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Leslie’s Clarinet Courses



Leslie’s Clarinet Courses
for up to four players

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 – weekdays or weekends according to your preference. Individual weekends are also becoming popular.

Every effort will be made to help players improve their technique with attention to embouchure improvement, posture, tone production, sight reading skills, simple maintenance and reed adjustment.

Courses begin at £255 for a non residential weekend: Friday evening to Sunday late afternoon. Alternatively weekdays can be arranged. Les will discuss your requirements and  negotiate prices depending on the needs of the group.

There is an abundance of nearby hotels but accommodation can be arranged on site for a married couple or a single person at an extra charge of  £35 per room per night which is less than the normal rate for local hotels.

Local hotel prices vary but are reasonable. Monmouth  where Leslie lives and gives the classes is a beautiful town in the outstanding area of natural beauty – the Wye Valley and has beauty in all the seasons Spring to Winter

Monmouth beautiful Wye Valley and birthplace of Henry V and Charles Rolls of Rolls Royce




Plenty of individual attention from les for each player as they can book some individual time during the day whilst others relax

Plenty of personal attention from Les as individual time can be scheduled for each participant

There are many beautiful walks and places to visit. Leslie’s beautiful garden houses a crystal clear and non-chlorinated Oxygen system Jacuzzi in its own building which is available for course members to use after the days activities* ( *there are health and safety rules which are simple and common sense attached to the use of the Jacuzzi.) 

Leslie demonstrates the ATG reed perfecting system the best and simplest system for adjusting reeds

A speciality of our house – Paella
We work hard on the course but we also play hard with fine wines and good food

If a pianist is required an additional cost will apply pro rata to be agreed with the players by negotiation.

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  (or a pre – arranged weekday course) and get total exclusive attention from Leslie the cost would be:  for a residential course without piano accompaniment: £475 * inclusive of room, meals and drinks.  (*  pianist can be hired on a pro rata basis at £150 extra 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