Enjoy a weekend course of music making at The Burn, a beautiful 17th Century country house near the village of Edzell.

Tutors: Mike Brogan and Catherine Evison

9th - 11th September 2022

10th - 12th March 2023

8th - 10th September 2023


With music provided by SSA tutors, you can take part in large sax ensembles, quartets, trios, and workshops. Playing sessions run throughout the day and into the evening with plenty of breaks for meals, walks, and impromptu scratch band rehearsals! Expect technique tips, innovative arrangements and free goodies, all delivered in a relaxed and fun atmosphere.

The Burn is situated at the foot of Glenesk, one of Scotland’s most scenic glens, approximately 1 mile (2km) north of the village of Edzell and 6 miles (10km) north of the town of Brechin, and the River North Esk forms the western boundary of the site. Surprisingly close to major towns and cities, but still removed and serene in its own estate, The Burn is uniquely positioned in Scotland and affords visitors a peaceful environment and the chance to reflect and relax. With its warm hospitality, excellent catering and relaxing environment, The Burn offers a home from home in the Scottish Highlands.  

Minimum playing standard Grade 3


Participants must be over 18​​

Arrival time 2.30pm Friday (later arrivals are welcome for those travelling after work)

Depart 4.30pm Sunday


9th to 11th September 2022

10th to 12th March 2023

8th - 10th September 2023


Participant single room   - £320

Participant sharing room - £290

Non-Participant single room   - £220

Non-Participant sharing room - £190


The Burn (near Edzell)




Some feedback from our previous courses at The Burn...

"The weekend was packed with information and I’ve got a list of things to think about, try out, practise, research. Loads to apply to my playing."

"As a first timer this was a simply brilliant opportunity for me to join in. I can't thank you enough for the highest quality teaching, your encouragement & the wonderful musical arrangements we played. The whole experience will last with me for a long time."

"The weekend format was a real winner - a good balance of instruction / have a bash by yourselves"



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1)  Please complete and send us the application form below.

2)  We will then send you bank details and booking conditions on return. Please pay the booking fee as a bank transfer.  Your booking isn't confirmed until payment is complete!


All prices include breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 'Participant' denotes anyone intending to take part in the course, 'Non-participants' denotes anyone accompanying a participant.  Please note that bedrooms are not en-suite.

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