Clarinet weekends

Leslie will be holding regular seminars and classes at home in his studio

– during the Summer and Winter of 2017 and into 2018 and beyond. Whether you wish to play quartets, trios, duets or clarinet and piano or a combination of all the above Leslie can tailor the course to suit.

Les offering an alternative fingering for a tricky passage….

Courses begin at £275 for a non residential weekend Friday evening to Sunday late afternoon.

Four players maximum in any course so plenty of personal attention from Les.

There is an abundance of nearby hotels but accommodation can be arranged in the house for up to two people at an extra charge of  £35 per player.

Local hotels prices vary but if booked in advance special rates may be negotiable. Monmouth  where Leslie lives and gives the classes is a beautiful town in the outstanding area of natural beauty – the Wye Valley. There are many beautiful walks and places to visit. Leslie’s beautiful garden houses a Jacuzzi in its own building which is available for course members to use after the days activities *.  The classes will be informal, friendly and will cater for most levels of player from about grade 5 upwards. Every effort will be made to match groups of players  in a uniform standard so there is never a  feeling of being “out of one’s depth” (*some simple health and safety regulations will apply to use of the Jacuzzi)

Les giving advice in a master class to a young Colombian player

A class focussing on combatting nerves with a group of young talented Colombians at the university of Caldas, Manizales

Classes can be arranged with piano accompaniment for a negotiated extra cost . Prices for piano accompaniment depending on numbers. 

A mixture of ensemble and solo classes with piano can also be arranged.

During the course attention will be given to reed  adjustments , 

Just one of the aspects on the course....

Les demonstrating how to fix unresponsive reeds

sound production, articulation,

maintenance and repairs plus classes with or without piano and ensemble playing.

Clarinet ensemble and unaccompanied classes £275 per player up to four maximum includes meals and drinks plus free use of Jacuzzi.
£350 per player if piano accompaniment required for one whole day provided there are four players using this service.

If two days of piano accompaniment is required an additional cost will apply .

These courses guarantee a truly personal service and attention to detail and Leslie personally will give his full attention to every course member who signs up to a course. Players will receive light meals and refreshments during the day an evening meal and  if weather permits an evening barbecue or similar. Vegetarians/Vegans can be catered for. Wine/soft drinks  included.

If you wish to have an individual  “solo” weekend Friday through to late Sunday afternoon  and get total exclusive attention from Leslie the cost would be:  for a residential course : £475 * inclusive of room, meals and drinks.  (* price for unaccompanied course – pianist can be hired on a pro rata basis at £150 per three hour session.)

For details and bookings please contact Leslie either by email or phone from the Contact page.

                                                                                                                                      Thanks for your interest – Les