Many of Surrey Arts' students over the last 40 years have had an amazing experience at the Easter Music Course. Held at the Royal Alexandra and Albert School at Gatton Park in Reigate the course enables students to improve their playing skills. Led by experienced tutors, there are options for residential or daily places and for all grades. The students say they love the food and break out sessions as well. Course coordinator, Mark Cardy says 'This course has been running for over 40 years and the students who attend really benefit from playing with other young musicians and learning from experienced Surrey Arts tutors.'

This year there will be additional courses and workshops to encourage children with all abilities to come and be part of the week including singing workshops, a come and try session and Orchestra Explorers.


Orchestral Main Course

Monday 8 - Friday 12 April 2019

For young people of 11 - 18 years old who are approximately Grade 4 standard and above (it is not necessary to have taken any exams). Opportunities to play in an Orchestra, Wind Band and Jazz Band all with a team of dedicated professional tutors supporting each section and always on hand to help and give advice. Residential £330 (Early Bird* £310) Non-residential £243 (Early Bird* £222)


Orchestral Mini Course

9 - 10 April 2019

For players of around grades 1 - 3 There are two ensembles to choose from: String Band for violin, viola, cello & double bass or Wind Band for all brass, woodwind and percussion Residential £170 (Early Bird* £152) Non-residential £132 (Early Bird* £115)

* Early Bird offer available until 5 January


Singing Workshops

Tuesday 9 April 2019

Singing workshops for young vocalists aged 8 - 13 years old. The workshops will include fun and light repertoire such as jazz and musical theatre.


Orchestral 'Come & Try'

Wednesday 10 April 2019

A free event from 2.00 - 3.30pm for  4 - 18 year olds to come and try the many instruments in an orchestra. Trumpet, cello, bassoon, double bass, tuba, percussion and many more. Non-residential. Parent supervision required. FREE

Singing There will also be half day singing workshops for young people who love to sing.


Ochrestra Explorers

Thursday 11 April

Two half day courses for anybody that has recently started learning an instrument giving them a chance to play in an orchestra perhaps for the first time.


Find out more and take advantage of the Early Bird discount.