Residential participants

We are looking forward very much to welcoming you to the 2022 Richard Michael Jazz Summer Course. The full address of the venue is Strathallan School, Forgandenny, Perth, PH2 9EG. There will be a jazz course banner on the gates, and signs along the driveway directing you to the RMJSC parking and registration.

The course begins on Sunday 3rd July with dinner at 6.00 pm, followed by an introductory session from 7.00 pm to approximately 8.30 pm. You will NOT need your instrument for this session. We begin each day from Monday to Friday inclusive at 9.30 am with a warm-up session. The course ends with an informal concert from 2 pm until 4 pm on Friday 8th July, to which family and friends are warmly invited.

Registration for residential participants runs from 4 pm until 6 pm on Sunday 3rd July. If you are not going to be able to arrive between these times, please let us know. In particular, please tell us if you will need an evening meal setting aside for you.

There is car parking on campus, for which permits must be displayed. We will distribute permits as required when you register, but it would be most helpful if you could kindly email us the registration number of your vehicle as soon as possible, please.

Please ensure that you have tested negative for COVID no more than 18 hours before arriving to register for the course, and familiarise yourself with our COVID-19 procedures. Please note that if anyone tests positive for COVID at any stage, it will be necessary for them to leave the course, in compliance with the requirements of the venue.

Accommodation is in single study bedrooms with shared facilities. Bedding and towels are provided. Each room has just one pillow, so if you require additional pillows (and pillowcases), please bring them with you. Please note that the bedrooms can be locked only from the inside, and therefore no valuable items should be left in your room in your absence. Please do not bring any unnecessary valuables or cash with you. We will have the facility to lock away any items which you wish to be kept secure during the day, so please contact one of the administration or houseparent team on arrival if you would like to make use of this. We will also have a lockable room available for instruments outwith class times.

Please bring your own instrument and, if possible, a music stand, which should be labelled with your name. If you play keyboard / piano or drums, and are unable to bring your own instrument, please let us know immediately if you have not already done so. Please arrange adequate insurance cover for your instruments, as they will not be covered under either ESJE’s or the school’s policy.

We will be able to use the swimming pool from 5 pm until 6 pm each day from Monday to Thursday inclusive. Please bring your own towel for use in the pool.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any queries about the course.