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Holiday Music Courses 2014

Our Holiday Music Courses have now been running for 29 years; they provide a unique experience to all who come on them Beauchamp House Courses

Although we look forward to seeing the large number of our students who return year after year because they've enjoyed themselves so much and because of the friends they have made, we delight in welcoming newcomers who are quickly made to feel at home.

We believe that what makes our courses unique is our combination of

Comments from parents after recent courses:

Glyn Oxley Please browse around the site to see what we have to offer.   A summary of this year's course programme, including fees, can be seen in the table below and full details of all the courses can be found here, including what our students and parents have said about previous courses.

Meet our tutors here and our welfare staff here.   All teachers and welfare staff hold a current CRB.

How To Book:
You may book by downloading and completing the Booking Form and returning it with a £50 deposit to the address below (this deposit acts as a cancellation fee).   Cheques should be made payable to Gloucester Academy of Music.   Upon receipt of your application and deposit, you will receive an email confirmation of your booking.   Please use a separate form for each course booked.

Discounts:
Details of our many attractive discounts can be found here - simply click on the "Discount Details" panel below to show the information.

Discount Details

*** DISCOUNTS ***

  • Early New Year 10% discount if you book before 15th February 2014

  • 10% discount on any subsequent course(s) booked by the same student in 2014

  • 5% discount off total bill for families who have more than one child doing courses in 2014.

*** INTRODUCE A FRIEND DISCOUNT ***

For any student who has attended a course in the past and is coming again in 2014 -
  • 10% discount if you Introduce 1 Friend
  • 20% discount if you Introduce 2 Friends
  • 25% discount if you Introduce 3 Friends
The above discounts can be cumulative up to a maximum of 30% (35% for families).

*** PAY BY STANDING ORDER ***

To spread the cost you may set up a Standing Order but booking must be made with a deposit of £50 and the final payment must be made by 30th June 2014.   Please contact the Courses Adminisrator at the email address below if you wish to take up this option.


Bursaries Available:
We offer Bursaries to help with the costs of a Gloucester Academy of Music Holiday Course.   The Bursaries are available to families on lower incomes and a limited number of bursaries are available for each course.   Please view the Bursary application form here or email for more details.


A couple of months before the course is due to start you will be sent an invoice for the remaining payment, a Health Form to complete on behalf of each student and a set of Joining Instructions.   These Joining Instructions include a list of what to bring, when to arrive, emergency contact details, etc. - and are also be posted on the website.   We do not provide tents and camping equipment.

All commuunication is by email unless you ask to receive everything by post at the time of booking.

Beauchamp House Courses

If you have any questions or require more information or help, please contact the Courses Administrator -

by email at

by telephone on 01452 385162
(answerphone, but we always ring you back)

or write to:
Gloucester Academy of Music
11a Westgate Street
Gloucester
GL1 2NW



Course Programme Summary
April 7-9 'Bow It'
Directed by Glyn Oxley
For string players from beginner to Grade 4/5 standard
Location: 11a Westgate Street, Gloucester
Non-residential
Fee: £118

'Blow It'
Directed by Wes Duggan
For wind and brass players from beginner to Grade 4/5 standard
Location: 11a Westgate Street, Gloucester
Non-residential
Fee: £118
April 5-6 Adult Chamber Weekend
For wind, string and brass players of grade 6+ standard
Directed by Glyn Oxley
Meals included
Location: 11a Westgate Street, Gloucester
Non-residential
Fee £110

Adult 'Bow It'
For string players of grade 1-5 standard
Directed by Glyn Oxley
Meals included
Location: 11a Westgate Street, Gloucester
Non-residential
Fee £110
July 25-27 Singing Weekend
Directed by John Jenkins
For girls and boys with unbroken voices
Location: Dene Magna School,
Mitcheldean, Glos. GL17 0DU
Residential - camping
(non-residential option for those too young to camp)
Fee: £135
July 28 -
August 1
*** New for 2014 ***
Music & Drama - original theatre with music
Focus: To develop an original piece of theatre using music from a range of genres, either sung or played
Directed by Edward Derbyshire
Suitable for ages 11 to 18 years
Location: Pates Grammar School, Princess Elizabeth Way, Cheltenham, GL51 0HG
Non-residential
Fee: £195
July 27 -
August 2
Adult Early Music
Directed by Philip Thorby
Location: Dene Magna School,
Mitcheldean, Glos. GL17 0DU
Residential - camping, caravaning - or local B&B
Fee: £425
August 3-9 Junior Orchestra / Mini Junior Orchestra
Directed by Glyn Oxley
For instrumental players from beginner to Grade 4/5 standard
Location: Dene Magna School,
Mitcheldean, Glos. GL17 0DU
Residential - camping
Fee: £405
Mini Junior Orchestra
From 4th August
A non-residential option for beginner strings and the very young; mornings only and concert
Fee: £160
August 10-16 Senior Orchestra
Directed by Steve McDade
For instrumental players of Grade 5+ standard
Location: Dene Magna School,
Mitcheldean, Glos. GL17 0DU
Residential - camping
Fee £405
August 17-23 Advanced Strings
Directed by members of the Carducci Quartet
For string players of Grade 7+ standard
Location: Dene Magna School,
Mitcheldean, Glos. GL17 0DU
Residential - camping
Fee £405

Grade 5 Theory
Directed by Pauline Jones
Make rapid progress in theory - a very practical course.
Location: Dene Magna School,
Mitcheldean, Glos. GL17 0DU
Residential - camping
Fee £405
August 24-30 Jazz Week
Directed by Laura Burt
For all jazz enthusiasts
Location: Dene Magna School,
Mitcheldean, Glos. GL17 0DU
Residential - camping
Fee: £405

-- Booking Form --
Download a 2014 courses booking form here.
Booking Form Booking Form
Also an adult-specifc version of the form here.
Booking Form Adult Form


-- Adult Early Music --
-- Booking Form --
Download a 2014 Adult Early Music course booking form here.
AEM Booking Form Booking Form


-- Health Form --
You can download a health declaration form from here.
Health Form Adult Health Form
Health Form Student Health Form


-- Local B&B List --
Need to stay over-night in the area?   A list of local B&B establishments is available here.
B&B List B&B List