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Flute Courses

Flutes, Clarinets and Saxophones en Vacances

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


Barnsley Village
The Cotswolds

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


Flutewise in Jersey

Saturday, 9 February, 10:00 - Sunday, 10 February 16:00


Jersey Academy of Music
Chateau Vermont



After a great weekend in Jersey in February 2018 we are going back next February, this time for a 2 day course! We will be at the Jersey Academy of Music, Chateau Vermont on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 February 2019 with Abbie Burrows, Gareth McLearnon and Liz Goodwin plus the great staff in Jersey - Claire and Andy Harvey and Chris  George.

You can attend each day or you could come and stay at the Chateau. The cost of coming as a day student for the 2 days is £70 and for a residential place it is £105 (this includes 1 nights stay with all food, tuition and VAT where applicable). We will do all of the usual activities you would expect on a Flutewise course - warm ups, 'improve your playing' workshops, masterclass-type workshops, ensemble playing, musical games such as the Scale Game and Piccolo, have the opportunity to perform and hear some great performances from Abbie and Gareth, but most importantly, we will have fun!

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!


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For more information and to reserve a space.

Flutes, Clarinets and Saxophones en Vacances

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


Milton Combe
Lopwell Dam, Devon

Flute Ensembles and Workshop Sessions with Julie Wright and Nicholas Foster

2 consecutive courses


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.

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.

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.

30th Anniversary Galway Flute Festival

Friday, 19 July - Sunday, 28 July


Stella Matutina
Zinnenstrasse 7,
Hertenstein bei Weggis
CH 6353

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, 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.

Flutes du Soleil

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


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.

The Trevor Wye International Flute Course 2019

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


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.

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Flute Days

Wonderful Winds Christmas Flute Days! - Worcester

Saturday, 15 December, 10:00 - Sunday, 16 December 18:00


The King's School, Worcester
5, College Green

Festive Flute Ensemble fun for players of all ages and abilities!
Sat 15th Dec: Grade 1 - 5. Sunday 16th Dec: Grade 5 - Diploma
*Play together in a large flute choir and smaller groups using seasonal music from the Wonderful Winds library.
*Work on your sound, technique and ensemble skills.
*Coached by Joss Campbell and Mel Orriss.
*Just Flutes and Wonderful Winds Trade Stands.

Wind Quintet Day with Atea

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


Barton Peveril Sixth Form College
Chestnut Avenue
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:

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

Flute and piano recital

Thursday, 7 February, 13:00


St George the Martyr Church
Borough High Street

A lunchtime recital of sonatas by Mel Bonis and Prokofiev

Given by Altus Flutes artist Roderick Seed and pianist Aleksander Szram.

Kindly sponsored by Altus Flutes UK/ Just Flutes

Free admission

Lunchtime trio concert

Thursday, 28 February, 13:15


St Pancras Church
Euston Road

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 


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.