What our students and parents think


“A blend of music and social activities in a magical location. Keep up the great work - one of the best courses I've come across (and I work in the field as a professional musician).”


Mike, Parent, UK


"I honestly think Buddy has had one of the best weeks of his life. We were overwhelmed by the standard of performance last night. The children's ability to have perfected so many things in their time at The Ingenium Academy was astonishing."


Emma, Mother, UK


"I will definitely go back to school with a huge amount of new experience that will be precious both to me and my peers ... I'm very proud and aware of the incredible progress I made!"


Giona, Saxophone Student, 14, Italy


“The teachers were all very kind, I enjoyed each lesson with them! I felt like they really loved their job, and the only thing they wanted was to help us; so I felt free to ask them anything I wanted to make sure about.”


Eléonore, Piano Student, 14, France


 Ingenium brings people together. It's amazing how many good friends you can make that share your love for music.” 


Isabel, Vocal Student, 15, Spain

"Everyone was happy, smiling and willing to help. The teaching was so professional but we were all one big family."


Karolina, vocal student, 16, Czech Republic


"I think the program was well thought through and overall a wonderful experience for any teenager. My daughter learned, grew and had a wonderful experience abroad. I would highly recommend Ingenium."


Michelle, Parent, USA


“Musically, the experience was very motivating for Isabel. She has improved her playing and broadened her musical appreciation.”


Melanie, Parent, UK


"I learnt how to be creative in music thanks to the good teachers I had ... being with people of different customs helps you to open your mind. And I learnt a lot of English!"


Sofia, Violin Student, 16, Spain


"From the very first day, I learned that in a brand new situation, everyone feels like a fish out of water, so you just have to jump in. It made me into someone who is an extremely outgoing person in new situations"


Shannon, Vocal Student, 18, USA


"The course was professional and intense, yet friendly and encouraging. It focussed on variety and personal development for each student. I think the course did an extraordinary job of covering every aspect of Saxophone playing and practice. Incredibly developing and fun."


Jonas, Saxophone student, Norway

"The academy was fun, educational and inspiring and the teaching was really excellent, friendly and interactive. I had a wonderful time, made some really good friends and can't wait to come back next year!"

Buddy, Bassoon Student, 15, UK


"Karol had the time of his life and his music and piano playing has really improved. To see so many young people so talented and to think that our son had the chance to spend three weeks in this music environment it was our and his dream come true."

Basia, Mother, UK / Poland


"I loved all the workshops, especially the improvisation, gospel and beatbox workshops "


Clara, Piano Student, 16, Spain


"Everything from the kids' arrival to the workshops to the outings was well organised and well-balanced."

Diana and George, Parents, USA

"Jos has grown in confidence throughout the whole Ingenium Experience (applying - getting admitted -going there - meeting all those fantastic musicians from all over the world). He was very proud to be part of that group. "


Jos and Kristen, parents, Belgium


"I learnt a lot at the Ingenium Academy. I improved my musical skills loads from all the sight readings, master classes and playing in the orchestra. In addition to that, I enhanced my ability to play in ensemble and to be more in tune. I also got introduced to other aspects of music through all the workshops and musicianship classes. "

Layan, Viola Student, 15, Palestine


"We were delighted to find Francois so happy after his three-week stay in Winchester. Thank you for having given Francois such a special experience. "

Catherine, Mother, France

"Our son has benefited greatly in his musicianship. He played with new confidence at the final concert, which was a joy to watch. "


Emma, Mother, UK


"I want to thank you very much for giving Adam a wonderful experience, one that he will never forget! As parents, my husband and I saw a big difference in Adam's self-confidence. He came back extremely happy and the first thing he said was that he wished he had signed up for the full 3 weeks! He enjoyed every second. Thanks to you and all your staff. He most certainly wants to go back next summer!"

Maie and Karim, Parents, Egypt


"After my piano lessons I was really happy - they were really interesting, The teaching was so good. I learnt so much especially about the movement of the hands and body in relation to the sound - really amazing!"


Clara, Piano Student, 16, Spain

"The organisation of the Ingenium Academy was absolutely wonderful! There was excellent attention to detail. The setting was beautiful, comfortable and safe and the atmosphere was friendly, lively , fun and focused."


Zeena and Tim, Parents, UK


"The Ingenium Academy was amazing, unforgettable and incredible - the happiest three weeks of my life!"


Anna, Cello Student, 18, UK


"The organisation was superb. Karol gained inspiration for his future musical career and has been really motivated."


Basia, Mother, UK / Poland

"It was such a wonderful experience. One that Holly will always remember. We cannot thank you enough."


Zeena and Tim, Parents, UK

"My favourite workshop was the gospel singing workshop with Ken Burton. It was special because of the style of his teaching and his originality."


Veriko, Vocal Student, 16, Georgia

"Every day at the Ingenium Academy had something fun in it! My favourite workshop was with Jo from the Swingle Singers; she gave us a lot of useful advice and working with her was fun and educational. I liked that she encouraged us to express ourselves and gave us opportunities to improvise."


Doroteja, Vocal Student, 14, Lithuania

"I just wanted to say thank you because you have really made my summer unforgettable and hopefully I'll see you again next year!"


Claudia, Flute Student, UK and Canada

"Ingenium was the best possible way to enable my child to experience the passion, professionalism and great fun connected to music. It was the most inspiring experience."


Monika, mother, Poland

"No words are enough to describe this extraordinary experience. Many thanks for arranging everything; it was perfectly organised from all the aspects, musically and activities etc. Thank you for making me a better person; I did not only improve musically but on the personal side too."


Layan, Viola Student, 15, Palestine

"I can only say congratulations for what you have done. My daughter has been totally motivated and happy. I think it was the best summer course she has ever been on."


Maite, Mother, Spain

"It was beyond expectations. Nicole really loved it, the music, the trips, and she also made wonderful friends. Nicole loved this residency so much she would like to repeat it again next year."


Luisa and Raul, Parents, UK and Portugal

"The teaching at the Academy was passionate and in-depth; it gave me a better insight into the music world and life in the industry."


Claudia, Flute Student, UK and Canada

"Keep going, this camp is fabulous!"


Estelle, mother, Sweden

"We had so much fabulous feedback from our son - Congratulations to the chef too! The desserts especially were much appreciated."


Jos and Kristen, parents, Belgium

"The course more than met our hopes and expectations and the quality of tutors was really top-notch and inspiring for our son."


Jonathan and Sarah, parents, UK

"The course was everything and more, our son loved it from beginning to end. He really did not want to leave."


Jonathan and Sarah, parents, UK