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

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