Welcome to the NLMS Music Summer School website

(video courtesy of Rhodri Spearing)

The Society has been running summer schools for over thirty years.This website is principally dedicated to giving you information about the summer school.

STOP PRESSRepertoire information is now available!  Please see the individual course pages for details.

The 2018 NLMS Music Summer School will run from Saturday 11th to Saturday 18th August, at our usual venue, Queenswood School in Potters Bar.  More details are shown on the repertoire, the tutors and other information about the course on the relevant pages.

The 2018 Summer School is now open for applications – get yours in early to avoid disappointment!


We sent out a newsletter in June 2017.  You can read it here, and we are working on another edition which will be available shortly, with further news and updates. 

If you haven’t received our newsletters and would like to get future communications, please e-mail the NLMS Secretary, Steve Walker.  We plan to send out newsletters occasionally, and this is a good way to keep in touch with the latest information.

We aim to provide enjoyment through music-making and, while we achieve high standards of performance, this is never at the expense of friendliness and good humour.

I hope to see you at Queenswood in August and, whether you are a regular attender or a new member, you can be assured of a warm welcome.

In the meantime, please visit and “Like” us on Facebook and/or follow us on Twitter.

Philip Meaden
NLMS Chairman

Steve Bingham
NLMS Course Director

Comments from Course Members

“Queenswood is a high spot of our year. Many thanks for providing such a super musical experience.”

“Many thoughts will remain with me after what has been one of the most exhausting but rewarding weeks of my whole life.”

“This week was close to being perfect for me.”

“I would like to thank all staff, tutors, helpers and the members for my first happy week at NLMS. Not only musically helpful but friendly. I look forward to next year.”

“A wonderful week of hard, fulfilling study and practice. A very good social opportunity to meet and make new friends with common interests. Well done everybody.”

“The tutors are absolutely marvellous.”

“The venue, organisation, facilities and camaraderie have been 1st rate.”

“I had such a good time. Music-making is so exciting!”

“This course keeps me smiling for weeks.”

“Excellent week! Thank you very much: tutors very professional, friendly environment. I’ve learned a lot. No complaints.”