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Flutes en Vacances in Witney, Oxfordshire
Feb 12

Flutes en Vacances in Witney, Oxfordshire


Where? Home Farm,
Cokethorpe Park, Ducklington, Witney OX29 7PS

4 consecutive flute courses for adult players with Julie Wrights ARCM LGSM B.Ed Hon.

Suits all levels of player.

February 12th - 15th. Advanced level players, Flute Teachers, Professional Development

February 21st - 24th. Flute developmental course for all levels of player. 1:1 tuition and ensemble playing.

February 24th -25th. A 24 hour 'taster' course for those wishing to try for the first time. Individual attention and lessons with coached ensemble work

February 26th. A one single day 'quick fix' session for those with limited time. Non residential, 9.30am - 5pm.

Individual guidance and small ensemble playing.

Please see our websites for more detailed information.

Witney Flutes Courses. February 2016

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A Flute Feast in France
May 8

A Flute Feast in France


Where? Corbières, France

A Flute Feast in France with Paul Edmund-Davies (Simply Flute) and Elisabeth Hobbs (Flutes Inspired)

Set in a private boutique hotel, this unique course offers a flute-filled week of classes, chamber music, flute choir and individual lessons and accompaniment sessions, combined with the additional pleasures of fine wine and cuisine, history, and culture. Paul and Elisabeth will bring not only their flute playing talents but also their special personal interests to the course - Paul will don his sash and medal, as an Officier des Coteaux de Champagne, and lead champagne tastings every evening, while Elisabeth will dust off her moth-eaten doctoral gown to explore the fascinating medieval history of the region.

Places on this special course are now extremely limited, so early application is advised. Full information is available at

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Flutes en Vacances in Apraos Beach, Corfu, Greece
May 12

Flutes en Vacances in Apraos Beach, Corfu, Greece


Where? Apraos Beach, Corfu, Greece

May 12th – 16th

Advanced Adult Flutes, Teachers, Professional Development Grade 8+. Coached ensembles, duos and trios. Workshop style sessions with 1:1 help available. Non playing partners are always welcome. The accommodation is 2 secluded luxury villas within a few minutes walking distance of the beach and tavernas. 2 pools with terraces and fantastic views. Start time 17.30 on 12th May.End time after breakfast on 16th May

May 16th – 20th

All levels of Adult Flute from Intermediate players 5/6+ to Advanced players. Sax/Clarinet Players will also be working on parallel course. 2 playing groups and mixed ensembles. Non playing partners always welcome. 8 large bedroomed villa with swimming pool. Walking distance to beach and tavernas. All rooms with terrace or balcony. Some ensuites. Wonderful views. Coached ensembles with tone and technique workshop sessions. Duets and trios with a tutor. Masterclass – piece t.b.a on application. 1:1 help always available

Typical day: 08.45 breakfast on the terrace; 09.30 playing sessions all morning; 12.30 light lunch followed by free leisure time 17.00 playing session; 18.30 evening soiree; 19.30 full dinner al fresco. Full board.

Start time 17.30 on 16th May. End time after breakfast on 20th May

Travel with BA or Easyjet from UK or via Athens with Aegean to extend your trip.  Singles possible at good oprice on all carriers.

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Flutes en Vacances in Yorkshire!
Jun 6

Flutes en Vacances in Yorkshire!


Where? The Woodlands, The Mains, Giggleswick, nr. Settle, Yorkshire Dales. BD24 0AX

June 6th – 9th/10th  

Stay 3 or 4 nights

Retreat to the Yorkshire Dales for an intensive 1:1 course with Julie Wright, flutes and Nicholas Foster, clarinet and saxophone.

3 nights or 4th night extended stay. Day visitors welcome – please enquire. Flutes, clarinets and saxophones of all levels. Intensive tuition for all players from beginer to advanced. Suits personal or professional development criteria. Lapsed learners and late starters are our speciality. A useful course for those unable to take regular lessons. The course is small to give maximun attention with the emphasis on you, the individual player. Don’t worry if this is your first course, we are very sympathetic to you needs and adjust our teaching accordingly

Individual lessons – tone, technique, scales and breathing – repertoire- duets with tutor – resident pianist – non competitive environment – optional informal performance each evening. Non playing partners always welcome; walk the dales during the day and join us for meals and soirees. Local walks are easily acccessible and the historical town of Settle is just a few minutes away. Travel easily by train to Settle station- no car needed

Start time 18.00 on June 6th. End time 12.00 on June 9th if staying for 3 nights

End time after breakfast on June 10th if staying for 4 nights

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Flutes Inspired Greece
Jun 8

Flutes Inspired Greece


Where? Anavyssos, Greece

Join Elisabeth Hobbs and Zoë Booth for the 2016 Flutes Inspired course in Anavyssos, Greece. Elisabeth and Zoë's courses are renowned for their friendly and supportive atmosphere, combining outstanding flute tuition, ensemble playing and concerts with good food, local trips, and fluting friendship.

A very limited number of places are now remaining on this course. For full information and online application visit

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Flutes en Vacances in Lincolnshire!
Jun 10

Flutes en Vacances in Lincolnshire!


Where? Moor Farm Barns, Doddington, Lincolnshire. LN6 4RR

June 10th – 13th. Ensembles

Retreat to this luxury venue with all ensuite rooms and enjoy the intensive, yet relaxed, playing experience. Ensemble Coaching Course includes tone, technique, and intonation sessions. We also cover general tips and problem solving whilst rehearsing the ensembles. A workshop based group learning session. Stay 3 or 7 nights. saxophone course runs in tandem

Start time 18.00 on June 10th End time 12.00 on June 13th

June 13th – 17th  1 : 1 

1:1 tuition course- you select how much of each element you do. Coached small ensembles – duets/trios – repertoire – pianist available – non competitive environment. A luxury, detached barn conversion in the village of Doddington, near Lincoln. Clarinet course runs in tandem.

Double, single and twin ensuite rooms available. Broadband/wifi. Off road parking.

Regular trains to Lincoln station then take short taxi ride (5 miles) to the venue. Stay 3 or 7 nights by combining with previous course

Start time 17.00 on 13th June. End time after breakfast on 17th June

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Flutes en Vacances in Suffolk!
Jul 19

Flutes en Vacances in Suffolk!


Where? Earls Hall, Cockfield, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk. IP30 0JD

July 19th – 22nd

Suffolk Adults 1. 3 nights stay or 6 nights for courses 1 and 2. 1:1 intensive adult flutes, all levels. 4 places only for maximun attention. Explore the world of flute technique with Julie Wright. Suits beginner to advanced player with programme tailored to suit level All levels of adult saxophone ensemble SATB workshops. 2 parallel courses

Course starts from 17.00 on 19th and ends at 11.00 on 22nd

July 22nd-25th

Suffolk Adults 2. 3 nights or stay 6 nights for courses 1 and 2. Only 6/7 places. Alto and bass flute players also welcome. Intermediate levels of adult flute ensembles; grades 4-8. Ensemble coaching, tone, technique, repertoire sessions. Late starters and lapsed learners are our speciality. Play music, eat good home cooking and meet like minded others in the beautiful setting of Earls Hall with it’s wonderful gardens. 1:1 intensive adult saxophone, all levels. 2 parallel courses

Course starts from 17.00 on 22nd and ends at 11.00 on 25th

August 1st- 5th

Suffolk Adults 5. 4 nights or 7 nights if combined with course 6. Adult flute 1:1 intensive course. Only 4 places. Explore the world of flute technique with Julie Wright. Suits beginner to advanced player with programme tailored to suit level Adult saxophone ensemble workshop. 2 parallel courses.

Course starts from 17.00 on 1st and ends at 11.00 on the 5th.

August 5th – 8th

Suffolk Adults 6. Advanced adult flutes – minimum certified grade 8; diploma and teachers. Secure reading is essential. 3 nights or stay 7 nights when combined with course 5. Adult flute ensemble coaching with tone, technique and repertoire sessions. Adult clarinet course: ensembles and 1:1 course. 2 parallel courses.

Course starts at 17.00 on 5th August. Course ends at 11.00 on 8th August

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Flute Holiday with Philippa Davies
Sep 4

Flute Holiday with Philippa Davies


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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Flutes en Vacances in Capranica-Sutri, near Rome, Italy!
Oct 8

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


Where? Capranica-Sutri, near Rome, Italy

8th – 15th October

Retreat to Italy!

Stay 4 – 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!
Oct 28

Flutes en Vacances in Kent!


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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Flutes en Vacances in Derbyshire!
Nov 14

Flutes en Vacances in Derbyshire!


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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Flute Days

One day flute workshop with Julie Wright
Feb 25

One day flute workshop with Julie Wright


Where? Home Farm, Cokethorpe Park, Ducklington, Witney OX29 7PS

Set in a beautiful Cotswold farmhouse surrounded by its own outbuildings and fields, just outside Witney, Oxfordshire. Easy access by car from A40 (Oxford) and by train from London to Oxford, then regular bus to Witney and a short taxi ride to the house.


One day intensive morning and afternoon workshop sessions for those players with not enough days in a week! World class teaching, delicious home cooking. All inclusive of: all teaching, delicious home cooked meals meals; nothing more to pay.

The schedule:09.30 – 17.00 includes full lunch. Individual help in workshop based sessions and ensemble playing.


9.30 – 12.30 Session; 1.00 – 1.45 Lunch:2.00 – 5.00 Session



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Low Flutes Day with Carla Rees
Feb 27

Low Flutes Day with Carla Rees


Where? Sharrow Performing Arts Space
Sitwell Road
S7 1BE

Join low flutes specialist Carla Rees for a full-day workshop in Sheffield on playing alto, bass and contrabass flutes. Whether you already play a low flute, have only dabbled with them before, or want to try them out, this day will help you with repertoire advice, tone production and technical problems to extended techniques, projection and intonation. Find out how low flute playing can help with your C flute playing too! This is the ideal opportunity to try new ideas, solve problems and develop your low flute playing. We'll start and end the day with ensemble playing, trying out some of Carla's fabulous arrangements for groups of low flutes. We'll also be joined by Just Flutes with a selection of instruments and sheet music to browse and try!

Bring questions, instruments and any repertoire you would like to work on. Some instruments will be available to play if you don't have your own.

The day will include:
Ensemble playing
Low flutes technique - posture, hand positions and tone production
Using low flutes to help with C flute playing
Repertoire Session

Age: 18+
Cost: £50

For further information and booking see

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