Bart Spanhove

Residential recorder course

Victoria House, Lyme Regis

Advanced / Diploma level

20th - 24th September 2017

Limited to a maximum of 12 players

Bart Spanhove

Bart Spanhove

Bart Spanhove has been principal professor of recorder at the Lemmensinstituut Leuven (Belgium) since 1984. He is also artistic director of the world famous recorder ensemble, the Flanders Recorder Quartet. With them he has produced 20 CDs, played over 1800 concerts worldwide and given numerous masterclasses and lecture demonstrations.

He is often asked to be a judge at international recorder competitions.
Bart is co-author of the successful recorder tutor "Easy Going" (Heinrichshofen) and has published "The Finishing Touch of Ensemble Playing" (Alamire). In August 2010 Mieroprint published the results of his 4 year research project, The Recorder Music of Frans Geysen. Currently, Bart is researching recorder technique and how to study music successfully.

He is always thinking of how to make people happier by making music and playing the recorder.

Sarah JefferySarah Jeffery

Sarah is a recorder player and clog dancer currently based in the Netherlands. Having recently graduated cum laude from her master studies at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, Sarah now collaborates closely with composers, in particular to create music-theatre. Prior to her studies in Amsterdam, Sarah gained a first class honours degree in music at the Birmingham Conservatoire in England, under the tuition of Annabel Knight and Ross Winters.  

As well as being a soloist, Sarah performs with a number of her own ensembles: aXolot (recorder trio, Jerboah (pop band), Theater fluup! (music-theatre for toddlers), The Royal Wind Music (large Renaissance recorder consort), Bo is Burning (experimental music-theatre) and The White Noise Orchestra (free improvisation). Her performance CV presents venues such as the Utrecht Early Music Festival, Gaudeamus Music Week, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, NEU/NOW Glasgow, Sonorities Festival Belfast, and Oerol festival, Terschelling.

Sarah has appeared on BBC, Swiss and Dutch radio and television, and has recorded on a number of studio CDs.   She is active in education: alongside a number of recorder students, she gives workshops in improvisation and composition at the SoundLAB, using electronic sound installations. Sarah regularly lectures at education conferences on topics from early years education to humour in music. She runs a Youtube channel – Team Recorder – providing recorder tutorials every week. Sarah also writes about music, for publications such as Primephonic, Tempo and Blokfluitist.


About the course

This is an exceptional opportunity for tuition in a very small group by two leading recorder players and tutors.  This course is designed for players at and above grade 8 who want to improve their technique.  Players are expected to be very good sight readers and to be able to play all sizes of recorder.  Each day there will be a session on technique and other sessions where everyone plays together and also one to a part sessions in smaller groups.  The objective is to improve your technique, whilst having fun exploring a variety of music in a friendly, lively and challenging atmosphere.

The timetable is flexible and will vary according to the needs and wishes of those attending, although there are usually 4 one and a half hour sessions each full day.  The early part of each afternoon is free for relaxation, exploring Lyme Regis or informal recorder playing.

The course starts at 11.00am on Wednesday 20th and runs until lunch on Sunday 24th September.


Prices are as follows:

Single occupancy    £560

2 players, sharing    £430 each

Couple sharing, one playing    £700

A £75 deposit is required per person on booking, with the balance to be paid at least one month before the course.

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