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.

Christmas Basses Main course 2019

This event is arranged by popular request. This year we will focus on large chamber music. It will be a house party of unforgettable nature and you all help to cook and wash up.

If you are considering attending this event please respond quickly as there are limited beds at the Bass Club winter event of the year.

If the course is over-subscribed students who attended the Summer School will take priority.

Please click                   for further details and to register online. 

Christmas Basses Course Dates 2019


Advanced course:  Wednesday 11 - Saturday 14 December (by invitation only)

Main course: Monday 16 - Thursday 19 December

Principal Tutors

Caroline Emery, (Course Director), Professor at the Royal College of Music and The Yehudi Menuhin School.

Frances Preston, freelance player, teacher at the Royal College of Music Junior Department and Dulwich College. Bass Clubber.

Guest Tutor (Advanced course only)

Arron Olguin,

Arron won the International Society of Bassists Solo Competition in 2017 and is now serving as Principal Bass in the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, Norway.

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