Apply for a follow-on Study Programme

Melvyn Tan coaches the Rautio Piano Trio. Photo c Marc Gascoigne

Melvyn Tan coaches the Rautio Piano Trio. Photo c Marc Gascoigne


Each new Study Programme starts with a Consultation with Richard Ireland. In some cases this may be combined with the Review session from the previous programme. Details of the Study Programme will be discussed – with Richard and among yourselves – including decisions such as:

  • Central goals – the specific aspects of playing that the group most wants, or needs, to focus on and improve, and what repertoire to work on
  • Choice of Professor
  • The ideal number of sessions for the programme
  • A time span for the programme. For the Autumn Programmes the last session should take place before 31 December 2017
  • Whether it’s suitable for all sessions to be held in public or whether some should be scheduled to be in private.

Study Programme

A Study Programme comprises a tailor-made set of between three and six coaching sessions with a ChamberStudio Professor. Sessions are held at Kings Place, our home base, which gives you the opportunity to play and work in front of a small audience of observers (though in some circumstances a closed session may be appropriate). They will normally take place on weekday evenings or weekend afternoons. You might also be invited to work with Visiting Professors and to play in one of our bigger public masterclass events.

What happens next?

After the Consultation, you should confirm the Study Programme details you’ve agreed in an email to Richard Ireland. This must be sent within two days of the Consultation, and will include the focus, your choice of Professor, and the number of masterclasses.

Your Study Programme will conclude with a Review session with Richard Ireland.

Masterclass with Shmuel Ashkenasi. Photo c Marc Gascoigne

Masterclass with Shmuel Ashkenasi. Photo c Marc Gascoigne


Consultation/Review (2 hours): £60

Masterclass or coaching session with ChamberStudio Professor (3 hours): £120

Masterclass with Visiting Professor (3 hours): £160 (includes £40 towards extra expenses)

How to apply

The deadline for applying for an Autumn 2017 Study Programme is 1 July 2017. To apply, please complete our short application form.

We look forward to welcoming you back to ChamberStudio