French Horn Day

Our French Horn Day is for players who have achieved Grade 6 or above (or the equivalent) and are looking to audition for conservatoire study or improve their general instrumental skills.

This exciting event will give you the opportunity to work with some of the finest teachers, musicians and students from all over the world, as well as the chance to meet, perform and socialise with like-minded talented musicians.

RNCM French Horn Day attendees receive:

  • Masterclasses and tuition with RNCM staff, including performance, technique and ensemble classes
  • Advice on preparing for auditions and performances
  • Q&A session with RNCM staff and students
  • A short informal concert featuring all delegates and course directors

What are the benefits?

Immersive Learning Opportunities

The RNCM French Horn Day is distinctive in relation to the quality of coaching that will be provided by players and teachers who have reached the highest levels of performance and education in the music industry. The intensive day is designed to develop in each individual player 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

You will be taught by:

Lindsey Stoker  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.

How Much Does it Cost?

 The cost of this one-day event is £30, which includes all tuition. Our Café will also be open throughout the day for cash transactions, offering a selection of snacks, sandwiches and drinks.


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

How do I Apply?

Applications for our 2019 Instrument Days have now closed. If you’d like to enquire about future events, please contact