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Flute Courses

Flutes, Clarinets and Saxophones en Vacances

Friday, 8 February, 18:00 - Thursday, 21 February 09:30

Where?

Barnsley Village
The Cotswolds
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4 consecutive courses with Julie Wright and Nicholas Foster.

Levels :-

Advanced/Teachers with a public Concert.

Intermediate level workshops and ensemble coaching.

1 : 1 Bespoke

First level clinic from near beginners to Grade 4 

julie.flute@icloud.com

07922169122

London Flute Retreat

Friday, 29 March, 14:00 - Sunday, 31 March 13:00

Where? Pinner, North West London

For Application form click the website link

A residential weekend of flute lessons, classes and chamber music for adult learners.  Covering technique, Moyse, scales, repertoire, as well as enjoying chamber music and good food and wine! **There is one space left.**

Plan for the weekend:

Friday 29th March 

14.00-15.00 Arrival at the property and settle in.  

15.00-16.00  Class on JAWS!  Flexibility 

16.00-17.00.  How to practice Moyse – De La Sonorite, Tone Development Through Interpretation and 24 studies.  Part 1 of 2

17.00-17.15 -  Break

17.15  - 19.15  Chamber music

19.15 Dinner 

20.30 Dr Gilbert-  talk on health

21.00  Wine and cheese party

 

Saturday 30th March

7.00-8.30 Breakfast  (at your leisure)

8.30-9.00  Morning warm up – Attention to Tension! 

9.00-10.00 Moyse method part 2

10.00-10.15  Break

10.15- 13.00

Repertoire class -  30 minutes each to play repertoire and get feedback

 

13.00-13.15  Discussion 

13.15 – 14.15  Lunch break

 

14.15  Private lessons – 1 hour each

 

18.30-19.15  Flute repair talk with Lynsey

19.15 Dinner (at the property)

20.15 onwards-  chamber music party.  

 

Sunday 31st March

7.00-8.30  Breakfast (at your leisure)

8.30-9.15 Morning warm up on resonance (singing)

9.30 – 10.45  Scales and etudes class    Taffanel & Gaubert scales and Etude of the Week 

10.45-11 break

11.00-12.00 Final chamber music session

 

 

13.00 Lunch in central London.

Suggested venue:  Sakagura.  

Then Goodbye!

 

Please send an email to me at

roderick.seed@gmail.com   

For more information and to reserve a space.

Flutes, Clarinets and Saxophones en Vacances

Friday, 29 March, 18:00 - Tuesday, 9 April 09:30

Where?

Milton Combe
Lopwell Dam, Devon
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Flute Ensembles and Workshop Sessions with Julie Wright and Nicholas Foster

2 consecutive courses

julie.flute@icloud.com

07922169122

Flutewise at Woldingham

Monday, 8 April, 16:00 - Thursday, 11 April 16:00

Where?

Woldingham School
Marden Park
Woldingham
CR3 7YA

If you are a really keen flute player and want to improve your marks in your next exam, whether it is a Grade exam, diploma, GCSE, AS or A level, this course is for you! You will receive expert tuition with lots of opportunity to work on all aspects of your performance skills to really build confidence. 

Woldingham School is a magical venue set in 700 acre estate within the Surrey Downs, close to the M25. The train station in the grounds provides a 35-minute connection to central London. Gatwick and Heathrow Airports are 20 and 45 minutes away respectively and junction 6 on the M25 is only ten minutes’ drive from the School.

We sleep in the 6th form house, where we will enjoy en suite accommodation. Our meals are taken in Marden House where the food is excellent and special diets can be catered for. All of our work takes place in the Millennium Centre which has a stunning concert hall, recital room and foyers. 

The course starts at 16.00 on Monday 8 April and ends at 16.00 on Thursday 11 April. There will be a short concert for parents and friends on Thursday 11 April at 15.00.

WHAT WE DO ON THE COURSE. A TYPICAL DAY MIGHT BE:

08.00Breakfast

09.00Warm up followed by massed ensemble playing

10.30Break

11.00Workshops

12.30 Lunch

13.15 Small ensemble groups and/or working with our pianist

15.00 Break

15.15 Outside game (Flutewise Rounders is famous!) or a walk

16.00 Concert (course members or staff or visiting guest)

17.00 Scale game (devised by Abbie Burrows – and, yes, everyone is more than willing to play their scales at this, or any, time of day if it is the Scale Game!)

18.00 Dinner

19.00 Concert (staff or visiting guest)

20.00 Game or other social activity
We aim to keep everyone very busy! There will be emphasis on this course to really improve your playing standard and confidence in performing.

Places are booking fast - so hurry and reserve your place if you would like to come

Flutes, Clarinets and Saxophones en Vacances with Julie Wright and Nicholas Foster

Friday, 10 May, 17:30 - Saturday, 18 May 09:00

Where? Dubrovnik, Croatia

A Musical House Party for players, partners and friends.

Coached Ensembles and Workshop Sessions for Tone, Technique, Tips and Tricks.

julie.flute@icloud.com

Flutes, Clarinets and Saxophones en Vacances with Julie Wright

Monday, 10 June, 18:00 - Friday, 14 September 09:00

Where? Giggleswick, near Settle, Yorkshire Dales, UK

Flute Bespoke Sessions for those seeking an intensive boost to their playing. 

julie.flute@icloud.com

http://flutesenvacances.co.uk/wp/

Flutes, Clarinets and Saxophones en Vacances

Friday, 14 June, 18:00 - Monday, 17 June 11:00

Where? The Old Rectory, Burford, Shropshire

Flute Workshop Sessions and Coached Ensembles.

julie.flute@icloud.com

http://flutesenvacances.co.uk/wp/

The Nourished Flautist with Dr Jessica Quiñones

Thursday, 11 July, 16:00 - Sunday, 14 July 16:00

Where?

Boho Flute Retreats
41 Vicarage Road
St. Agnes
TR5 0TG

Deepen your flute playing. Refresh your musicality. Rejuvenate by the sea.

The Nourished Flautist Retreat is a long weekend created to help nourish your body, soul, mind and flute playing! Pamper yourself while also working on your flute skills with Jessica. Let the sea air blow out those cobwebs and rejuvenate both your soul and your fluting in the iconic coastal village of St. Agnes on Cornwall’s north coast.

Sea Air. Coastal views. Cornish Charm. Soulful teaching. Shiatsu Massage, Yoga. Expert Advice. 1:1 flute lessons + small group settings. It’s all included. Yep, even the cream tea.

It is our desire to offer an exceptional flute experience in a beautiful scenic setting that aims to nurtures all aspects of your musicianship— from the soulful to the creative, to the corporeal to the practical. With expert practitioners to help different aspects of your playing, we design everything that we offer you in our sessions to support your (joyful, glorious, life-affirming, and inspired!) music making to be at the heart of all that we offer you.

For more details and to register your place,  please see www.bohofluteretreats.com

Flutes, Clarinets and Saxophones en Vacances with Julie Wright and Nicholas Foster

Friday, 19 July - Thursday, 8 August

Where? Earls Hall, near Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, UK

5 consecutive summer courses at this beautiful country venue. 

julie.flute@icloud.com

http://flutesenvacances.co.uk/wp/

30th Anniversary Galway Flute Festival

Friday, 19 July - Sunday, 28 July

Where?

Stella Matutina
Zinnenstrasse 7,
Hertenstein bei Weggis
CH 6353
219SWITZERLAND

Each day at the Galway Flute Festival begins and ends with ALL students together! Every day begins with warm-ups led by Sir James, focusing on tone production and technique. The day continues with masterclasses given by Sir James and Lady Galway, along with Guest Artists' workshops on solo repertoire, technique, orchestral excerpts, chamber music, jazz improvisation, piccolo, low flutes, contemporary techniques and more. Evenings are filled with concerts by the world's leading flutists and an Opening Gala Concert with Sir James and Lady Galway. The Festival ends with the Grand Finale Concert, featuring the Festival Flute Choir, which is your chance to perform in an ensemble directed by Sir James!

Throughout the week we have a large array of beautiful instruments on display for you to play and enjoy, thanks to the many flutemakers who support our Festival. Thanks to their generosity, we are fortunate to be able to offer special prizes to deserving students at the end of the Festival. These prizes include handmade head joints, piccolos, flutes and scholarships towards next year’s Festival!

All classes are open to all students and music lovers to observe throughout the Festival.

We invite you to join us at the 30th Anniversary Galway Flute Festival from 19-28 July 2019, for an inspiring week filled with picturesque sights and sounds, taught by the Master and his friends!

Flutes du Soleil

Sunday, 21 July, 17:00 - Saturday, 27 July 12:00

Where?

Flutes du Soleil is a fun and friendly week away in the French Alps, where the focus is on learning through enjoyment.

Set in France’s magical Haute-Savoie, our tutor Andrea Kuypers will lead a week of workshops, masterclasses, ensembles and informal performances. 

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International Students' Summer Camp with Julie Wright and Nicholas Foster

Thursday, 25 July, 16:30 - Wednesday, 31 July 12:00

Where? Earls Hall, Cockfield, Suffolk, UK

An exciting 6 day course for Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone players and friends aged 7 - 19.

julie.flute@icloud.com

http://flutesenvacances.co.uk/wp/international-students-course-2018/

The Nourished Flautist with Dr Jessica Quiñones

Thursday, 15 August, 16:00 - Sunday, 18 August 16:00

Where?

Boho Flute Retreats
41 Vicarage Road
St. Agnes
TR5 0TG

Deepen your flute playing. Refresh your musicality. Rejuvenate by the sea.

The Nourished Flautist Retreat is a long weekend created to help nourish your body, soul, mind and flute playing! Pamper yourself while also working on your flute skills with Jessica. Let the sea air blow out those cobwebs and rejuvenate both your soul and your fluting in the iconic coastal village of St. Agnes on Cornwall’s north coast.

Sea Air. Coastal views. Cornish Charm. Soulful teaching. Shiatsu Massage, Yoga. Expert Advice. 1:1 flute lessons + small group settings. It’s all included. Yep, even the cream tea.

It is our desire to offer an exceptional flute experience in a beautiful scenic setting that aims to nurtures all aspects of your musicianship— from the soulful to the creative, to the corporeal to the practical. With expert practitioners to help different aspects of your playing, we design everything that we offer you in our sessions to support your (joyful, glorious, life-affirming, and inspired!) music making to be at the heart of all that we offer you.

For more details and to register your place,  please see www.bohofluteretreats.com

The Trevor Wye International Flute Course 2019

Tuesday, 20 August, 17:30 - Tuesday, 27 August 09:00

Where?

An Intensive one week residential course with Trevor Wye for Advanced Players, Teachers and Students. Maximum 10 places. Pianist,  Anne Marshall. Ensemble Coaching, Piccolo and Pedagogy with Julie Wright.

julie.flute@icloud.com

+44 (0) 79221689122

The Nourished Flautist with Dr Jessica Quiñones

Thursday, 19 September, 16:00 - Sunday, 22 September 16:00

Where?

Boho Flute Retreats
41 Vicarage Road
St. Agnes
TR5 0TG

Deepen your flute playing. Refresh your musicality. Rejuvenate by the sea.

The Nourished Flautist Retreat is a long weekend created to help nourish your body, soul, mind and flute playing! Pamper yourself while also working on your flute skills with Jessica. Let the sea air blow out those cobwebs and rejuvenate both your soul and your fluting in the iconic coastal village of St. Agnes on Cornwall’s north coast.

Sea Air. Coastal views. Cornish Charm. Soulful teaching. Shiatsu Massage, Yoga. Expert Advice. 1:1 flute lessons + small group settings. It’s all included. Yep, even the cream tea.

It is our desire to offer an exceptional flute experience in a beautiful scenic setting that aims to nurtures all aspects of your musicianship— from the soulful to the creative, to the corporeal to the practical. With expert practitioners to help different aspects of your playing, we design everything that we offer you in our sessions to support your (joyful, glorious, life-affirming, and inspired!) music making to be at the heart of all that we offer you.

For more details and to register your place,  please see www.bohofluteretreats.com

The Nourished Flautist with Dr Jessica Quiñones

Thursday, 24 October, 16:00 - Sunday, 27 October 16:00

Where?

Boho Flute Retreats
41 Vicarage Road
St. Agnes
TR5 0TG

Deepen your flute playing. Refresh your musicality. Rejuvenate by the sea.

The Nourished Flautist Retreat is a long weekend created to help nourish your body, soul, mind and flute playing! Pamper yourself while also working on your flute skills with Jessica. Let the sea air blow out those cobwebs and rejuvenate both your soul and your fluting in the iconic coastal village of St. Agnes on Cornwall’s north coast.

Sea Air. Coastal views. Cornish Charm. Soulful teaching. Shiatsu Massage, Yoga. Expert Advice. 1:1 flute lessons + small group settings. It’s all included. Yep, even the cream tea.

It is our desire to offer an exceptional flute experience in a beautiful scenic setting that aims to nurtures all aspects of your musicianship— from the soulful to the creative, to the corporeal to the practical. With expert practitioners to help different aspects of your playing, we design everything that we offer you in our sessions to support your (joyful, glorious, life-affirming, and inspired!) music making to be at the heart of all that we offer you.

For more details and to register your place,  please see www.bohofluteretreats.com


Flute Days

Flutewise Workshop with Marko Zupan

Friday, 15 March, 16:30 - 18:30

Where?

Just Flutes
South End
Croydon

Marko Zupan is a wonderful flute player from Slovenia and we are delighted that he and his pianist, Minka Popovic will be coming to the UK for a series of events this March. There should be something for every flute player to enjoy, whatever their age or playing standard. The workshops, classes and recitals will be extremely informative and will be delivered in a fun and engaging way.

You can find out about Marko on his website. http://markozupan.com

There will be a Flutewise workshop at Just Flutes on Friday 15 March between 4.30 and 6.30pm. This is for young flute players of all standards and their teachers. Places are limited so please book early.

This will be a fun-filled yet very educational workshop, participants are guaranteed to learn something new about flute playing.

Flutewise workshop and recital with Marko Zupan

Saturday, 16 March, 13:00

Where?

St Michael and All Angels Church
St Michaels Place
Brighton
BN1 3FU

Marko Zupan is a wonderful flute player from Slovenia and we are delighted that he and his pianist, Minka Popovic will be coming to the UK for a series of events this March. There should be something for every flute player to enjoy, whatever their age or playing standard. The workshops, classes and recitals will be extremely informative and will be delivered in a fun and engaging way.

You can find out about Marko on his website. http://markozupan.com

We ahve a busy and exciting day planned for Saturday 16 March in Brighton. Just Flutes will be with us with their travelling shop.

Flutewise workshop  at St Michael and All Angels in Brighton 1.00 - 4.00 This is aimed at young flute players of all standards and their teachers.

At 5.30 pm flute players of all ages and standards are welocme to join us in a  rehearsal of a flute choir piece that everyone will play as part of the evening recital. Imagine playing in a performance with a top professional flute player!

There will be a recital at 7.00 pm with Marko Zupan flute and Minka Popovic piano which will be open to the public

 

 

Flute choir and recital for all flute players at St Michael and All Angels in Brighton. The rehearsal will be at 5.30 pm when we will rehearse a flute choir piece that will be performed at the beginning of Marko’s recital. After the rehearsal there will be tea, coffee and wine available and Just Flutes will be with us with their travelling shop

 

Saturday 16 March - evening recital at St Michael and All Angels in Brighton 7.00 pm With Marko Zupan Flute, Minka Popovic piano and Flutewise course members. Open to the public. 

Flutewise in Tonbridge

Sunday, 17 March, 10:00

Where?

Flutewise will be back in Tonbridge on 17 March for our annual event. This year we are delighted to be welcoming Marko Zupan and Minka Popovic (piano) to work with us.

Marko Zupan is a wonderful flute player from Slovenia and we are delighted that he and his pianist, Minka Popovic will be coming to the UK for a series of events this March. There should be something for every flute player to enjoy, whatever their age or playing standard. The workshops, classes and recitals will be extremely informative and will be delivered in a fun and engaging way.

You can find out about Marko on his website. http://markozupan.com

The morning starts with a workshop to young flute players.

Flute playing adulats are welcome to join us for a flute choir rehearsal at 12.30 

At 1.30 there will be a recital given by Marko Zupan and Minka Popovic with the support of all Flutewise course members.

In the afternoon there will be a workshop and masterclass for adults and advanced flute players over the age of 16

Flutewise Day with Ian Clarke

Saturday, 23 March, 10:00 - 06:00

Where?

St Peter's Church
South Weald
Brentwood

We are excited to be in Brentwood for a very special Flutewise event with Ian Clarke, Simon Williams, Liz Goodwin and Carolyn Wheadon. It is on Saturday 23 March starting at 10.00 am and is open to all keen young flute players aged 8 to 18 and their flute teachers (on application). 

 

Seniors - Flute players Grade 5 and above can come for the whole day - the cost is £40. If you only want to attend the morning session the cost is £25

Juniors - Flute players from beginners upwards can come at 1.30 for the afternoon event - the cost is £25

There will be a free concert for family and friends at about 5.00 pm. The event will be over by 5.45 pm.

 

Just Flutes travelling flute shop will be with us with a display of flutes, piccolos, accessories and music to look at, try or buy.

This is the plan for the day so far:

Morning session 

10.00 - 12.30/1.00  Senior students Grade 5 and above

Warm up, technique class, Masterclass workshop on Sunstreams and Hypnosis by Ian Clarke (they are both on the ABRSM syllabus so this is an excellent way to make sure you know exactly how the composer wants them performed).

1.00 Lunch break - visit Just Flutes

1.30 Juniors - workshop funny noises with Ian Clarke

Seniors - workshop tbc

2.30 break - visit Just Flutes

2.45 Seniors and juniors Flute ensemble with Ian - Walk Like This, Zig Zag Zoo

3.45 Juniors  - workshop tbc

  Seniors - questions time with Ian

4.15 break - visit Just Flutes

4.30 final rehearsal of Walk Like This, Zig Zag Zoo 

5.00 or 5.15 performance to parents Everyone will perform Walk Like This, Zig Zag Zoo and Ian will play for us

 

Please bring the following with you: your flute, a music stand (clearly labelled with your name), a pencil, packed lunch and drinks.

 

If you want to come for the whole day please book your place using this form.

If you want to come for the morning only please use the form on this page.

If you want to come to the afternoon event only please use this page. 

Wind Quintet Day with Atea

Sunday, 28 April, 10:00 - 16:00

Where?

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College
Chestnut Avenue
Eastleigh
SO50 5ZA

Come and be part of this exciting opportunity to discover new music and meet other musicians.

Over the course of the day, brass and woodwind players from across Hampshire will form a unique ensemble. They will receive expert tuition from the Atea Quintet tutors, take part in a variety of workshop sessions and perform in a concert to family and friends. The music chosen will be suitable for players of all standards and the day will run between 10.30am and 4pm at Barton Peveril Sixth Form College, Eastleigh, SO50 5ZA. Tickets are £15.

For family and friends to attend the end of day concert at 3.15pm a ticket must have been purchased in advance, these cost £3.

The Atea Quintet is the foremost British Wind Quintet of their generation. Internationally acclaimed, they became double prize winners at the 2015 Carl Nielsen International Chamber Music Competition in Denmark. As the Associate Ensemble in Residence at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and former Quintet in Residence at the Purcell School, they regularly mentor some of the finest up and coming musicians in the country.

Since its formation in 2009, the Atea Quintet has performed in some of the finest halls in the world. Highlights include a critically acclaimed Friday night recital at the Wigmore Hall, performances at the Cheltenham, Brighton and Lake District Summer Festivals and concerts in St Martin in the Fields, Bridgewater Hall and St Johns Smith Square. Recent seasons have included tours to Japan, Scotland, the Czech Republic and residencies at the Two Moors Festival and the Dartington International Music Festival.

Brought together by their communal love of wind chamber music the Atea Quintet look forward to sharing their passion with you! For further details of the day and to book visit: www.ticketsource.co.uk/hampshiremusic

Here is a proposed timetable for the day ***subject to change before the event***
10am - Registration
10.30am - short welcome recital from Atea. Then split into choir sessions and technique class
11.45am - break
12.00am - masterclasses x4
1.00pm - lunch
1.30pm - choir rehearsals
2.00pm - massed wind quintet rehearsal and masterclass with HMS quintet from Hub Scholars
3.00pm - break
3.15pm - concert to parents: Atea solo items and then choir items and massed wind quintet piece. Spectators must purchase a £3 ticket in advance to attend the concert.
4pm - end of day

This day is supported by Jonathan Myall Music, who will be onsite with trade stands selling instruments, reeds, sheet music and accessories.

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Recitals and Concerts

Lunchtime trio concert

Thursday, 28 February, 13:15

Where?

St Pancras Church
Euston Road
London
NW1 2BA

Altus Flute Artists Stephen Clark and Roderick Seed are joined by pianist Aleksander Szram for trios by JS Bach, Mel Bonis and the Swan Lake Fantasy by Tchaikovsky/Christiansen.

Free admission 

Programme

JS Bach - Trio sonata in G major BWV 1039

Mel Bonis - Suite en trio op 59

Tchaikovsky/Christiansen - Swan Lake Fantasy 

 

Many thanks to Altus Flutes and Just Flutes.

Flute recital with Marko Zupan and Minka Popovic

Saturday, 16 March, 19:00

Where?

St Michael and All Angels Church
St Michaels Place
Brighton
BN1 3FU

Marko Zupan is a wonderful flute player from Slovenia and we are delighted that he and his pianist, Minka Popovic will be coming to the UK for a series of events this March. There should be something for every flute player to enjoy, whatever their age or playing standard. The workshops, classes and recitals will be extremely informative and will be delivered in a fun and engaging way.

You can find out about Marko on his website. http://markozupan.com

On Saturday evening Marko will perform a recital with Minka Popovic, piano with the support of Flutewise course members.