Summer Cours

Beauchamp House Courses have now been running successfully for 23 years and we very much look forward to welcoming you all again in 2007.  For this year’s courses, we will be returning to our ‘old’ home at Beauchamp House in Churcham, Gloucester.

Beauchamp House is set in countryside, about three miles west of the City of Gloucester.   Students on residential courses will camp on site in their own tents.   Experienced staff are on hand to look after the welfare of the children and are on duty in the camping field throughout the night.

Recreation is well catered for and for residential courses, excursions are usually organised to local attractions.

You can find details of the individual courses by following the links on the menu down the left-hand side of this page or click here to go the course details page.

How to Book:
You may book by downloading and completing the application formbefore returning it with a £50 deposit (non-refundable) and a S.A.E.   Upon receipt of your application form, an email or confirmation letter will be sent to you as confirmation of booking.  Cheques should be made payable to Gloucester Academy of Music.

If you have any questions or require more help or information then please contact Suzanne using the details at the bottom of this page.


  • A reduction of 10% of the fee is available for the second or subsequent course taken by the same person in the same year.
  • ‘Introduce a Friend’ – You will qualify for a 10% discount if you introduce someone who has never attended a Beauchamp House course before.  Applicants must quote ‘IAF’ on their application form to qualify for this discount.   Discounts must be claimed at the time of booking.

Please return completed application forms to the following address:

Suzanne Foy
Administration Manager
Gloucester Academy of Music
11a Westgate Street

You can contact us by telephone or email using the following details:

Telephone: 01452 385162
Email: [email protected]

Still undecided?  Here are some of the things our students said who attended our 2006 courses…

  • Adult Chamber Weekend

‘…Very enjoyable weekend. Beth worked hard with the combination of instruments. A good balance between smaller chamber groups and ensemble’. Good food as usual…’

  • Easter Junior Strings Course

‘…I really enjoyed playing my violin with Abby ‘. ‘Its good for your sight reading. You can make lots of new friends and I had a great time’. It was brilliant I liked it a lot. The orchestra was the most fun bit…’

  • Choir Weekend

‘…A wicked time and some great songs!’ It was really fun and the songs were really cool! The welfare guys rock’. ‘Heya, it was really good – boys really annoying!! And will be coming next time!!! It was amazing’. ‘Hi Heather here I can’t believe I’ve been coming on da choir course for 7 years! And it just keeps getting better & better. Xxx’ ‘Amazing, Great , Cool, Fun…’

  • Junior Orchestra

‘…It helped me learn to love my cello more! I’m coming back next year!’ ‘ I loved all the trips we went on and the course improved my violin playing. I had a great time!’ ‘As always I enjoyed the course (thoroughly). The venue wasn’t the same but the music staff, welfare and friends were still there so it didn’t matter – Beauchamp is always Beauchamp where there are friends…’

  • Intermediate Orchestra

‘…Hey! First one in here yay! This week has been ssoooo much fun! I don’t know what the best bit was they were all so good. Anyway the welfare were amazing, the cooks were amazing, the teachers and staff were AMAZING! See you next year!. ‘The highlight of my year is now officially over! I had a fantastic time as always and am already looking forward to next year. What would Beauchamp be without all the wonderful friends, music staff, cooking staff and of course the wonderful welfare, it was Katie, Chloe and Tom who made it fun, with their creativity, sense of humour and kindness. I love you BEAUCHAMP!!!…’

  • Senior Strings

‘…My first course, but hopefully not my last! Had loads of fun as well as playing lots. I will miss our crazy wake up calls!’ ‘The week was fantastic, just as beauchamp-y as ever, with the bush/barn dance and the brilliant food! And of course the music, games and welfare! It has been a great time messing around with all my beauchamp friends!’ ‘I thought this year would be different and it was but in the best way possible!!! Welfare, music staff and of course the cooks made this course every bit as good as the previous one. Thanks for making me laugh pretty much solid everyday, – especially Katy, Dave and Hannah! OOO yer… very good music choices too, didn’t hate one piece. Thanks again everyone…’

  • International Music and Drama

‘…This course was even better than last year! I thought it wouldn’t be so awesome because there were half as many people, but it was great, everybody gets so involved. Thank you so much Mike and Becky! And naturally the welfare staff, Beauchamp wouldn’t be the same without you guys.’ ‘Beauchamp is my fav week of every year and this year topped them all. All staff were amazing and I had a great time in everything.’ ‘It was my first time at Beauchamp and I luv it!! Has been a great hoot. Sooo much fun I can’t wait to come back next year…’

  • Grade 5 Theory

‘…Really fun. Mike taught us loads of things. Thanks Mike!’ Great 1st time for me here at Beauchamp – loads of new friends. Mike was a great teacher.’ ‘Amazing as usual. I should pass Gd 5 theory (hopefully). Food was amazing also as usual…’

  • Jazz

‘…Fantastic, looking forward to next year. Definitely coming! Thanks’ ’06 was memorable for many reasons, the music was probably the best ever and a different location was interesting. Keep the course going, forever if possible. Thanks again’. ‘Hi guys, thank you so much for a wonderful week. See you all next year…’

Download a leaflet and application form HERE!

Chief Executive & Musical Director: Glyn Oxley Bmus (Hons) Edin · Office Administrators: Cath Woodman, Suzanne Foy
Gloucester Academy of Music is the trading name of Music@bmggampa Limited
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