Saxophone Workshop dates announced for 2013

Andy Scotts’ Saxophone Workshop in 2012 was a huge success. The week was fully booked and we had the anticipation of a concert with a local French/English choir on the Thursday during the week.

Pauline Gordon had written a piece specially for the choir and saxophones which had its world premier at Fontenet as well as Andy playing his piece La Moreau for the first time in public – another world premier.

200 people attended the concert  and at the end the choir and saxophonists received a standing ovation. It was a fantastic evening.

The workshop for 2013 has now been scheduled for 5-11 May 2013.

The numbers are limited to 12 and if  we are over booked we have pencilled another date.

There will be a less formal concert with the choir at Fontenet and Andy has scheduled in one session a day for rehearsals to leave enough time to cover a wide range of material.

Due to popular demand Andy has also agreed to offer a half hour private lesson for each participant.


You will need to book early to secure your place of this fantastic week.

more workshops, more people, more space

Building on the great success of 2011 we have added more workshops for 2012. Check out the full list

To fit them all into the calendar we have started even earlier this year with our Saxophone Workshop with Andy Scott fully booked.

During the summer we eat on our wonderful south facing terrasse but we knew that if we were starting on April 1st it would be impossible to eat outside and so we would have to build a new dining room.

The only space that we had left in our complex of barns was the area where we stored all our tools and so last November we started a plan to create a new dining room/ second music room in this space.


Our first problem was what to do with everything that was currently in the room. By continually shifting the tools around we eventually installed  beams and laid  chip board  so that we had a first floor to put everything.

At last we had a clear space.

We knew we were on a very tight time line  and by the end of January we had punched through a double door way onto the existing terrasse.

Suddenly the weeks started to fly by and it was the end of February and we wtill didn’t have the walls dry lined.

Working 7 days a week we finally got the room completely finished 2 weeks before the start of the first workshop. It is large enough to seat 20 people and we were delighted when Andy Scott used the space as a second music room.

A great addition to the facilities here.