18 - 19 September 2021


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Conducting lesson in the Manoukian

18 - 19 September 2021 

Conducting in the Royal Academy of Music
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John Farrer checking baton positioning



Suitable for musicians new to conducting, this course will introduce basic techniques. 



Each day will include technique sessions where participants will be introduced to basic conducting technique. We will then move on to workshops with instrumentalists, allowing participants to put into practice what they have learned.

Sep 18: Participants will practice conducting with a pianist

Sep 19: Participants will be working with a string quartet of professional players from the LCW Festival Orchestra


PURCELL Chacony in G minor

MOZART Eine Kleine Nachtmusik

(All repertoire is accessible free of charge on

Workshop Location

Abacus Arts, 2a Browning Street, London, SE17 1LN

Workshop Fee

£200 (plus £20 application fee)

The workshop fee covers the following: 

  • all administration charges

  • tuition

  • certificate of participation


The fee does not cover travel to London, transport within London, accommodation or food and drink during the course. Participants must provide their own scores and batons. 

Each day will start 10.00am and includes at least 4 hours of tuition, followed by a brief feedback session.

The tutor for this course will be Professor Howard Williams.

Application Deadline

The application deadline for Foundation is Monday 4th September.

Please note that this course will be delivered in a Covid Secure environment, details of which will be circulated to participants prior to the course.