summer school
Welcome unlimited amount of ability can develop, when parent and child are having fun together...  Shin'ichi Suzuki

A warm welcome to the Temple Dinsley Summer School website.


It is my great pleasure to be the Director of this 'action-packed' Suzuki Summer Event.  The children adore their few days with us – they learn
more about playing their instrument and about 'music making' in a
wide sense in these few days as in the rest of the year !


Temple Dinsley is a  vibrant and activity-filled 4 day Suzuki
Camp set in the  sanctuary of a girl’s boarding school within
the rolling hills of the Hertfordshire countryside. The course
is open to children (and their parents) from the age of 3 who
play string instruments or piano and learn with a Suzuki Teacher.


The course has now been running for 43 years and this year
marks the 33rd year at Princess Helena College. I feel very
proud to have among our staff some of the most talented and able
teachers of the Suzuki method in the world.


In addition to individual and group tuition, the course offers organised games, creative arts, Dalcroze, orchestra, improvisation, sport facilities and a large outdoor heated swimming pool. For parents we provide inspirational talks and organised music making in the evenings.


We offer accommodation in comfortable rooms within the House, or the more adventurous are welcome to set up camp in front of the House.




Hannah Biss

Course Director