Blow the dust off your instrument

Instrumental Playing Workshops for Adults

Play with others, build your confidence and forge ahead with our orchestral playing days!

BTDDid you learn to play an instrument when you were at school but haven’t got it out of the case for a long time? Or have you taken up playing an instrument in adult life just for fun? If the answer is YES then come along to our Blow the Dust off your Instrument playing day and rediscover the joy of playing as part of a group.

This playing day will give you the chance to renew your old skills or put new-found ones into practice in a friendly, fun and relaxed atmosphere. The conductor will be Angela Kay, the Artistic Director of Music for Everyone, who blends expertise, enthusiasm and a great sense of humour.

Membership is open to all and the instrumental parts will be sent out in advance of the course, to give you time to get to grips with the notes ahead of the day itself.

The January programme includes sessions for full orchestra, strings and windband; while the June Ensembles Day provides opportunities to play chamber music and jazz.

The principal conductors are Angela Kay, Gill Henshaw, Chris McDouall, Phil Smith, Ann Allcock and Kerry Lovell.

Dates for your diary 2017/2018 Season

Saturday 6 January 2018 – Orchestral Playing Day, Albert Hall, Nottingham
Sunday 10 June 2018 – Orchestral Playing Day, Albert Hall, Nottingham

 

“A very big thank-you to all involved. This was my first Blow the Dust and I found it inspiring and had a fantastic time. How Angela Kay maintained that energy all the way through I’ll never know”

Had a really fun day meeting other people and playing music with them- the wind band was particularly enjoyable.”

“I never in a million years thought I would play in an orchestra for a performance of the Messiah, and I enjoyed every minute of it. It felt like a ‘once in a lifetime’ experience!”

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