Orchestral Playing Day: 10.00am – 5.00pm
Albert Hall, North Circus St,
Nottingham NG1 5AA


Alex Robinson, Angela Kay, Josh Goodman conductors

Let’s Blow the Dust off our instruments!

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

Did 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? 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 2024.

Conducted by Angela Kay, Josh Goodman and Alex Robinson 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 to give scope to players of all abilities and will include movements from Tchaikovsky’s playful Nutcracker Suite, the dramatic Grand March from Verdi’s Aida, Ennio Morricone’s well-known Gabriel’s Oboe, and some historical pageantry from Sibelius’ Karelia Suite.

There will also be items for windband (conductor Josh Goodman) and string orchestra (conductor Alex Robinson).

The instrumental parts will be sent out in advance of the workshop to give you time to get to grips with the notes ahead of the day itself.
NB Please note: This course is suitable for players of a standard Associated Board Grade 3 and above.

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, optional online rehearsals, 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:

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