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Flute Courses

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.

julie.flute@icloud.com   +447922169122

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BWA Flute Ensemble Germany Tour May 2017

Saturday, 27 May, 08:00 - Tuesday, 30 May 22:00

Where? Concerts in/around Cologne, Germany.
We are based in Bedfordshire but the tour is open to all adult flautists.

Join us on tour to Cologne, Germany in May 2017! Open to all adult flute players in the UK. Follow the fb link or email info@bedfordshirewoodwind.co.uk for more details. Spaces are limited so book your place today!

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The Refreshed Flautist Retreat in Cornwall with Jessica Quiñones

Thursday, 22 June, 15:00 - Sunday, 25 June 16:00

Where? St. Agnes, Cornwall, UK

The Refreshed Flautist is a retreat designed over 4 days of music & relaxation in a beautiful setting on the North Cornish coast.


www.bohofluteretreats.com

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

Where: St, Agnes, Cornwall, UK
When: 22-25 June 2017
Cost: £295 with early bird registration by Sunday 23 April, 2017
Book your spot with a £100 deposit.


This retreat is for you if...

You want to fall in love with your flute playing again
You're looking for some new 'ah ha' moments in your skill-set
You're craving a relaxed space to let your musicality flow
You'd love to experience all of the above with like-minded musicians

There are only 10 spots available on this retreat to ensure that you will receive the highest quality of attention during our time together.

This retreat is for adults and for all levels, from beginners (Gr. 1+) to advanced players.

Expert Practitioners:

Jessica Quiñones: Flute Masterclasses and 1:1 Lessons
Ruth Ballantyne: Flute Group and Ensemble playing
Odry Bastianello: Meditation and Breathwork
Amy Jones: All levels Yoga
Sanchia Hylton-Smith: Creativity and Score Interpretation
Martin Miller: Performance Confidence

www.bohofluteretreats.com

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Flutes du Soleil

Sunday, 23 July - Saturday, 29 July

Where? Haute-Savoie, France

Andrea Kuypers and Louise Burnet return to this beautiful location for their seventh successive summer school. Relaxed atmosphere and inspirational surroundings make for a wonderful week of learning and fun.

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The Scottish International Flute Summer School

Sunday, 23 July, 15:00 - Saturday, 29 July 10:00

Where? St Leonards School, The Pends, St Andrews, Scotland KY16 9QJ

Set in stunning St Andrews and for students age 16+, The Scottish International Summer School runs for one intense week with world class tutors including Michael Cox, Ian Clarke, and Wissam Boustany.  4 customisable courses of varying instensity levels are available and all the info can be found on our website.  If you're still not sure which course is right for you then please give us a call! 

Here's what attendees from the 2016 summer school had to say: 

  • “This was an excellent course, totally inspirational. Lovely friendly participants and tutors. One of the best courses I have yet attended.”

    “Love it all. The mix of players, ages, tutors. The flute saturation where everyone is respected for what they bring and can offer.”

    “First time going, I really enjoyed it and will certainly be looking to come back next year and hopefully to a longer course!”

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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.

julie.flute@icloud.com  +44 7922169122

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Wind Quintet /Small Wind Ensemble Retreat

Friday, 4 August, 16:00 - Sunday, 6 August 16:00

Where? Parcevall Hall
Skyreholme
Nr Appletreewick
North Yorkshire
BD23 6DE

This retreat is open to pre existing wind ensembles and individuals. 

We have five tutors, who are predominantly from The Orchestra of Opera North :

Flute -  Kevin Gowland

Oboe - Richard Hewitt 

Clarinet - Andrew Mason

French Horn - Naomi Atherton 

Bassoon - David Baker 

Full details can be found on our website at:

https://www.windensembleretreats.com 

And on our Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/windensembleretreats/

Or you can contact our administrator, Jo Lewis on:

07753 541223

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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 julie.flute@icloud.com   +447922169122

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Flute Days

Luna's Magic Flute

Friday, 24 February, 10:00 - 16:00

Where? The Point Theatre,
Leigh Road,
Eastleigh,
SO50 5DE

If you love performing and playing your flute then you will love participating in Luna's Magic Flute in February half term. Journey with Luna on a train and explore galloping horses in fields, turtles under the sea and a dragon in a cave. Luna's Magic Flute is a fairytale which invites you to join Luna and her Magic Flute as they set out on an unforgettable adventure in the wide world. In the story Luna makes new friends and triumphs over the evil dragon who steals her Magic Flute.

Local flute teachers Sarah Finch and Joanna Price will be leading the workshops. Sarah is an experienced ensemble leader, working regularly with flute choirs, saxophone ensembles and wind bands. She has run a flute choir workshop for the British Flute Society and has performed on the Oceana and Arcadia. Sarah regularly performs in the theatre for amateur dramatic companies and is excited about combining her love of the flute and theatre in this production of Luna's Magic Flute.

Jo was Principal Flute of both the Reading Youth Orchestra and the Berkshire Youth Orchestra and went on to study Music as the University of Manchester, followed by a PGCE and Licentiate in Instrumental teaching. She has taught locally for over 15 years and is the Musical Director of Flautissimo. Her favourite aspect of being a musician is playing with local shows and she looks forward to bringing Luna to life on stage.

Tickets are £20. If you would like to participate in this workshop you can book through Sarah, email sarah@sarahheard.co.uk for a booking form and further details.

The day will run from 10am until 3pm with a performance to friends and family at 3pm. Tickets for this performance are £2. If you would like to narrate some of the story, dance or do puppetry this will be available to choose on the day.

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Bristol Flute Day: Explore tips and techniques to enhance your tone

Saturday, 25 February, 10:00 - 17:00

Where? St. Michael's Church Hall
160a Gloucester Road
Bishopston
BS7 8NT Bristol, United Kingdom

Bristol Flute Day: Explore tips and techniques to enhance your tone

A one day flute course with Dr. Jessica Quiñones
(www.JQflute.com)

Description: If you’ve always wanted to tap into a beautifully resonant flute tone but are not sure how, then this flute workshop is for you! Come visit Bristol (it’s been recently voted the best place to live in the UK!). Spend a day with American flautist and teacher Jessica in the heart of the city to learn techniques to simplify the mystery of a stunning tone no matter which genre you play. Replace tone development dread with confidence and delight. Learn contemporary flute techniques that will help you refine, strengthen and deepen your understanding of the tools needed to create resonance in your playing. We’ll go beyond ‘just playing long notes’ and delve into topics such as extended techniques, vibrato, dynamic control and breathwork.

At the end of this one-day workshop you will be able to

Explore how your flute headjoint, body posture, mouth and throat positioning can be tweaked for your best sound 

Learn a variety of exercises that you can put into your daily practice routine to deepen into refining dynamics, articulation, lip flexibility and vibrato control

Learn a variety of new contemporary/ extended flute techniques like singing and playing, harmonics and multiphonics, just to name a few!

Plus: Tea, coffee, fruit, biscuits and other goodies will be provided for you during your breaktimes.

Requirements: Suitable for players that are Gr. 3+ to advanced, ages 18+ only.

Cost: 
£65 Early Bird Registration (until 31 December 2016)
£70, General Registration after 1 Jan 2017

Please note: This workshop is a bespoke event designed around the attendees registered. Surveys asking about your playing level and experience will be sent out before the event.

Kindly note that your registration fee is non-refundable, so please book mindfully.

Please bring your own food for your lunchbreak from 1-2pm. Or alternately there are plenty of places to eat on Gloucester road within a short walking distance.

Questions? Feel free to email Jessica at jqflute@gmail.com about any further information.Not able to get to Bristol this time? Sign up for notification of other flute events with 
Jessica her at www.JQflute.com
 


Getting here, see
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/St.+Michael's+Church/@51.477646,-2.5903928,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x4e6bf84587266b87!8m2!3d51.477646!4d-2.5903928
 


For more info about Jessica, please visit www.JQflute.com
 



What people are saying about Jessica's workshops:


"Just back at station after a fabulously inspiring & reinvigorating flute workshop with @JQflute" -- David B. via Twitter

"There was something so much more than music that happened…When I arrived there was such an easy, relaxed welcome. It was impossible to ignore the radiance, the glow, the warmth, the love, a truly a transcendent experience…couldn't help but do well from that start." -- Sean O.

"If you play the flute and are looking to spark up your creativity, then @JQflute is the lady for you!" -- Tanya B., via Twitter

"Wow, what a great day we had last Saturday and I have really benefited from the work we did. This week I have felt so much more free in my playing, as if I've been given permission to step outside of the box called 'traditional classical flute training' into somewhere else, unknown and exciting"… -- Fiona R.

"..here was a lady who was talking about shaking up the way you think about making music, about finding your own way of doing things, breaking out of the 'box' of traditional expectations around flute playing, and really sharing your music from the heart. …Jessica absolutely 'got' what I wanted to achieve …." -- Rachel S.

Want to see more?
Visit Jessica on social media :

www.facebook.com/drjessicaquinones
www.twitter.com/JQflute
 
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Surrey Flute Day: Tips and Tricks to Enhance Your Tone with Jessica Quiñones

Saturday, 25 March, 12:00 - 17:00

Where? St. John's Church Centre
222 Epsom Rd, Merrow
Guildford, Surrey
GU4 7AA

Description: If you’ve always wanted to tap into a beautifully resonant flute tone but are not sure how, then this flute workshop is for you! Spend a day with American flautist and teacher Jessica in Guildford to learn techniques to simplify the mystery of a stunning tone no matter which genre you play. Replace tone development dread with confidence and delight. Learn contemporary flute techniques that will help you refine, strengthen and deepen your understanding of the tools needed to create resonance in your playing. We’ll go beyond ‘just playing long notes’ and delve into topics such as extended techniques, vibrato, dynamic control and breathwork. 

At the end of this one-day workshop you will be able to

  • Explore how your flute headjoint, body posture, mouth and throat positioning can be tweaked for your best sound
  • Learn a variety of exercises that you can put into your daily practice routine to deepen into refining dynamics, articulation, lip flexibility and vibrato control
  • Learn a variety of new contemporary/ extended flute techniques like singing and playing, harmonics and multiphonics, just to name a few!

 

Cost: £65 Early bird (til 31 Jan. 2017), £70 thereafter.

Are you a current member of the ISM? Save 10% on your registration. Email jessica at jessica@jqflute.com to take advantage of this offer.

Plus: Tea, coffee, fruit, biscuits and other goodies will be provided for you during your breaktimes.

Requirements: Suitable for players that are Gr. 3+ to advanced, ages 18+ only.

Please note: This workshop is a bespoke event designed around the attendees registered. Surveys asking about your playing level and experience will be sent out before the event.

Kindly note that your registration fee is non-refundable, so please book mindfully.

Please bring your own food for your lunchbreak from 1-2pm. Or alternately there are plenty of places to eat within a short walking distance.

Questions? Feel free to email Jessica at jqflute@gmail.com about any further information.
Not able to get to this workshop this time? Sign up for notification of other flute events with Jessica here

Getting there on Google maps:
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/St.+John+The+Evangelist+Church/@51.2461682,-0.5273745,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xfa9d14f0e7be3e30!8m2!3d51.2461682!4d-0.5273745

This venue is also easily accessible by public transport inluding easy bus and train links. Details sent out at registration, if required.

For more info about Jessica, please visit www.JQflute.com


 

What people are saying about Jessica's workshops:

 

"Just back at station after a fabulously inspiring & reinvigorating flute workshop with @JQflute" 
-- David B. via Twitter

 

"There was something so much more than music that happened…When I arrived there was such an easy, relaxed welcome. It was impossible to ignore the radiance, the glow, the warmth, the love, a truly a transcendent experience…couldn't help but do well from that start." -- Sean O.

"If you play the flute and are looking to spark up your creativity, then @JQflute is the lady for you!" -- Tanya B., via Twitter

"Wow, what a great day we had last Saturday and I have really benefited from the work we did. This week I have felt so much more free in my playing, as if I've been given permission to step outside of the box called 'traditional classical flute training' into somewhere else, unknown and exciting"… -- Fiona R.

"..here was a lady who was talking about shaking up the way you think about making music, about finding your own way of doing things, breaking out of the 'box' of traditional expectations around flute playing, and really sharing your music from the heart. …Jessica absolutely 'got' what I wanted to achieve …." 
-- Rachel S.

Want to see more?

Visit Jessica on social media

www.facebook.com/drjessicaquinones

www.twitter.com/JQflute

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Flute Day with Katherine Bryan

Sunday, 14 May, 10:00 - 16:30

Where? The Arch,
Station Lane,
Chandlers Ford,
SO53 4DD

10am - 4pm, Open to flute players grade 6 and above

At the age of just 21, Katherine was appointed principal flute with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra - a position she holds today in addition to appearing as concerto soloist with leading orchestras worldwide.

Katherine is currently a lecturer in flute at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Chetham's School of Music in Manchester. She has also played Guest Principal with the London Philharmonic, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Halle, Philharmonia and London Symphony orchestras.

Ms Bryan has appeared at major international festivals as both concerto soloist and recitalist, including the Cheltenham International Festival. She has given live broadcasts on Classic FM, BBC Radio 3 and on BBC television.

The day will focus on audition technique, orchestral playing and advanced masterclasses.

Tickets £25

01962 857275 / www.tickets.winchester-cathedral.org.uk

Supported by Just Flutes: www.justflutes.com

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Woodwind Fitness Day

Saturday, 20 May, 10:00 - 16:30

Where? Sharrow Performing Arts Space, Sheffield

A day for all woodwind players on keeping you and your instrument in good condition to play. Sessions on Alexander Technique, posture, breathing, injuries and instrument maintenance and repair. 

Cost: £30

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Master Classes

FLUTEinWIEN - Your Private Masterclass in Vienna

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

Where? Vienna, Austria

www.fluteinwien.com - 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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29th forum for flute and piano

Friday, 21 July - Sunday, 30 July

Where? Diekirch / Luxembourg

Live your flute dream in Diekirch (10 days masterclass):

  •  Have you ever dreamt about playing for and work with the best flute professors?
  • Do you want to spend fantastic holidays with wonderful musicians from all over the world?
  • Participate in Forum for Flute and Piano and gain experience to enjoy playing the flute even more! ...

 

FLUTE PROFESSORS :Carlo Jans /Tilmann Dehnhard/Christina Fassbender/Olga Ivusheikova/Kersten McCall

Harpsichord: Ewa Rzetecka

Accompaniment :Ieva Dzerve /Kinga Firlej – Kubica

PIANO PROFESSOR : Daniel Blumenthal

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Recitals and Concerts

Cornwall Flute Festival with Katherine Bryan and Tim Carey

Saturday, 25 March, 09:00 - Sunday, 26 March 17:00

Where? Truro School, Trennick Lane, Truro. TR1 1TH

Workshops, Masterclasses, Ensembles, Trade Stands (including Just Flutes).

2 day delegate £60 (£40 for under 18)

1 day delegate £35

Organised by Cornwall Music Service Trust in conjunction with Truro School Music.  Supported by the Cornwall Music Education Hub.

for more information email kwhetter@cornwallmusicservicetrust.org or telephone the Cornwall Music Service Trust office on 01872 246043

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