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The Verdun Allen Music Foundation offers short courses on the lives and works of famous composers and periods of musical history. Individual instrumental lessons can also be arranged. During May we raised £1500 for the Mustard Tree COVID-19 Crisis Fund. In June some donations will also go to the work of Manchester Buddhist Centre.

Online Courses via ZOOM in 2020

Music and Nature: Series 1
Birdsong in classical music
Thursdays (11, 18, 25 June), 2-4 p.m.

Music and Nature: Series 2
Rivers, Seas and Storms
Tuesdays (16, 23, 30 June) 2-4pm

These classes are free to all during the current lock-down, though a contribution to either the Mustard Tree COVID-19 Crisis Fund, or Manchester Buddhist Centre would be very welcome. Please email info@verdunallen.org.uk or telephone Steven Robinson on 07708128051 for more details.

Luther King House

Courses run on either Tuesday mornings (10.30-12.30pm) or afternoons (2-4 p.m.) at Luther King House in Fallowfield (see photo above). Each course offers an opportunity to explore well-known pieces of music and to meet other like-minded music lovers.


Steven Robinson

Steven Robinson is a freelance music lecturer. Following the completion of a Ph.D on the symphonies of Beethoven’s pupil, Ferdinand Ries, he taught for 10 years at The University of Liverpool and also gave lectures at Manchester University and the RNCM. He now runs Music Appreciation Holidays for HF Holidays at their country houses around the U.K. Steven is also an organist and pianist and gives lessons at his home in Stretford.