Young musicians music workshop

Children and their instuments on the steps outlise the house

Thursday 1 June, 9am - 4pm.

A day of music making

A fabulous opportunity for young musicians to meet for a whole day of music making at Upton House on Thursday 1 June during half term, concluding with an open air performance on the terrace on Sunday 4 June.

Celebrating and playing music of the 1920s, the day also involves a guided tour and craft activities. Open to young musicians grade 1-5. Attendees should be available for the performance date as well as the workshop date.

Book your place at the workshop

1 June, 9am-4pm. Suitable for ages 8-15, grands 1-5. Child £50, siblings £40.

The performance will be on Sunday 4 June at 1pm and 2pm. With a dress rehearsal at 10.30am - 11.30am. With time for families to explore the gardens and house.


Your workshops leaders

Martin Bradshaw studied 'cello at Trinity College of Music, London, with the eminent Sri Lankan cellist Rohan de Saram. Most of his career has been with the BBC working with the Concert, Symphony and Philharmonic orchestras. Martin now divides his time performing as a member of the Archaeus Quartet and teaching. He gained a Master's degree in English Language Teaching through Music, in 2016.

Sarah Bourne-Taylor is a cellist and string specialist teaching in Oxfordshire since 1996. As a young musician she won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music and went on to gain a degree in Education and Music. Over the years Sarah has gained wide experience in both teaching and performance. She has earned a reputation for her engaging and inspirational approach to working with young musicians.

Sarah is self employed and busy running string courses in schools, teaching cello and violin to beginners of all ages, directing various school and community ensembles and running instrumental music workshops.

Harry Flint started playing the clarinet at the age of nine. He developed a passion for classical music playing in the Isle of Wight County Youth Orchestra and went on to study at the Colchester Institute with Charles Hine.

He has enjoyed performing with many classical ensembles such as the Aylesbury Symphony Orchestra, Banbury Symphony Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Chorus, City of Oxford Choir and Oxford Sinfonia. He is often in demand as a versatile reed player for musicals, and recent shows have included Barnum, Little Shop of Horrors, Calamity Jane, Annie and Our House.

As a music educator, Harry has taught for several years for the Oxfordshire County Music Service, as well as several secondary schools in Leeds and in Essex. He completed an MA in Music at Leeds College of Music in 2013, specialising in contemporary clarinet performance.