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Our Music programme offers a range of courses for complete beginners, keen amateurs and young professionals and are taught by leading musicians with considerable teaching experience.

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These are complemented by a variety of one-off concerts including during Chilingirian Quartet summer course in July and the Classical Guitar Festival in August. For performances and concerts open to the public, please see our Events page.

Music areas studied at West Dean includes: Workshops for Singers, Guitar Ensemble and Ukelele playing, String Quartets, Viol consorts and weekends in Music Appreciation.

Tutors include Evelyn Tubb and Michael Fields, Andrew Gough, Clive Harvey, The Chilingirian Quartet, Alison Crum and Roy Stratford.

Teaching facilities

These courses are held in the College's well-equipped teaching rooms with excellent acoustics. Most include opportunities for informal performances by the students or short recitals by the tutors. Concerts open to the public are held in the old library, or the Sussex Barn and West Dean Church.

How to find us


West Dean College and Gardens are situated in South East England, six miles north of the historic city of Chichester and 12 miles from the south coast.

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