What should we bring with us to the workshop?

  • Your instrument, rosin and spare strings, (if applicable), a stool or chair (if applicable), spike holder for cellists. Please label personal belongings with your name, including, as applicable, instrument cases, shoulder rests, spike holders, cello or piano stools, and music.
  • A reusable water bottle. 
  • If you are playing a piece outside of the Suzuki repertoire in a solo concert, please bring a copy of the piano accompaniment. We are not able to provide these for you. 
  • If you are in the Orchestra, please bring a music stand.
  • Swimming apparel, towels, tennis rackets. There is full access to astro and tennis courts each day until 20.00.
  • It will be necessary to walk between buildings during the day when classes change. Wet weather gear is advisable.
  • There will be the opportunity for informal chamber music in the evenings. Parents and family members, please do bring your instruments if you play!
  • For residential families, bedding is provided. Please bring towels, personal items, and toiletries. 
  • For residential participants, if your family party includes a child 2 years old or under, please bring a travel cot and bedding for them.

Is accommodation provided for residential participants on Tuesday 02 April?

Yes. For students and families who have registered as residential participants, accommodation is available on Tuesday night. You can check in from late afternoon and dinner will be provided Tuesday evening.

We have registered as non-residential participants. When should we arrive?

Registration for non-residential workshop participants will take place on Wednesday morning, 03 April, ahead of the welcome meeting.

I have a special diet. Can the school cater for this?

Yes. We have been reassured by the school that their kitchen staff are expert in the provision of special diets and dietary needs. An additional form will be sent to all registered participants to inform us of any dietary needs after registration closes on 31 January.

Is there parking at Badminton School?

There is no parking available on the school campus except for blue badge holders. There is some street parking in the area around the school however, we strongly recommend that families plan to use public transportation to travel to and from the workshop. We will provide more information for this, including bus route numbers, closer to April.

What activities will there be in the evenings for residential participants?

There will be a variety of activities, both musical and non-musical, provided in the evenings. This may include informal chamber music, use of the school facilities including the indoor swimming pool, and a midnight feast. We will be updating our ‘Activities’ web page regularly so please continue to check for new information.

Can visitors or non-registered accompanying adults attend the final concert?

Visitors and non-registered accompanying adults will be welcome to the final concert providing there is space in the hall for all course participants and their accompanying adults. We will confirm this after registration closes on 31 January. For safeguarding reasons, all visitors will need to register with the committee prior to arrival on the school campus. We will provide more information closer to the time of the workshop.

Is it possible for visitors or non-registered accompanying adults to attend workshop classes?

For both safeguarding and planning reasons, it is necessary for any adult attending classes or workshop sessions to register as an accompanying adult.

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