Education and Workshops


Residential Course

Since 2015 Boxwood and Brass an annual residential course at Benslow Trust. We will be returning to Benslow in September 2017 for another weekend introducing  young musicians and adult amateurs to the music and skills of  Harmonie-ensemble on both modern and period instruments.

Comments on our 2015 course:

"Great repertoire and lots of expertise on it – great to have a chance to play a boxwood clarinet! It was an excellent course."

"This has been a wonderful course. Tutors were with us for full sessions and most helpful about the style and interpretation of the period. I have thoroughly enjoyed myself this weekend."

 A late-night Krommerthon at Benslow 2016

A late-night Krommerthon at Benslow 2016

"The 3 tutors were excellent, kind, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, encouraging, friendly and very well prepared." 

"Absolutely brilliant – a new course, very different and exciting."

"Excellent weekend. Superb tutoring. "

"Brilliant weekend playing Harmoniemusik with Boxwood and Brass at Benslow. Emily Worthington, Robert Percival and Anneke Scott were amazing. Fantastic music with old and new friends. All sessions were more than good and we all learnt so much. Must admit my hand horn technique has improved no end - thank you Anneke. Sunday afternoon an enthusiastic rendition of Beethoven's 5th symphony for wind instruments and double bass ( one horn player had brought a long his double bass ) the contrabassoon player said he had never seen so many notes. 3 clarinets, 3 oboes, 3 bassoons and contra, 5 horns with 3 on natural horns and double bass. Great run. Well done Robert Percival for the arrangement."  

Please visit www.benslowmusic.org for more information.


Professional Training

 We frequently give masterclasses, and chamber and orchestral coaching at Universities and Conservatoires throughout the UK and Europe. During 2017 you can study with us at:

Jeune Orchestre de l'Abbaye, Saintes, France, March 2016 – a professional orchestral training course for advanced students on Classical- and Romantic-period instruments
Oxford University, Summer 2017: More information coming soon...


Education Workshops and Coaching

The musicians of Boxwood & Brass are all experienced educators, who have held teaching positions at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, University of Huddersfield, Birmingham University, Birmingham Conservatoire Junior Department and leading schools across London. We are always happy to give visiting workshops and masterclasses, either individually or as a group. If you would like to discuss an education visit, please contact us.