Adult Learners' Event

Dates for 2024 - 7th/8th June

We have finally pinned down a weekend for our two day event designed to bring together adult cellists in a smorgasbord of group lessons, masterclasses and chamber music!

Led by Rebecca Gilliver, founder of the Dorset Cello Classes and the honestly not-scary-at-all principal cellist of the London Symphony Orchestra, this event is a repeat of last year's successful and fun adult learning experience.

This event is aimed at anyone who would like to join in, whether amateur or professional. Would you enjoy a new perspective on your playing? The opportunity to get some feedback from Rebecca and your fellow participants?! We will all learn from each other in a relaxed, stress-free environment. The emphasis is on enjoying music making and discovering the joys of cello ensemble. Last time we ended up with music strewn liberally all over the floor and with lots of music in our heads and cake in our tummies! Come and join the fun.

Cost for the event - £100. By negotiation, if you prefer to attend only one or two of the sessions, we can come up with a suitable reduction. However, for the sake of chamber groups, we hope to keep the numbers the same throughout the weekend.

Proposed schedule -

Friday evening,
- gathering, cello chamber music.
- morning, group warmup; masterclasses (open lessons); discussion on how to be a confident performer.
- afternoon, chamber music, possible private lessons.

Location - Church House (upstairs) Wimborne Minster, Dorset. Details are on this website here.

How to apply

Please contact me via the email below - include your musical biography, what standard you play to and if there is anything specific you are interested in addressing over the weekend. Standard - anything from a confident grade 4 upwards! Ensembles pieces are adapted to embrace all standards but the course is not suitable for beginners. Places are limited to 8 and due to financial constrants, the course would struggle to run if less than half the spaces are filled.

The email address for enquiries is or if you prefer, just give me a ring on 07971440850.