The National Centre for Young Bass Players


Now in its 33rd year, Bass Club has given students the specialist tuition they need to reach and go beyond their ambitions. Courses are tailored to the individual's needs and the atmosphere is uniquely supportive.

Whether you are an advanced player taking professional auditions or a young player going on your first specialist course these amazing possibilities are available to you.


The repertoire, teaching and communication styles have been developed over many years.

Bass Club offers a number of courses throughout the year which coincide with UK school holidays; in spring for younger bassists, summer and Christmas for students at all levels.

Summer School 2020

​Unfortunately we are not able to run our usual residential courses this year, because of the coronavirus restrictions. However, we are planning an on-line course for junior members and a small in-person course for advanced players (by invitation only). 

Virtual Junior Course

This four day event is designed to encourage and develop young bassists in learning and playing. There will be lessons, group sessions, masterclasses and a virtual chamber music project. At the end of each day there will be some social activity.

All the teachers are very experienced and our guest tutor is a trained Suzuki teacher who also works with advanced students in colleges.

Dates: August 24th - 27th 2020.

Staff: Caroline Emery, Tracy Rowell, Frances Preston.

Tracy Rowell is our special guest from Cleveland, Ohio, USA. She teaches at Oberlin College and the Cleveland Institute and is the mother of seven children.


Fees: £200 

Click here to register!

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