French Horn Day

Join us on Sunday 19 April for an inspiring day of learning with RNCM tutor Lindsey Stoker, one the country’s leading French horn players.

Designed for enthusiastic players of ABRSM Grade 6 or equivalent, participants will benefit from masterclasses and tuition, covering areas such as performance, technique and ensemble work. You’ll also have the opportunity to perform with piano accompaniment before taking part in an informal concert for family and friends.

Exceptional Learning Opportunities

This day is distinctive in relation to the quality of coaching provided by players and teachers who’ve reached the highest levels of performance and education in the music industry. It aims to develop in each musician the importance of a whole mind and body approach to communicating music through their instrument.

Students who would benefit from this course may be:

  • a student preparing for conservatoire entrance auditions
  • a music education student planning a career in a performance setting or postgraduate study
  • a music enthusiast wishing to enhance their musical experience by working with the RNCM as part of a professional development experience

Learn From and Work With Highly Experienced Musicians

Lindsey Stoker
RNCM Senior Tutor in French Horn
Lindsey is Senior Horn Tutor and Co-ordinator for Young Horns at the RNCM. An RNCM graduate herself, where she studied with Mike Purton and Derek Taylor, Lindsey has been teaching at the College since 1990. Between 1990 and 2000 she was Assistant Principal Horn with the Hallé Orchestra and continues to enjoy a freelance performing career alongside her RNCM positions. She has played Principal Horn with BBC Philharmonic, RLPO, BBC Concert Orchestra, Manchester Camerata, Northern Chamber Orchestra, RTE and Birmingham Royal Ballet, and has worked with Opera North, CBSO, BBC NOW, and Scottish Opera. Lindsey is also a member of Zephyr, playing chamber music concerts throughout the UK.

Programme: Sunday 19 April 2020

Time Activity
10 – 10.30am Registration
10.30 – 11.45am Masterclasses and tuition including performance and technique
11.45 – 12pm Break
12 – 1pm Advice on preparation for auditions and performances.
1 – 2pm Break
2 – 4pm Ensemble classes
4 – 5pm Informal concert for parents/friends to attend

Q&A session

5 – 5.45pm Optional: tour of the College

How Much Does it Cost?

The cost of this one-day event is £30, which includes all tuition.


Attendees should have achieved ABRSM Grade 6+ (or equivalent). Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

How do I Apply?

To book a place, please complete the form below or, for further information, please email

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