The National Youth Orchestras of Scotland’s Training Ensembles are designed for younger players around the age of 8-14 (ABRSM Grade 3, as a guide only) to prepare them for entry into an Orchestra. 

Our courses adopt a holistic approach, concentrating on learning repertoire, listening skills and musicianship, together with advice on audition preparation and each course culminates with a private showcase performance for friends and family. We provide a fun, yet focussed learning environment with games, pop song arrangements, jazz and mini concerts. A place where students are encouraged to grow as musicians and as people in a relaxed atmosphere.

Applications are now closed, and will reopen early 2019. If you would like to be added to our mailing list to be notified as soon as 2019 applications open, please email Spaces tend to fill up fast, especially upper strings and student places are allocated on a first come first served basis. 



Key Information:

Strings Training Course

Course Director: 

Roddy Long

Dates: 10-13 July 2018

Venue: Kilgraston School, Perthshire

Course Fee: £300 (4 days) 


Key Information:

Wind Training Course

Course Director: Stephen West

Dates: 7-10 July 2018

Venue: Kilgraston School, Perthshire

Course Fee: £300 (4 days)


Key Information:

Brass Training Course

Course Director: Steven Cowling

Dates: 13-15 July 2018

Venue: Kilgraston School, Perthshire

Course Fee: £250 (3 days)


Key Information:

Percussion Training Course

Course Director: Tom Hunter

Dates: 13-15 July 2018

Venue: Kilrgraston School Perthshire

Course Fee: £250 (3 days)