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Easter Music Course

Easter Music Courses for 5th to 9th April 2020. Registration opens in October.

2020 course dates: 5 – 9 April 2020. Registation opens in October!

Easter Music Course at Royal Alexandra & Albert School, Redhill

Running for over 40 years, this music course (residential and non-residential options) has given many young musicians the opportunity to develop, play and perform with other young musicians while making friends at the same time. There are orchestral and choral workshops available.

Orchestral Main Course

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.

Orchestral Mini Course

For players of around grades 1 – 3

There are two ensembles to choose from:

  • Strings for violin, viola, cello & double bass
  • Wind Band for all brass, woodwind and percussion

Singing workshops

Singing workshops for young vocalists aged 8 – 13 years old. The workshops will include fun and light repertoire such as jazz and musical theatre. No previous singing experience is needed. The workshops will be led by professional Surrey Arts tutors.

Pupils can choose to do either one of the workshops or can do both as different music will be played during each session.

  • Choice of morning and afternoon workshops
  • Non-residential

Orchestral Come & Try

A free event from 2 – 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

Orchestra Explorers

We are offering 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.

During each session pupils will play a variety of fun music specially chosen for beginners and will learn how to play as part of an orchestra. The pupils will be tutored by our Surrey Arts teaching team and will be helped and supported every step of the way.

During each session the pupils will get a tour of the fantastic Gatton Park site and will get to hear a range of music played by the older children taking part in the main course.

Pupils can choose to do either one of the workshops or can of course do both as different music will be played during each session.

These courses will be most suited to anybody learning an orchestral instrument that can play just a few notes up to about grade 1 standard.



Students who opt for the residential course will be looked after by a dedicated team of house staff and accommodated in one of the purpose built student halls ay Royal Alexandra & Albert School. All of the accommodation blocks contain televisions as well as games rooms and outside of rehearsal time many fun activities are organised. Quiet spaces can also be arranged for pupils wanting to revise.

All meals and refreshments are provided throughout the day and always prove popular with the students.


Registration for Easter 2020 will be open from October 2019.

If you would like further information telephone 01483 518625 or email surreyarts@surreycc.gov.uk