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Quality music making in a dynamic and friendly environment

Regency Chamber Music provides a variety of courses and workshops, catering for instrumentalists of all ages and experience. Working in tandem with The Regency Ensemble concert series these courses and workshops have created a thriving musical community in the centre of Brighton.

Latest News: June 2013
  • The next Regency Adults Workshop is taking place on Sunday 14th July 2013 and there are a couple of viola spaces remaining. Full details are on the adults page where you can also apply online.
  • Please join Rachel Dyker for an afternoon of Bach, followed by tea and cake on Sunday 23rd June 2013:

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The Regency Ensemble

All greatly respected and sought after performers in their own right, the members of The Regency Ensemble are often joined by regular guest artists enabling the group to perform a wide range of works in varying combinations. In addition to putting on their own concert series at The Friends' Meeting House in Brighton, and running the Regency Chamber Music Courses and Workshops, the Regency Ensemble also perform regular contemporary concerts for New Music Brighton.

Regency Chamber Courses

Courses and workshops are centred on chamber music coaching and chamber groups are carefully organised so that each participant is playing with others of a similar standard. All sessions are coached by a member of The Regency Ensemble and aim to encourage and develop individual musical and ensemble skills.

Chamber orchestra sessions provide an opportunity for everyone to play together with the tutors.

Coaching and rehearsals culminate in a final performance; a chance to share experiences with friends and family.

Courses are aimed primarily at string players but other instrumentalists are welcome. Applications are invited from individuals or pre-formed groups. You can also just join the chamber orchestra part of each course – a perfect taster opportunity.

Courses and Workshops

Preparatory Courses: One-day workshops for young instrumentalists of approximately grade 2 - grade 5 standard which provide an introduction to chamber music, focusing on the enjoyment and benefits of ensemble playing.

Intermediate Courses: Two-day courses for young musicians of approximately grade 5 - grade 8 standard which include individual coaching sessions.

Advanced Course: a four-day intensive chamber music course for 18+ year olds aimed at post grade 8 standard musicians. Chamber music, chamber orchestra and individual coaching lead to a final concert which takes the form of a public recital.

Workshops for Adults: one-day workshops for Adults. The chamber music portion of these workshops offers an opportunity for participants to play with one of the tutors, who coaches whilst playing in the group.

Workshops in Schools: workshops are offered to schools throughout the year. The performance given at the end of these workshops can be recorded and used for GCSE and AS assessments.


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If you would like to support Regency Chamber Music by making a donation, sponsoring a course or a concert or providing a participant bursary, please contact Rachel Dyker by emailing


"...a unique, wonderful and memorable occasion."

"Many thanks for such a stimulating day. Such inspiring coaches!"

"A very enjoyable & rewarding day. Excellent tutoring. Thank you. (Good food too)."

"...Most importantly it gave me the opportunity to meet other musicians with similar interests to mine, perhaps this was my first step into playing chamber music on a more regular basis..."

" got around the fact that we four were all at different stages of our playing careers by directing your advice at exactly the right level for each person.... I couldn't believe how much we brought off in the performance."

"Brilliant! A really great day and very inspiring."


If you have been on one of our courses and would like to provide us with some feedback, then please take time to fill in an evaluation form.