“one of Europe’s
most sought-after
conducting teachers”

European String Teachers Magazine

 

Welcome to Denise Ham - The Craft of Conducting

Denise Ham is sought by serious students of conducting the world over, many of them as a result of seeing her unique instructional DVD, “The Craft of Conducting”.

She is renowned for equipping conductors with an effective technique and for helping to solve the physical and musical problems they face. Her teaching is based on the Toscanini/Barzin technique - a comprehensive technique that applies to any ensemble - orchestras, choirs, bands - and to amateur and professional ensembles alike.

Conducting Courses and individual tuition with Denise

The London Conducting Academy: a year’s course for a small class of eight conductors who wish to develop their skills through a consistent programme of study with Denise Ham and distinguished guest tutors and soloists. Get information...

Wimborne Conducting: an intensive weekend of conducting tuition for a maximum of twelve students plus observers. Read more...

Sherborne Sumer School of Music: running for two weeks in August, the George Hurst Conductors’ Course was established in 1960 and has long been acknowledged as one of the best in the world. Read more...

Private Tuition: tailored to the individual’s needs, private tuition can be booked for any amount of time from an hour to several days. To enquire click here...

Read what other musicians say about Denise Ham

"Denise is truly an exceptional teacher who influenced my life in many ways. With her I discovered a real and unique conducting technique that has been helpful through my entire career. She helped me grow as conductor and musician and I am deeply grateful to her for everything I learnt."

Octavio Mas-Arocas - Winner,
Thelma A. Robinson Conducting Award from Conductors Guild

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Denise Ham

Denise Ham
GTCL, LTCL, ARCM, Hon ARAM is one of Europe's foremost teachers of conducting, much in demand as a director of courses and workshops.

Former tutor in conducting at the Royal Academy of Music in London and at the internationally renowned George Hurst Conductors’ Course at Sherborne Summer School of Music, she has also trained and conducted orchestras in the UK and Europe.

 

Instructional DVD, 'The Craft of Conducting'

Purchase Denise Ham’s instructional DVD, The Craft of Conducting in two volumes.

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