Courses and Workshops

Summer Harmony

Acapella Harmony Singing for All

Friday 29 June – Sunday 1 July 2018

A special workshop to experience the joy of singing beautiful spine-tingling harmony songs from around the world, and to share the beauty and magic of singing together in harmony. With home-made sangria and a barbeque on the Saturday night (weather permitting), this will be a lovely weekend to relax and enjoy some midsummer frolics!

Price: £310.00 inclusive


Jazz, Blues and Gospel

Music from the American South

Friday 12 October – Sunday 14 October 2018 

A weekend to celebrate black American music in all its forms! Swing along with syncopated jazz rhythms whilst learning to expand your vocal range; learn to express the deep emotion and feeling of the Blues; and lift your spirits with the vibrant vocals and powerful rhythmic choruses of gospel music. This will be a lot of fun!

Price: £310.00 inclusive


Songs for Christmas and New Year

The Wandering William Christmas Party

Friday 7 December – Sunday 9 December 2018

With the festive season fast approaching, this will be a weekend to celebrate the magic of Christmas and Mid-Winter by singing carols, wassails and other seasonal songs. Clare will be serving up delicious Christmas Fare throughout the weekend, there will be Champagne on the Friday night and a Ceilidh on the Saturday night, with dancing to live music interspersed with participants performing songs, readings, sketches etc. Always one of our most popular weekends! 

Price £350.00 inclusive.


Jonna Rivers

All the weekends will be led by Jonna Rivers, whom some of you will remember better as Orla. As well as facilitating two Mastering a Better Singing Voice workshops with Abbie Lathe, Jonna has led a number of fabulous workshops at Wandering William. She is a Natural Voice Practitioner and a brilliant and playful teacher, whose workshops are informal, full of laughs, a lot of fun, and guaranteed to leave you inspired, uplifted, enlivened and renewed!


Wandering William

All the weekends are held at Wandering William, a residential centre housed in converted 17th Century Barns just outside Ludlow in Shropshire.

The price includes shared accommodation in a twin or double room, (although it may on occasions be possible to offer single accommodation depending on numbers); all food, which is homemade and lovingly prepared in the kitchen by Clare, using organic and locally sourced ingredients wherever possible; and of course all workshop sessions. Places are limited to 16 guests per workshop, so it is advisable to book early.

For further information or to book a place on any workshop, please contact: Richard Maddicott, Wandering William Workshops, Foldgate Farm, Steventon, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 4BN  Tel: 01584 877899  Email:

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