Testimonials

Various conductors who have undertaken training with abcd share their experiences in the quotes and articles below:

I can't recommend abcd's training highly enough! I was fortunate enough to take part in the 'Advanced' course in the 2018/19 and it really was first class training. abcd have a fantastic line up of tutors, each of whom brought excellent expertise in their own unique ways to the course. There is something incredibly daunting about conducting a group of fellow conductors in front of some of the country's leading conductors (the tutors), but the team at abcd do everything they can to put everyone at their ease to ensure that they get the most out of the teaching. Daniel Fields

From accompanist to conductor: reflections on three years of abcd training - James Church

"When I began the abcd Initial course I had no idea that leadership training would have such a positive effect on my skills and confidence. I am now grateful to be in a position where I can support my singers much more effectively. Another unexpected benefit of the training has been the support I've received from the new friends that I have made on the courses. I am now eager to develop my skills even further and hope to progress to the Advanced course next year. What a wonderful gift to look forward to!" James Church


A Leap of Faith - Richard Jeffries

"Whilst I was still a full-time teacher, I completed the abcd Intermediate Conducting Course with Amy Bebbington and Sue Hollingworth in Derby back in 2009. I absolutely loved the experience. In fact, it was this that really sowed the seed to start focusing more on music." Richard Jeffries