2017 Summer School Information
The course runs from Sunday 20th August to Wednesday 23rd August (see below for a course timetable).
Who is teaching on the course?
Course directors Mike Walker, Iain Dixon and Les Chisnall will be running the course this year, with drum tutor Andy Bain and bass tutor tbc.
The course cost is £230, payable by cash, card or cheque to the Music Place. Contact Lucy/Jo for more information on making a payment.
Where is the course held?
The course is held at the Cinnamon Club, The Firs, Bowdon, WA14 2TQ
. This is a 15 minute walk from Altrincham town centre and the Music Place itself. There is a large free car park at the Cinnamon Club as well as a lift to help with moving heavy equipment.
All students must bring their own instruments and a music stand. Pianists need to bring their own keyboard and guitarists/bassists need to bring their own amp. If you are struggling to bring any equipment please contact Lucy/Jo. All music will be provided.
Am I able to buy food at the Cinnamon Club?
You can order and pay for lunchtime sandwiches from the Cinnamon Club each morning. Tea, coffee, cold drinks and snacks are available to buy on site throughout each day. No evening meals are available from the Cinnamon Club but there are a number of local restaurants and shops which are close by in Altrincham.
What happens on the course?
The 2017 summer course uses the following timetable –
Sunday – 2pm-5pm and 7pm-10pm – all students together for a full class with the tutors
Monday to Wednesday – 10am – 1pm – Sectionals – the students are put together with other students of their instrument (ie. all the guitarists will work with Mike, etc.)
Monday to Wednesday – 2pm-5pm – Ensembles – the students put into bands, each working with one tutor throughout the course.
There are optional jam sessions on Monday and Tuesday evenings from 7.30pm and a student concert on Wednesday evening from 7.30pm.