Beginner Ensembles

Grades: 0 to 1 and up

Beginner Strings

Jennifer Brint /Tutor

Age: 5 and up | Grades: 0 to 1 and up | 30m

An exciting first opportunity for young violin, viola and cello players to join a string ensemble to build confidence and have fun.

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Junior Acoustic Guitar Group

Jake Meeking /Tutor

Age: 5 and up | Grades: 0 to 1 and up | 30m

An exciting opportunity to learn guitar skills, build confidence and play in a group setting.

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Recorder Group

Jennifer Brint /Tutor

Age: 5 to 11 | Grades: 0 to 1 and up | 30m

An ensemble for beginners or for those who have made a start on the recorder and would like to further their skills.

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Junior Ensembles

Grades: 1 to 3 and up

Training Band

Liz Coton /Tutor

Age: 7 to 11 | Grades: 1 to 3 | 1hr

For junior and intermediate woodwind, brass and percussion players.

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Junior Choir

Liz Coton /Tutor

Age: 7 to 11 | Grades: 1 to 3 | 45m

A lively and fun way to develop your vocal skills.

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Junior Strings

Sue Phippen /Tutor

Age: 7 to 11 | Grades: 1 to 3 | 1hr

A string ensemble to further develop your instrumental skills.

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Junior Orchestra

Hywel Jenkins /Tutor

Age: 7 to 12 | Grades: 1 to 4 | 1hr

An opportunity to enjoy playing in a large group with others of your standard.

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Ensembles for intermediate or advanced players

Grades: 2 to 5 and up

Intermediate Strings

Hywel Jenkins /Tutor

Grades: 2 and up | 45m

An opportunity for players to experience arrangements of popular classics.

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Wind Band

James Phippen /Tutor

Age: 10 to 18 | Grades: 3 and up | 1hr 15m

An exciting opportunity to explore the concert band and popular music repertoire.

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COSYJO

James Phippen /Tutor

Age: 11 to 18 | Grades: 5 and up | 1 hr 30m

The Centre of Somerset Youth Jazz Orchestra provides experience of playing big band repertoire for the authentic line-up of saxophones, trombones, trumpets and rhythm section.

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Advanced Strings

Sue Phippen /Tutor

Grades: 5 and up | 1hr

A small group playing a range of material arranged for advanced players.

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Chamber Orchestra

Hywel Jenkins /Tutor

Grades: [strings] 4 and up [wind or brass] 5 and up | 1hr

This group provides experience of advanced repertoire in authentic scores where possible.

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Theory

Grades: 1 to 5

Theory Groups

Jennifer Brint & Sue Phippen /Tutor

Grades: Theory 1 to 5 | 45m

Come along for some practical support in all levels of theory.

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Rock, pop and folk

Grades: Any

COSAFolk

Martin Turner /Tutor

Grades: Any | Age: Any | 45m

Centre of Somerset All-age Folk. Try your hand at playing traditional folk music that includes some improvisation. All ages welcome.

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Rock Group

Jake Meeking /Tutor

Age: Juniors and Teens | Grades: Any | 1hr 15m

Play in an established group that performs ‘covers’ of a wide range of rock and pop music. For singers and players of all rock band instruments.

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Adult Players

Grades: Any

Adult Orchestra

Jennifer Brint /Tutor

Age: Adult | Grades: Any | 1hr

A fun and relaxed group to revive and extend those skills. All players welcome.

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Adult Rock

Jake Meeking /Tutor

Age: 18 and up | Grades: Any | 1hr

A fun and relaxed group that performs an eclectic mix of rock, pop, soul and funk music. For singers and players of all rock band instruments.

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Senior Choir

Liz Coton /Tutor

Age: Any | Grades: Any | 1hr

All ages and abilities welcomed in this group.

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