As a service to the community, the Society maintains this non-comprehensive list of upcoming workshops that include the viol. We focus on workshops located in North America or online, though we include workshops hosted by other viola da gamba societies around the world.

To have your workshop listed here, please contact us.

Amherst Early Music: Mini Winter Weekend Workshop

Saturday January 15 - Sunday January 16, 2022


Classes include: The Anatomy of a Mystical Marriage: Integrating Solo and Bass in Marais‘ Preludes, with Sarah Cunningham (viol), and Leon Schelhase (harpsichord).

Cambridge Early Music: Mr Byrd’s Private Music

Saturday July 16 to Saturday July 23, 2022

Benslow Music, Hitchin, UK

Mr Byrd’s Private Music: Music for recreation and devotion in Byrd’s inner circle  will be a chance to look in depth at the incomparable music of William Byrd: motets, madrigals, masses, viol consorts, solo consort songs (some arranged as lute songs) and consort anthems (including two newly-reconstructed works), with Clare Wilkinson (voice), Jacob Heringman (lute), and William Hunt (viol).

Mideast Early Music Workshop: Revel in the Renaissance

Sunday July 17 - Saturday July 23, 2022

LaRoche University, Pittsburgh, PA


Friendly, welcoming staff and students will make you feel right at home with us! Bring recorder, viola da gamba or Baroque flute as your main instrument for the morning technique class, then enjoy the chance to play in various sizes of mixed consorts and a variety of elective classes the remainder of the day.

Irish Recorder and Viol Course

Saturday August 20 - Saturday August 27,  2022

An Grianán, Termonfechin, Ireland


A course designed for players of recorders, viols and other early instruments, covering a wide repertoire from ancient to modern. Sessions include one-to-a-part groups, workshops, consort songs, trio sonatas, choir, large and small ensembles.