Bart Spanhove

Residential recorder course

Victoria House, Lyme Regis

Diploma level

 30th April - 4th May 2020

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 was also artistic director of the world famous recorder ensemble, the Flanders Recorder Quartet until the disbanded in 2018.  With them he produced over 20 CDs, played over 1800 concerts worldwide and given numerous masterclasses and lecture demonstrations.

Bart is co-author of the successful recorder tutor "Easy Going" (Heinrichshofen) and has published "The Finishing Touch of Ensemble Playing" (Alamire), which has been translated into numerous languages. In August 2010 Mieroprint published the results of his 4 year research project, The Recorder Music of Frans Geysen.


About the course

This course is designed for players at and above Diploma level.  Players are expected to be very good sight readers and to be willing and able to play all sizes of recorder down to great bass or contra.  Each day there will be sessions where everyone plays together, as well as one to a part sessions in smaller groups.

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 the Thursday and runs until lunch on the Monday.  Bed and breakfast is available on the Wednesday night for £20 per head, for those wishing to arrive early.


Prices are as follows:

Single occupancy    £535

2 players, sharing    £435 each

Couple sharing, one playing    £695

A £90 deposit is required per person on booking, with the balance to be paid at least one month before the course. Click here to use our online booking form.

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