Contact Us

Full details of each of our short courses are listed on the web pages.  Please note that you can book on each individual course by visiting the relevant page and clicking on the ‘Book now’ button underneath each course description. Once you have completed your booking form, you will be required to pay the course fee in order to secure your place on the course.

If you would like any additional information about our short courses, please contact us:

Office hours for enquiries and payments: Monday - Friday, 9:30am - 4:30pm

Please note that we do not offer individual tuition as part of our short course programme. The Short Courses team are unable to answer enquiries regarding this.


Meet the Team

Karen Gourlay - Head of Junior LCoM and Short Courses

Karen initially studied jazz at Leeds College of Music, she continued her studies at the University of Leeds and has a first class honours degree in music. Awarded a distinction for the MMus in composition,she studied with Sam Hayden, Martin Watkins, and most influentially, Philip Wilby. She has just completed MSc at the University of Huddersfield in Technology Enhanced Learning. Her research project looked at how instrumental teachers can use technology to support teaching and learning. 

As a composer, Karen is a former winner of the Yorkshire Composers' Competition and her work has been performed internationally, including performances at Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, the Sydney Festival, the Royal College of Music, and the USA. She was commissioned by Youth Music to write an ensemble scheme for the so called 'endangered species' group of instruments.  Breathless for low flute quartet has been performed performed in Chicago, Warwick and Washington DC. Dreamscape for flute and guitar is recorded by Carla Rees and David Black  and broadcast on Radio 3. Her work is published by Forton Music and Tetractys Publishing

Kate Tanner - Short Courses Manager

Kate Tanner (BMus) is the Short Courses Manager. She looks after the programme of short courses, evening classes, community ensembles and summer schools at Leeds College of Music. Originally from Devon, Kate’s love of music began as a young chorister, and later Deputy Head Girl Chorister, of Exeter Cathedral. Kate graduated from Huddersfield University in 2010 with a first class honours degree in Music. She plays the piano and bassoon, and has studied under teachers Joan Dixon and David Baker. She has been based in Yorkshire since 2007, having moved to Leeds after her degree. Since graduating, she has worked for Manchester Camerata in the Learning and Participation team, as part of the Events team for the Lake District Summer Music Festival, and for Guide Dogs UK, before taking up her role at LCoM.

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