The Bendada Music Festival offers a unique combination of daily individual instrumental lessons, chamber music coachings, and performance opportunities. Each day is filled with electives, such as choir, music theory, composition, and improvisation workshops, which provide the students with an immersive and inspiring musical experience. In addition to the final gala concert, students are invited to perform daily concerts in picturesque venues and concert halls across the region, where teachers and students perform together onstage.

Between lessons, workshops, rehearsals, and concerts, the Festival also includes outings to the surrounding areas such as Sortelha, Belmonte, and Sabugal, where centuries-old castles tower inconspicuously over the hubbub of everyday life. Visits to museums and outdoor recreational activities offer students the ideal opportunity to relax while appreciating the local culture and breathtaking landscapes.