A whole week of music making for amateur musicians Whether your musical taste is for classical, jazz, popular, or folk, performing, composing or conducting, M4P has a music course to suit you. Click here to see this year's courses. We offer a whole week of music making for amateur musicians led by our expert tutors in a friendly, supportive residential setting of Giggleswick School in the Yorkshire dales.
There is something for every level from near-beginner to advanced, and we regularly welcome students from their teens to their nineties. The average age of most students is 50+.
There is a range of fee scales
Bursaries are also available click here
The answer is, probably, yes! We don't expect our students to audition and indeed pride ourselves on bringing the very best out of our students whatever their level of achievement. Although we do not stipulate a "lowest" standard, we have found that the general standard of the school is improving each year as many students return. We usually specify an approximate ability range,where appropriate, which will help you choose your course, but once happy with that – and we will gladly offer advice - nobody need feel that they are competing with anyone except themselves. Where a course is particularly demanding we say so, and our carefully selected tutors are expert at giving equal attention and respect to everyone. So don't be shy!
We don't provide individual tuition. All our sessions are group sessions.
Yes, by arrangement. Please indicate your requirements on your application form. All meals are taken in the school refectory.
Accommodation is provided in student houses, in single, twin or family rooms, and is very basic. En-suite facilities are not provided, but all rooms have access to shower/bath and toilet facilities. Bed linen is supplied but please bring your own towels. If you like a soft bed please bring a mattress topper.
If you require accommodation with en-suite facilities, The Harts Head Hotel is ten minutes walk from the school. Tel (01729) 882086. Other accommodation is available locally in Settle ten minutes drive from the school. Camping and caravan facilities are also available locally. For further details contact Settle Tourist Information Centre Tel (01729) 825192 or Visit Yorkshire Website
Yes, our bar is provided by the local pub and is open between 7pm and 11pm every evening.
While some people prefer to come to M4P summer school on their own, we are happy to host non participating partners. They may wish to come to evening concerts and dances which take place throughout the week and all day Friday.
The site is hilly and as accommodation and classroom blocks are some distance apart, it is not ideal for those with mobility difficulties. Some classes take place in upstairs rooms and unfortunately there are no lifts. Please contact us on 0800 023 5631 to discuss any accessibility issues.
"And this shall be for a bond between us: that we are of one blood you and I; that we have cried peace to all and claimed fellowship with every living thing; that we hate war and sloth and greed, and love fellowship, and that we shall go singing to the fashioning of a new world." William Morris.