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Frequently asked Questions

We hope this section answers the questions you might have relating to our Young Musicians’ Summer Sessions with Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.

Who are the Young Musicians’ Summer Sessions aimed at?

The Summer Sessions are aimed at young musicians, who play any instrument, sing or compose and are interested in creative work, refining their skills, and challenging themselves musically.

How old do you have to be in order to take part in the Young Musicians’ Summer Sessions?

You should be aged from 11 – 17. 

How much experience do I need to be able to take part?

There are different options available to choose from, which are designed to accommodate young musicians from a range of backgrounds, interests and formal experience. A willingness to learn, enthusiasm for making music with others, and an overall passion for music are the most important qualities required.

Can you let me know about accessibility?

We want to ensure a warm welcome to all so if you have any special requirements, it would be helpful if you discussed them in detail with us beforehand. Please contact us on 020 8305 4454 or musicsummerschool@trinitylaban.ac.uk.

Do you welcome international participants?

Absolutely! We do ask that participants have a good command of spoken English, as classes are taught in English and there will not be any translators. 

How many people might there be in a class?

Sessions and workshops range from small groups to larger ensembles. A variety of group sizes and formats is key to the ethos of the Summer Sessions.

How long are the course days?

A typical day will start at 09.00h and end at 16.00h.

When and where can I pay?

You can apply to take part by completing our online booking form. Once we have confirmed your place, you will be directed to the online shop to pay.  Please note that any fees paid are non-refundable, unless the course is cancelled by Trinity Laban.

When will I receive full information regarding the course?

After your place is confirmed, you will be emailed a full participant information pack a few weeks before the course is due to start. Until then, the website is the best place to find up-date info.

What do I need at home to take part?

  • Your instrument and somewhere for you to play it, without the distraction of background noise
  • Reliable internet access across each session day
  • A device (phone/tablet/computer) that will enable you to take part in Zoom meetings, and that you can record audio and video onto
  • Headphones that can be plugged into your device
  • If possible, capacity to print out music resources we may send you, or another device to read the music off 

What do we expect of participants?

We expect you to have fun, work hard, enjoy your time at the Summer Sessions and come away inspired!

We also expect all participants to behave respectfully to each other, our Summer Sessions teachers, and staff. Anyone found to be in breach of this will be requested to leave the course immediately. In that instance, no refund of fees paid will be made.