How to Apply

The DCC House

Information on how to join us as a student for the Dorset Cello Classes

Please contact me via the email address below. Include your biography, age and details of the project you wish to focus on during the week - it’s possible you may be asked to provide a recording at a later date.

The classes are limited to 8 students and the criteria for applying are as follows -

  • You must be in or have completed a graduate or postgraduate course in music performance.
  • Preference will be given to players with a specific project in mind - it could be finals, auditions, a recital, recording etc.

Please note that the course is aimed at older students -postgraduates and young professionals are very welcome. (Regretfully no under 18’s). Last year there were several cellists already working successfully in performance.

Cost - the full fees will be £500. This includes all accommodation, classes, concerts, excursions and meals - EXCEPT the first lunch which you must bring or buy in Wimborne! Travel to and from Wimborne railway station is NOT included. If you are selected and accept a place on the course, a non-refundable deposit of £100 will be required. Bursaries - I am hopeful that there may be some bursaries for students in need but this is uncertain as yet. If finance is an issue please state this clearly on your application.

Timetable Outline - Public classes in the afternoons, private lessons in the mornings. You will be expected to play in a final, public, concert!

A qualified hypnotherapist is on staff - he will be giving a talk on preparation and performance and is available for private sessions by arrangement.

Accommodation - in a fabulous (if slightly shabby!) listed Tudor House of tremendous character just outside Wimborne. All rooms are shared two to a room.

The email address for enquiries is