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The Trevor Wye Studio Summer Course

Sunday, 21 August, 18:00 - Saturday, 27 August 10:00

Where? Trevor Wye Studio, Hastingleigh, Kent, UK

A unique experience to work with Trevor Wye at his studio with music  archives and instrument library.

8 playing places  (almost full)

Day visitors welcome

There is a 6 hour daily schedule, beginning with warm up sessions with Trevor, Study Classes and Orchestral Extracts, Lectures on the History of the Flute (with the chance to see some of Trevor's extensive collection), Coached Ensembles, Tuning and Flute Maintenance/Repair/Construction and a Concert at the end of the week to show what has been worked on over the duration of the course.

Julie Wright will be on hand to help with any additional tuition, piccolo classes, ensembles and pedagogy sessions.

Everyone will benefit from the opportunity to play with Anne Marshall, our course pianist.

The course is open to UK and International flute players of all standards, from adults who may be just beginning or wanting some refresher lessons to students and players studying degrees in Music at University or Conservatoires and Professionals.

Fully residential with participants staying in the local village of Wye.

Full Board and all tuition included.

No car needed and we can collect from Wye station

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Flute Holiday with Philippa Davies

Sunday, 4 September, 18:00 - Saturday, 10 September 10:00

Where? 'Cubertou' 46700 St Martin le Redon, France

A rare opportunity for amateur players, teachers and early professionals to enhance their skills dramatically with this exceptional performer and teacher.

Philippa Davies is an inspirational performer who is an international soloist, chamber musician  and guest principal with the major orchestras. She is a wonderful teacher who launches conservatoire students on successful careers and also knows how to get the best out of adult players.

You will be immersed in music making and enjoy workshops on all aspects of playing and performing with this world class musician.

The course is limited to 16 participants so all players get direct tuition from Philippa Davies.

Prices (include tuition, meals and wine with supper)

Single Room:                                             £700 / 950€
Shared Twin Room:                                  £550 / 745€
Cubertou Bell Tent (sole occupant):      £550 / 745€
Bring your own Tent:                               £400 / 545€

Further information and application forms at

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The Flowing Flautist Retreat: a 3 day flute course with Dr. Jessica Quinones and Guest Teachers

Friday, 16 September, 16:00 - Sunday, 18 September 16:00

Where? St. Agnes, Cornwall, (near Truro)

What is the Flowing Flautist retreat about?
This isn't your typical flute retreat!
This 3 day course is created to provide you the tools and techniques help your musicality flow. Achieving a state of flow is about being ‘in the zone’ and finding the ‘magic’ in your playing so that you can tap into more joy and creativity in your unique musicianship.

Refine your flute skills and learn how to express your self musically.

This retreat is for you if...
You’re wanting to find your musical flow with ease and grace
You’re feeling ‘stuck’ or ‘bored’ in your current musical patterns
You desire to learn how movement can better support artistic expression
You’re open to playful musical experimentation in a supportive, relaxed and friendly setting
You’re craving fresh and innovative approaches to interpretation and musical creativity

t's a 3-day experience.
Day 1 is devoted to clarity: figuring out what’s going on internally with your flute playing, including exploration of mindfulness, meditation and breathwork.
Day 2 is devoted to originality: you’ll have 9 hours of practical, hands-on flute workshops to try out new fresh interpretation ideas, improvisation, movement and expression.
Day 3 is devoted to integration: including a morning flute ensemble session and then 2 further workshops to assimilate the weekend’s topics to put musical flow into your everyday.

With Guest Practitioners Ruth Ballantyne, Odry Bastianello, Biljana Lipic and Mike Nottage.

The retreat also includes gorgeous award-wining accommodation in the heart of St. Agnes, a welcome Cornish cream tea, free time to relax (sea kayaking, surfing, a spa massage, take a snooze!), and lots of delicious food—including a Sunday picnic from the famous Genki Beach hut café.

FOR MORE please visit or email Jessica at

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Flutes en Vacances in Scotland   Flutes with Julie Wright and Clarinets with Nicholas Foster

Friday, 23 September, 18:00 - Monday, 26 September 12:00

Where? Blairgowrie, Tayside, Perthshire, Scotland

A 3 day week end course for all levels of Adult flute player with Julie Wright and Adult clarinet players with Nicholas Foster.

Tone, Technique, repertoire and coached ensembles in workshop sessions. 1 : 1 help available, too.

Stay in this beautiful house with many bedrooms ensuite and ample space to rehearse. Centrally heated with unlimited hot water.  Delicious home cooking with special diets catered for where possible.


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Flutes en Vacances in Capranica-Sutri, near Rome, Italy!

Saturday, 8 October - Saturday, 15 October

Where? Capranica-Sutri, near Rome, Italy

8th – 15th October

Retreat to Italy!

Stay 5 – 7 nights in this restored monastery, farmhouse and stable with 25 hectares of private land; the place for a musical retreat.

We work all morning, take lunch out whilst sight seeing all afternoon and return at 17.00 with more playing until dinner at 19.30. Feel free to continue playing after dinner –  there are no neighbours to disturb! The tuition will be a mixture of ensembles and individual help depending on the balance of the players. Opt in and out as you wish and feel free to take a trip further afield to see Rome.

Non playing partners and friends are very welcome; this venue and area is rich in leisure activities

We have 13 bedrooms with many ensuite, all furnished in simple yet comfortable rustic style. Many spaces in which to relax indoors and out, with ample rehearsal spaces. Outdoor swimming pool with extensive landscaped gardens and cultivated fields to explore. The local countryside of Capranica and Sutri is within easy distance with lake Vico in an extinct volcanic crater just a little further.

Visit Rome’s famous sights – we are just 1km (15 mins on foot) from Capranica-Sutri railway station with a direct train to St. Peter’s Basilica Station (1 hour) and Trastevere Station (1 hour and 10 minutes). Both connect directly to the airport links.

Travel: fly to Rome with many carriers daily and either hire a car or take the train from the airport. If enough people arrive together we can arrange a shared taxi transit.

Train from Basilica St. Peter to Capranica-Sutri: 1 hour

Train from Rome airport (FCO): 2 hours,

Course starts at 17.30 on 8th and ends after breakfast on 15th October

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Flutes en Vacances in Kent!

Friday, 28 October - Friday, 4 November

Where? Hoath House, Chiddingstone Hoath, Edenbridge, Kent, UK

Stay in this amazing venue with wood panels, original beams and oil portraits. All luxury rooms with tv, many ensuites. Nearest airport is London Gatwick with easy train links. Otherwise we suggest meeting at 16:00 for a shared taxi. Hoath House is a large Grade II listed manor house set in it’s own grounds near Edenbridge and Royal Tonbridge Wells, Kent.

Choice of superking doubles/twin rooms, with or without ensuites. Spacious living areas, a snug, library/games room with open fire and woodburner. 6 acres of private grounds, tennis court and off road parking. Free wifi

October 28th – 31st  3 nights

Flute workshop course with Julie Wright. Flutes of all levels welcome for small workshop based group tuition on Tone, Technique, Breathing, Tips, Tricks  and Ensembles. Also parallel Saxophone Ensemble Coaching Course with Nicholas Foster. It is  possible to stay for up to 7 nights. Beginners to Advanced players. Late starters and lapsed learners are our speciality.

A small course to give maximum attention, especially useful for those unable to have regular tuition. Don’t worry if this is your first course; we are completely sympathetic to your needs and adjust our teaching accordingly. Sessions include – tone, technique, scales and breathing – repertoire – small ensembles – tips and general problem solving –  advice sessions – non competitive environment – pianist available

Start time 18.00 on 28th October End time  12.00 on 31st October

October 31st – November 4th  stay 3/4 nights

Flute Ensemble Coaching Course with daily warm ups and teaching classes with Julie Wright. Clarinet Players of all levels for 1:1 tuition and  duets with Nicholas Foster + ensembles with the flutes. Suits Personal Development criteria for teachers. Non playing partners all welcome.

Start time 17.00 on 31st October End time after breakfast on 4th October or midday on 26th if staying for 3 nights.

Travel by car and park on site: Very easy location from Central/Southern England just off the M25. Travel time (hours): Oxford 1.45; Northampton 2.00; Bristol 2.30; Birmingham 2.45; Cardiff 3.00; Exeter 3.45; Cambridge 1.40. Travel by train: to Edenbridge and take a taxi – we suggest a 5.30 meeting time at the station if wishing to share the taxi with other attendees. Regular trains via East Croydon from London Bridge.

Close to London Gatwick airport for trains as above via East Croydon. London Heathrow airport- take Tube to London Bridge then via East Croydon to Edenbridge

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The Flute Player's Blueprint

Saturday, 29 October, 10:00 - 17:00

Where? Sharrow Performing Arts Space
Sitwell Road
S7 1BE, UK

A Flute Player's Blueprint, a one-day workshop with Dr. Jessica Quiñones

in partnership with Rachel Shirley and the Sheffield Flute Choir

​Saturday 29th October 2016
10am - 5pm
Sharrow Performing Arts Space
Sitwell Road, Sheffield S7 1BE, UK
Suitable for players of all levels, ages 18+ 
Cost: £60

"The beginning is the most important part of the work" – Plato 

If you’re craving fresh and innovative tools to build a strong and unshakeable foundation to your playing then this workshop is for you. Spend a day with innovative international flute player and teacher Jessica in a relaxed, friendly and supportive setting at the Sharrow Performing Arts Space. Explore and experiment with a variety of methods in which to master and (re)visit those key flute essentials such as breathing, finger technique, articulation, vibrato and posture. Whether you are an absolute beginner or a seasoned flute teacher in need of new inspiration, this workshop will provide a blueprint in which to build, remodel, and develop your own unique playing for years to come.

At the end of this one-day workshop you will be able to:
-- Use your body for optimal positioning to find better resonance in breathing and tone
-- Explore different methods through which your tone quality can be refined
-- Understand how to create different articulation styles for a variety of musical settings
-- Develop a varied approach to vibrato so it’s not ‘one size fits all’
-- Learn techniques to be at ease in your posture and fingerings to alleviate tension and stress when playing

Want to receive personalised advice about your flute playing from Jessica during the workshop? Grab your spot to be one of 5 flautists that will be given 1:1 attention during the class sessions. Simply let us know on the booking form, stating which one area you would like help with - choose from breathing, finger technique, articulation, vibrato or tone. These slots will be allotted on a first come, first served basis. *UPDATE (14/06/2016): the 1:1 slots have all been taken! If you would like to be considered as a reserve for any of these slots, please tick the relevant box on the booking form.*

'Coffee break' refreshments will be provided (please bring your own lunch).

To book - complete the booking form here.
​Join the Facebook event here!
​Any questions? Email Rachel at

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Flute School London weekend course

Saturday, 29 October, 10:00 - Sunday, 30 October 17:00

Where? The Hall School
23 Crossfield Road
London NW3 4NU

With guest tutors Anna Noakes and Andy Findon. An action-packed weekend of masterclasses, technique workshops, ensemble playing, concerts, and more! For details and updates see our website or Facebook page 

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Flutes en Vacances in Derbyshire!

Monday, 14 November - Thursday, 17 November

Where? The Malthouse, Water Lane, Cromford, Matlock, Derbyshire. UK DE4 3QH

November 14th – 17th  3 nights (with the possibility to extend to 7 nights with 1 : 1 tuition)

Flute Ensemble Coaching  and Tuition Course includes tone, technique and intonation. We also cover general tips and problem solving whilst rehearsing the ensembles. Workshop based group learning sessions throughout the day. Stay in this exceptional 9 bedroomed conversion of Arkwright’s Grade II listed former corn mill in the Peak District. The house is situated in Cromford Village with its Mill pond, Book shop, tea shops and great pubs.

Easy access from M6 and A6 or we can meet at Cromford Station. Matlock Bath – 1 mile; Matlock – 3 miles; Bakewell – 10 miles.

There are several spacious living and dining areas, 3 kitchens, 9 bedrooms, each with tv and several ensuite.

The Malthouse is designed over 3 floors and the house overlooks the millpond. All facilities are modern and furnished to the highest specification. The house has original stone steps and walls and a mill wheel feature on the lower ground floor.

Saxophone and clarinet courses are also available in parallel.


Start time  17.00 on 14th November. End time 12.00 midday on 17th November.


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