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benefits for health - professional concerts and instrumental tuition

A Concert Not To Be Missed!!!!!

For those that would like to continue to experience the health benefits of beautifully crafted chamber music from outstanding musicians without travelling to London, Manchester or Birmingham, please read on.....

The Final Concert of the 8 part 2018 professional and outstanding series is looming.

The 25th of November will see 8 outstanding performers in concert on our door step performing the rarely performed and incredibly famous Octet in F major, D. 803, composed by Franz Schubert in March 1824. It was commissioned by the renowned clarinetist Ferdinand Troyer and came from the same period as two of Schubert's other major chamber works. the ‘Rosamunde’  and ‘Death and the Maiden’ string quartets
Top London and Manchester professional musicians will join Andrew Bassey; coming together to enrich our community with the health benefits of the very best in classical music. As well as the octet we will be performing the humorous Divertissement for Bassoon and String Quintet by Jean Francaix , and the virtuosic Duet for Cello and Bass by Rossini.


Violin 1 Ben Holland - RNCM professor and soloist
Violin 2 Shirley Richards - ex BBC Philharmonic 1st violin
Viola  Andrea Gilliatt - ex Halle
Cello Mark Sheridan - co-principal BBC Symphony Orchestra
Bass Leon Bosch - virtuoso international bass soloist

Clarinet Linda Merrick - Clarinet soloist and Principal of Royal Northern College of Music
Peter Richards Horn-  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Andrew Bassey Bassoon - Ex principal South African Chamber Orchestra

Please support to keep this sort of therapeutic professional music in the local community - providing health benefits for all.

Concert 26th November reviews

Hi Andrew, 

I have been at Last Sunday’s concert with both of my children.
I just want to let you know that we absolutely loved it, it was fabulous!!! Such a great thing to do! You are all fabulous musicians 
Thank you so much,
We will definitely be in the next one
Kind regards

Dear Andrew,

We just wanted to say how much we enjoyed today's concert at Worleston Village Hall. What a treat to have such wonderful musicians playing such an interesting programme.

I especially enjoyed the Divertimento - the Nocturne was so atmospheric, and I love his use of extreme ranges and colours. And for Martin Ellerby to be there, and for him to talk about the piece beforehand was very special. The Mendelssohn I know a little, but not in that version. It was lovely.

Please pass on our thanks and congratulations to all who took part today, and thank you for organising it , and also to Anne for the wonderful cakes!

We look forward very much to next year's concerts.

Best wishes

Alix and Jeff Bryson

Hi Andrew

What an absolutely wonderful series of concerts you have conjured up for the Worleston audience this autumn! It has been a privilege to hear such a huge variety of music played to such a high standard in a beautiful friendly atmosphere. We are very lucky to have you, able and willing to put in the enormous time and effort it must take to organise these events.

Robin and I have enjoyed chamber music for many years, but it has tended to be the string/piano quartets/quintets so exposure to another medium has educated us and enhanced our understanding and experience of the genre.

I am pleased to hear that you will be starting up again in April - glad we don't have to wait until November!

Anyway, a huge thank you to you and Anne - her cakes are the icing on the cake if you will forgive the pun! Today's carrot cake was the best I have ever had.

Best wishes and I look forward to hearing about the next events - I have filled in a form!


"we are so very fortunate to have Andrew working in music education in Cheshire......"
Dr Timothy Reynish, International conductor and former head of Wind and Percussion Royal Northern College of Music
"Andrew Bassey is the most versatile and multi-talented teacher and director I have ever met. He is fantastic with kids and although he expects high standards from them he achieves this through a fun and non-pressurised approach." Susie (Parent)
"Andrew always made music enjoyable and its thanks to him that I was encouraged to go on and make a career out of music." 
Jemima, former flute student and professional violinist
"Andrew is an inspiration when he works with children."
Karl, violin teacher and conductor

"Anyone taught by Andrew Bassey is very fortunate........ I highly recommend Andrew to any beginner to advanced student and I think it would be rare to find someone with his level of advanced knowledge over such a large variety of instruments!" 

Hamish, student

"Andrew was a well-respected member of the team and his contribution to the Music Service was of a very high standard. In particular, it is noteworthy to record that one of Andrew's flute students passed an Associated Board Diploma in her year 12."
Director of Children's Services,
Northamptonshire County Council, Employer

We specialize in teaching any orchestral instrument (or piano) individually or in groups

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Timothy & horn (grade 5 ABRSM 123 at 9, and grade 7 126 at 11)

Regarding the 2nd Student Recital 17th June 2017
Just a quick note to say a massive THANK YOU for all your hard work making Saturday a success.

It was an absolute joy and privilege to play with the orchestra, play my solo pieces AND play the trio with you and Emma. It really was a dream come true not only to play bassoon in an orchestra but also to get to play on the same stage as a professional bassoonist!!

My mum loved the whole day and was blown away by your hard work, dedication and enthusiasm.

All the students of Worleston Music School are very lucky indeed to have you.

...also I loved hearing all the other students play - I particularly enjoyed Nina on the clarinet, the amazingly talented flautist (Katey), Victoria's focus on the piano and your son's beautiful tuba playing had me in tears, it was very moving!!

You do an amazing job!

Liz (current bassoon pupil - from complete beginner to grade 3 distinction in 5 months

Hola Andrew!

Whilst I have lived on the island of Mallorca for many years I recently had a rare chance to visit the UK, staying with long friend and musical collaborator, Martin Robinson, a local saxophonist.

Just wanted to drop a line to say that the concert we attended on October 23rd last, conducted by Dr Timothy Reynish, was definitely up there with the highlights of my trip. It was a most enjoyable and gratifying experience. Well done!

I was unaware of the Worleston Music School beforehand but, now having had an opportunity to peruse the website, I want to add my congratulations and support for your sterling efforts to bring orchestral instruments into the lives of young people. I will certainly spread the word regarding your endeavours and offer you the most sincere encouragement going forward.

Who knows, perhaps one day I may get the opportunity to see one or two of your students perform down here with the Orquestra Simfònica illes Baleares. :-)

Muchos gracias,

Mike Richards

Capdepera Mallorca