclasses, ensemble playing and workshop on ethnic flutes, western flutes and whistles.

All ages welcome but limited places available.  Only 4 Masterclass slots are available so this will be on first come 1st serve basis.

  • Masterclass price: £10 (above grade 5 only)
    We will need to know in advance what repertoire you will perform.
  • Just workshop/ensemble: £5
  • Spectator: £5, spectator under 18 free

Please apply below
Deadline is 17th January.