Save the dates 14th-23rd August 2021
Whilst the pandemic is not over yet, the progress being made on vaccines and the first two beginning to be used in the UK, is at least encouragement that normality can return. We are of course continually assessing the situation and we are increasingly optimistic that the Summer School will be able to return to Bryanston School next August. It is too early to know whether there will still be restrictions in place at the school or for international travel so we are putting in place plans for various situations with different course structures for each.
Taking everything into consideration, we feel that the pandemic situation will be severe until the Spring and will therefore be uppermost in peoples’ minds with the result that taking decisions for activities in the summer will be very difficult. Consequently, we are delaying taking a decision on which course structure to offer (see below) until early March. We would then open the registration system on Friday, 2nd April.
To help us assess your confidence in attending a residential course again and your preference for course structure we have created a short survey for you to complete without any commitment. Please use the following link (please also see a message about this further down this page):
Scenario 1 – Normality returns
Our usual, full capacity one week’s course will run from Sunday, 15th August to Sunday, 22nd August
Scenario 2 – Social Distancing Restrictions still in place
Reduced capacity at Bryanston School so we would run two courses of 4 days each:
Arrival & Welcome process Sat 14th 1-3 pm
Full Teaching Days Sun 15th to Tues 17th
Concerts Weds 18th am
Depart Weds 18th 2 pm
Arrival & Welcome process Thurs 19th 1-3 pm
Full Teaching Days Fri 20th to Sun 22nd
Concerts Monday 23rd am
Depart Mon 23rd 2 pm
It may be possible for families to book both courses – details to be worked out.
Scenario 3 – Major Covid-19 Restrictions still in place
Bryanston School closed for summer courses so we would again offer a Virtual International Summer School (VISS) as we did this year (2020). The course structure would be as close as possible to the 4 days’ course in Scenario 2 but would run from Monday, 16th August to Friday, 20th August.
Please save all these dates in your diary and we will keep you informed as the situation develops and decisions are made.
We are now running a short survey to gauge interest in the scenario course structures set out above.
First and foremost, we do hope that you and your family are keeping safe and well through these difficult times.
Despite the wintry weather and on-going Covid-19 pandemic, planning for this year’s International Summer School at Bryanston School in August continues. With the gathering momentum of the vaccination programme in the UK and other countries worldwide we are reasonably confident that the severe restrictions on schools, events and travel in place at the moment will have been eased sufficiently for a residential course to be held at Bryanston School. Nevertheless, we expect that a range of Covid-19 related protocols will still be required and we will work closely with the School to ensure as safe an environment for everyone as is possible.
To help us assess your confidence in attending a residential course again and your preference for course structure we have created a short survey for you to complete without any commitment. Please use the following link:
Your cooperation with this survey will be greatly appreciated and we very much look forward to seeing you at Bryanston again in August this year or further in the future.
If you have any questions, please contact Philip Wake by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bryanston, the London Suzuki Group’s International Summer School is an annual residential music course for string players and pianists aged from 3 to 18 years. It is now in its thirty-first year at the beautiful 160 hectare (395 acre) estate of Bryanston School, Blandford Forum, Dorset, England. See above for how the course will be run in August 2021.
Director of Music: Jillian Leddra
Co-Director of Music: Karina MacAlpine
Business Manager: Philip Wake