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Courses

Performance and Exchange Platform

We are delighted to offer regular programmes during the year to facilitate the exchange and with emphasis at the Summer and Autumn in United Kingdom and Hong Kong respectively.

As we are the Music and Cultural Exchange Academy of the Shipley Arts Festival, we are drawing all resources, expertise and connections that are built up by the festival since 2000.

We organise students and young musicians for skill enhancement lessons, attend private individual class with well known musicians, experiencing top class learning facilities at world class music schools and conservatoires and perform at prestigious venue with local UK students and musicians.

Courses

Performance and Exchange Platform

We are delighted to offer regular programs during the year to facilitate the exchange and with emphasis at the Summer and Winter break in United Kingdom and Hong Kong respectively.

As we are the Summer Music School of the Shipley Arts Festival, we are drawing all resources, expertise and connections that are built up by the festival for more than 17 years.

We organise students and young musicians for skill enhancement lessons, attend private individual class with well known musicians, experiencing top class learning facilities at world class music schools and conservatoires and perform at prestigious venue with local UK students and musicians.

Junior Courses
Adult Courses
Course Timetable
Adult Courses

Shipley Arts Festival Music and Cultural Exchange Academy

A unique music skill enhancement, performance and cultural exchange programme.

We are delighted to welcome students to a unique musical and cultural experience.
This includes exclusive tuition from leading British musicians,  performances in beautiful locations, and outdoor activities.

The course will be resident at the world’s renowned Yehudi Menuhin School, Stoke D’Abernon, Cobham, inside the M25 close to London. The course is usually held in the first week of August and we will confirm full details upon receipt of your expression of interest  which is made by filling in the form below.

The programme includes popular instruments such as violin, viola, cello, double bass, piano and also choir. There will be opportunities to take individual lessons from renowned tutors,
and practice facilities will be world class, including pianos by Steinway and Fazzioli. Additionally, instruments will be available for hire such as cello and double bass at a cost per week although we recommend you to bring your instruments where possible. Shipley Arts Festival (SAF) has brought the historic communities of Sussex since 2000. Now SAF are delighted to host a Music and Cultural Exchange Academy to bring students from Asia to perform music with UK students together. Trinity Sannyi Music Academy has been set up specifically for SAF to hold the exchange programme to young musicians from Asia, China and Hong Kong. Shipley Arts Festival would like to invite your children to stay in beautiful settings in England and to visit the world heritage site of The Royal Naval College and many of London’s attraction such as St Paul’s Cathedral and the House of Parliament. Our Music and Cultural Exchange course is packed with learning in the Yehudi Menuhin School.

Language: English speaking music school. We provide our students with an incredible opportunity to immerse themselves in an English speaking environment.

Activities: in-school activities include games, dances, quiz/movie nights, team sports, etc.

Day Trips: travelling by boat to see the sights of The House of Parliament, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, The Tower of London and The London Eye.

The Yehudi Menuhin School: attracts students from around the globe as one of the world’s premiere specialist music schools. The school is set in beautiful grounds close to London, but in a country setting.
The school has a brand new set of practice rooms and accommodation where many of the students will have their own piano in their bedrooms. This fabulous international level recital hall is renowned for its excellent acoustic and regularly used for recordings. http://www.menuhinschool.co.uk

Trinity Laban: is Europe’s premiere Dance Music Conservatoire sitting in the world heritage site of the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich. The conservatoire is close to ‘0’ degrees longitude. The Royal Observatory together with the College were built by Christopher Wren and his pupil Inigo Jones from 1696. The Old Royal Naval College is a conservatoire with state of the art practice rooms. The Conservatoire are offering to welcome us and make staff available to you through our faculty. https://www.trinitylaban.ac.uk

The majority of tutors serve as members of professorial staff at London Conservatoires including Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. All staff hold enhanced DBS (formerly CRB) clearance, and there will be a high level of staff to pupil ratio so that we can assure excellent learning environment with good pastoral care. Students will be awarded with an attendance certificate upon completion of the programme.

Junior Courses

A typical course week timetable for reference purposes only:

  • 08.00

    Breakfast

  • 09.00-09.45

    Class in Yehudi Menuhin School

  • 09.45-10.00

    Break

  • 10.00-10.45

    Class in Yehudi Menuhin School

  • 10.45-11.00

    Break

  • 11.00-11.45

    Individual Lesson Time

  • 12.00-13.00

    Lunch

  • 13.00-14.00

    Private Practice / Free Time

  • 14.00-15.00

    Choir Class

  • 15.00-15.20

    Break

  • 15.20-17.20

    Sports and Games

  • 18.00-19.00

    Dinner

  • 19.00-20.00

    Private Practice / Individual Lessons

  • 20.00-21.30

    Evening Activity: Team Games

  • 21.30

    Bed Time

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