DRD 2019 Feedback

Thank you to everyone who came along and made this year’s event another great success. Here’s some of the feedback we have received about the event.

 I too would like to thank you for the Double Reed Day, I really enjoyed the reed-making sessions and the opportunity to immerse myself in chamber music playing for an hour. Having a shawm session would be good as I’ve had one for 10 years and not played it seriously at all, some pointers would be a spur to trying it out.

And just a quick personal thanks from me for the lovely day you provided us with yesterday. For me it was especially nice to meet up with Andy King, who had taught my elder son oboe approx 25 years ago. Also v useful to hear David Blyth’s tips on reed care, which has bedevilled my efforts over the last 4 years since I started learning.

Thank you for a really excellent double reed day last week. I thought it was very well organised and had a lovely, friendly, unintimidating vibe! I hope to return next year, and will certainly encourage some pupils and other oboe ‘colleagues’ to join me.

I just wanted to say a big thank you for another successful GDRD this year.  I had a great time doing the reed making adjusting and I got a lot of positive feedback; I am hoping next year to come back as a reed maker and as a business!

Both the masterclass and practice techniques session with Rebekah Abramski were brilliant and she has been my favourite Bassoon master so far; she was so patient with the adult learners and inspirational for the younger learners. 

Many thanks to you both. I did a gig in Broughton the day before (pm + eve) and I was down to the wire by the end of Sunday. But it was still a great day, thanks.

Thank you so much. H loved the day once he got over the hurdle of realising he’d left his music behind… I wish someone had done something similar for me when I was young. I find it truly inspirational to see people of all ages playing together like this. Thank you. 

A big thank you to everyone who made Sunday so entertaining and instructive.  I appreciated the help everyone gave and playing in an orchestra like that was a real buzz – a definite first for me, but I will be back, God willing.

We thought Amy and Rebekah were amazing – their instruments just seemed to be a part of them and Amy’s Masterclass was really helpful. See you next year!

I really enjoyed the day- the variety of options, quality of teaching, the food!

Thank you and to all who organised it.

 

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Gloucestershire Double Reed Day 2019

This year’s event will be on Sunday 30th of June, 2019 at Pate’s Grammar School, Cheltenham.

The visiting masters will be Amy McKean (oboe) and Rebekah Abramski (bassoon).

An application form is available here. There is a discount for registrations received before May 31, 2019. Please note that oboe masterclasses are now fully booked.

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DRD 2018 Feedback

Many thanks to all those who attended this year. It was another great Double Reed Day! But don’t take my word for it, here are some of the comments we’ve had from those attending.

Thank you for the double reed day. A (aged 10) loved it and is very keen to go back next year. She really enjoyed the reed making session.
Thank you for organising it.

Great day
Thanks

What a great day, I really enjoyed it very much. The masterclass was very interesting and informative, the mass play was good fun and the chamber music (Haydn) was challenging and great to play.
So many other good things during the day, the food! catching up with
people from last year, browsing the stands, Andrew had a quick look at
my oboe, the list is endless…
Thank you so much, looking forward to next year already!

Thanks for a brilliant day on Sunday. Everything was fantastic and I especially enjoyed Jessica Mogridge’s masterclasses, Andrew Denyer’s ensemble coaching, and your big band arrangement of Royals.

Thank you for a fantastic day. I had a lot of fun and played a shocking amount of bad music (or rather played a shocking amount of music badly) – although playing the Can Can with Gareth Twigg is something not many middle aged women can say.
A lot of wonderful talent was in the auditorium yesterday.
See you next year.

Many thanks to you and the team for a brilliantly organised day.
I hope I’m on the mailing list for next year!

Thank you so much for a fabulous day. H thoroughly enjoyed it and has come away wanting to learn both the cor anglais and bassoon! I was so impressed by what everyone achieved in such a short amount of time. I think I can safely say that H is hooked on ensemble music. I am so glad he has had this experience – there’s nothing like playing music in a group of any size; it’s a powerful feeling.
Thank you for a great day and all your hard work L had a great day.

J had a great time as always. It’s such a well organised day, you fit so much in, and I think providing food is a great idea as well. I wanted to say a particular thank you for the masterclass – J came out full of joy with how well it went. I always put her in for the masterclasses to get her to perform alone a little bit as she just won’t do this anymore, just in small groups or orchestra. So it is safe to say she was not looking forward to it. I’m so pleased that the tutor talked about her lack of confidence and then asked everyone for feedback. J was delighted to hear that her peers thought she played well – this
information is not the same from your mother! Thank you again and see you next year!

Thank you for organising it all. It was a really good day, very wide ranging and a joy to see all ages and levels working together. My first time but not the last!

I thank you for making it such a success for everyone involved. Everyone felt included – even the audience understood what had gone on during the day….Yummy food as usual, too.

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Gloucestershire Double Reed Day 2018

This year’s event will be on Sunday 1st of July, 2018 at Pate’s Grammar School, Cheltenham.

The visiting masters will be Jessica Mogridge (oboe) and Gareth Twigg (bassoon).

An application form is available here. There is a discount for registrations received before May 31, 2018.

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Gloucestershire Double Reed Day 2017

This year’s event will be on Sunday 25th of June, 2017 at Pate’s Grammar School, Cheltenham.

The visiting masters will be Rachael Clegg (Manchester Camerata) and Sarah Burnett (Britten Sinfonia, London Mozart Players).

An application form is available here. There is a discount for registrations received before May 31, 2017.

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Thanks!

Thanks to everyone who participated in Gloucestershire Double Reed Day 2016! Some photos from the day are available by clicking “Photos” in the menu above.

The date for 2017 will be announced soon.

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Masterclasses are now full

All of the masterclass places are now taken. There are still plenty of spaces left for all the other activities so please do continue to apply!

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