Having had the most amazing week on the BKA's Summer School.
It's been a difficult year for us, with a 'change of management' and some financial problems that meant we had to prune the SS down this year a bit.
BUT the organisation was great (we had a wonderfully unflappable and efficient administration person, ably assisted by the forums' own JudithJ
The students (bar one
) were absolutely wonderful - a sprinkling of 'old hands' but MASSES of new people of all ages...lots of young people, including several MEN for a change (including one lovely and very-pleasing-on-the-eye chap from the Geneva Conservatoire
)...and there was just SUCH a lovely atmosphere all week - calm, friendly, positive, supportive
The two Hungarian tutors were wonderful and (as predicted) the course fell in love en masse
with The Lovely Laszlo *lol*. I don't think I've ever known anyone quite so remarkable - his quiet charisma seems to mesmerise everyone.
The last singing session yesterday was absolutely wonderful and one piece had me in tears. Still buzzing from it all and busy planning next year's in my head already...