Workshops and Services

Freeing the

Musician Within

Workshops aimed at music students in schools

“The beautiful thing about learning is no one can take it away from you”

BB King, Blues Singer 1925 – 2015

If you would like to know more about the individual courses we have to offer, 'click' one of the courses that changes colour to purple when you roll your mouse over it. This will give you the option to open or download a PDF document with more information on all the available courses. If you would like to make an enquiry, please use the contact form on the Contact Us page. We will endeavour to respond to each enquiry within 24-hours.

Years 7 to 13

“The beautiful thing about learning is no one can take it away from you”

BB King, Blues Singer 1925 – 2015


I ran a very successful and friendly private practice from my home in Surrey for over 20 years teaching one-to-one flute, recorder and piano, recorder consorts and also provided aural coaching for students learning any instrument elsewhere.  My pupils have a 100% pass rate for ABRSM examinations.

Since moving to Gloucestershire in 2019, I have focused on developing these workshops and my work for the CPD courses offered by The Phoenix Collective.  I am also busy establishing recorder consorts for adults of any age or ability - great fun!

“Competitions are for horses, not artists”

Béla Bartók, Composer


The place of competitions in music is debatable, as articulated so succinctly by Mr Bartók above (!) but I really enjoy adjudicating informal in-house school competitions.  I always have something positive to say even to the youngest candidates or those starting out.  Music should belong to everyone and just sharing it with others is a fundamental for learning a life-long skill.

“We were fortunate enough to have Henrietta Rowsell adjudicate our Senior School music competition in October.  Henrietta brought her many years of performing and teaching experience to the rôle, giving the students extremely helpful comments about their performances.  She highlighted both the successes and the areas that could be worked upon all within with a warm, encouraging, friendly but professional manner.”

JH, Director of Music, SHS Independent Girls' School, Surrey

Get in Touch

Miss H F M Rowsell

07976 889 307


Zoltán Kodály

"There is no complete spiritual life without music, for the human soul has regions which can be illuminated only by music".