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Workshop: Blow the Dust off your Instrument!

15th June

Booking for this event is now open!

Orchestral Playing Day: 10.00am – 5.30pm
Albert Hall, North Circus St,
Nottingham NG1 5AA

Blow the Dust off your Instrument – Orchestral Playing Day

Did you learn to play an instrument at school but haven’t got it out of the case for a long while? Have you taken up playing an instrument in adult life just for fun? Do you like playing orchestral music?

If the answer is YES to any of these questions then come to Blow the Dust off your Instrument Summer 2024.


Music for Everyone invites you to a friendly, relaxed playing day at Nottingham’s Albert Hall.

Conducted by Alex Robinson (orchestra and strings) and Josh Goodman (wind band), this playing day will give you the chance to renew old skills or put new-found ones into practice in a friendly, relaxed and supportive environment.

The music has been chosen for players of all abilities and for orchestra will include movements from Bizet’s spirited ‘Farandole’ from his L’Arlesienne Suite no. 2, Copland’s energetic Rodeo Suite and Holst’s light- hearted Marching Song. The strings will be tackling works by Florence Price and Bizet, while the band gets to grips with Palladio by Carl Jenkins and Bernstein’s Magnificent Seven.

Parts are be sent out in advance to give you time to get to grips with the notes ahead of the day itself.

Workshop Day Timetable 

9.40 am          Registration opens

10.00 am       Morning rehearsals (to include coffee break)

12.30 pm       Meal break

1.30 pm          Afternoon rehearsals for all players (to include tea break)

4.15 pm          Break

4.30pm           Informal performance for friends and family

5.30pm           End of course

Informal Performance This performance is designed to be part of the workshop experience for participants to enjoy. Friends and family will be welcome to attend. There will be no tickets but voluntary contributions in support of MfE will be much appreciated via a retiring collection.

Workshop Day Fee

The fee includes all music, the workshop experience and coffee or tea at the morning and afternoon breaks.

Orchestra players

Members of Music for Everyone      £40

Non Members                                  £50

Benefit Claimants/Students             £25

How to Enrol

Online – pay by card here:

Booking is now open! Click the link below to book online or call the office on 0115 9589312.

For any further information, email admin@music-for-everyone.org or telephone 0115 958 9312 (Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm)


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Albert Hall, Nottingham
N Circus Street
Nottingham, NG1 5AA United Kingdom
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