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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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Flutes en Vacances in Portugal

Saturday, 13 May, 17:00 - Saturday, 20 May 09:30

Where? Santo Tirso, near Porto, Portugal

2 consecutive courses for Intermediate and Advanced Flute Players with Julie Wright and Nicholas Foster. Stay in this charming 9 bedroomed manor house dating from 1730 with all rooms deluxe and ensuite.  Plenty of space to practise and rehearse. Home cooking, daily playing sessions and time to sightsee. Partners welcome. Fly to Porto. Easy transits.   +447922169122

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UK International Summer Music Camp

Thursday, 27 July, 17:00 - Wednesday, 2 August 11:00

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

A Student Summer Course for Flute, Clarinet and Saxophone Players with Julie Wright, Nicholas Foster and the Team of Tutors. 

Stay for 6 nights, play until you drop  and enjoy being with like minded others in this beautiful country house with a final concert at the local Church. 

Ages 8 - 18 in three graded playing levels :- Beginner - Intermediate - Advanced. 

Our 8th year at this venue.  +44 7922169122

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The Trevor Wye International Summer School

Saturday, 19 August, 17:00 - Saturday, 26 August 09:30

Where? The Trevor Wye Studio, Hastingleigh near Ashford, Kent.

A 7 night intensive course with Trevor Wye in his unique studio. Immerse yourself in flute collections and manuscript archives. Advanced players, advanced level students and teachers. 10 places only. 

4 additional places for Amateur Adult Players with Julie Wright. 

Contact   +447922169122

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Flute Days

Contemporary Flute Day and Composers' Workshop

Friday, 10 February, 16:30 - Saturday, 11 February 16:30

Where? Sharrow Performing Arts Space

Contemporary Flute Day and Composers' Workshop
with Carla Rees and Michael Oliva
10th-11th February 2017
Sharrow Performing Arts Space, Sheffield

Workshop: Composing for flutes: Friday 10th February 4.30pm-8.30pm
Workshop for composers on the compositional potential of members of the flute family in the twentieth century through a practical workshop with new music performer Carla Rees. During the workshop we will discuss the practicalities of flute writing, notation and extended techniques, writing for low flutes, as well as exploring the additional potential of Kingma System instruments.

Contemporary Flute Day: Saturday 11th February 10.30am-4.30pm
This workshop aims to answer all of your questions about extended techniques, notation, electronics and more - come with a curious mind and discover the wide world of the contemporary flute. Ensemble playing will also be included during the day, as well as a short recital by rarescale (Carla Rees and Michael Oliva).

Weekend ticket - full attendance/ participation on Friday and Saturday: £75
Composers' workshop Friday evening only: £30 (free to drop in at any time on Saturday).
Contemporary flute day Saturday only: £60​

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Master Classes

FLUTEinWIEN - Your Private Masterclass in Vienna

Wednesday, 14 September, 20:17 - Monday, 31 July

Where? Vienna, Austria - Your private flute masterclass in Vienna

✓ Extra long daily classes (1.5-2 hours)
✓ Daily Warm-up classes - extra attention to your technique and sound
✓ Flexible dates all year-round: Simply come when YOU need it the most
✓ 3-6 days custom plan - Choose according to your needs and wishes
✓ Free afternoons and evenings in Vienna - Time to explore and enjoy the city
✓ A break with home made cake and roasted coffee included

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