Welcome to the Ulster College of Music

A registered charity established in 1966 by Miss Daphne Bell MBE (charity no: NIC101695)

We are proud to employ highly qualified teaching staff, professional performers and members of the Ulster Orchestra who together provide:

  • classes in GCSE & A Level Music, Aural Skills, Music Theory, Music Appreciation, Chamber Music;
  • junior classes: Musical Fun Foundation Course For Children, Recorder, Suzuki Violin, Junior Ensemble Class;
  • individual lessons to pupils of all ages on a variety of instruments, including all orchestral instruments, piano, guitar, voice, drama and Irish Traditional instruments.

Classical Composers 2


Music Appreciation 

Music Appreication Talk



Chamber Music Classes

Ulster College of Music Summer Chamber Music Course:

  • Saturday 6, 13, 27 August & 3 September, from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Tutor: Mrs Astrid King
  • Three sessions: £48 or Four Sessions: £64
  • Please register in the office by the end of term

Ulster College of Music Chamber Music Class for summer term:

  • Dates for the Chamber Music Class summer term: April 9 and 16, May 21, June 4 and 11.





Summer Theory Course

Ulster College of Music Summer School

  • Every Wednesday in August at 19:00 for one hour
  • All Grades
  • Tutor: Ismael Florit
  • Four Sessions: £32 or Five Sessions: £40
  • Please register in the office by the end of term








Registration Day

Ulster College of Music Registration Day

  • 3rd September 10:00am – 2:00pm

Harry's Flyer


Harry Cawood

Masterclasses for Violin and Viola
Wednesday 19 & Saturday 22 October 2016

Having heard the violin on the radio, aged 4, Harry pleaded with his parents in Newcastle upon Tyne to let him learn to play. By the time he was 8 they relented and sent him to learn with a carpenter! Not an auspicious start. However he was fortunate to win scholarships to the Royal College of Music and subsequently to the class of Max Rostal in the Hochschule in Cologne.

A period in Lancaster University as first violin in the Resident String Quartet saw the performance of many new programmes and frequent live broadcasts. After 2 years, opportunities to move across the Atlantic presented themselves and Harry was appointed as Head of Strings in Victoria British Columbia. This allowed a wonderful mixture of teaching and performing solo and ensemble music from coast to coast.   One memorable experience was nineteen performances of the Mozart Sinfonie Concertante in twenty one days with Gerry Stanwick from the Fine arts quartet. During this period he was introduced to Ivan Galamian at The Julliard School and had a brief period of study with him before leading San Fransisco Opera for a season. But, following his heart, Harry returned to Salzburg to study String Quartet with Sandor Vegh and became assistant professor there.

On his return to the UK he guest led the English Chamber Orchestra on occasion and The Liverpool Philharmonic for six months. He was invited to guest lead the Scottish Chamber Orchestra where he met his wife Elizabeth. After this time Harry concentrated on teaching and chamber music. Many of his former pupils have become professional players and a few have become distinguished Professors themselves.

For the Master Class Application Form:
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