The Woodwind Cafe
About the course
The Woodwind Cafe presents an exciting opportunity to develop your skills as a young musician in a friendly and fun environment. The Cafe’s schedule is structured around providing an experience of ensemble playing; including teamwork, musicality, listening and rhythm, with a valuable performance opportunity to display the ensemble’s achievement during the course!
You will have the opportunity to share your curiosity about music through group discussion and listening, as well as trying out other instruments in the woodwind family, such as the bass clarinet or piccolo flute. Feel free to bring along a piece of solo music which you would be comfortable to play, as you will be encouraged to perform this in a relaxed and supportive environment.
The course runs from 9.30am – 5pm on the Wednesday & Thursday, on the Friday it’s 9.30am until after the end of the final concert which is usually about 9.30pm. Lunch is provided on the Wednesday & Thursday, however on the Friday they will be provided with lunch & dinner. There is also a break each morning and afternoon where they can have a drink. For an idea of what the course involves please the sample timetable.
The Woodwind Cafe is a wonderful chance to make new friends, make music together and learn from each other; we would love to see you there!
The beautiful and historic spa town of Harrogate, with its parks and gardens, castles and abbeys and closeness to the breathtaking scenery of the Yorkshire Dales, is an ideal venue for the course; relaxing, invigorating and inspiring.
Woodwind Cafe – Non Residential (includes tuition and meals): £230.00
Individual lesson (please note, places for individual lessons are limited and will be dealt with on a first come first served basis. Multiple lessons are available where appropriate): £32.00
Secure bookings may be made online through the event website.
Passionate about the place of music in children’s education, Jennifer Moss is an enthusiastic music educator and performing artist. Jennifer graduated from University of Birmingham with a first-class Bachelor’s degree in 2016, which included a year abroad at Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where she received training in musical pedagogy.
Currently completing a Master of Music degree at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Jennifer has become experienced in ensemble leading and outreach, including working with the RWCMD Junior Department, and performing outreach concerts such as RWCMD Chamber Winds and RWCMD Symphony ‘Orchestradventure’ with Tom Redmond. Jennifer is excited to be returning as faculty for The Woodwind Café in Harrogate this year to work with wonderful young musicians.
Jennifer has performed as a clarinettist for many ensembles, such as the Welsh Chamber Players, Cherubim Chamber Soloists, City of Cardiff Symphony Orchestra, Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra, Dartington Festival Ensemble and Vacation Chamber Orchestra. She is an experienced chamber musician, and is ensemble and project manager for Siren Operatic Productions.
Windstruments was started in 1994 as a woodwind and brass instrument repair company. Since then we have expanded into one of the largest stockists of musical instruments in the UK adding a branch in Harrogate, known as Music House, as well as Bingley. We also stock accessories, cases and gifts.
During the school holidays, we run four summer schools in Harrogate for woodwind instrumentalists from ages 8 to 80: Clarinet Summer School, Sax Summer School, Flute Kitchen and Woodwind Cafe.