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Flute Courses

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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SUMMER WINDFEST

Sunday, 20 August, 19:00 - Friday, 25 August 16:00

Where? Benslow Music, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG4 9RB

Formerly known as Summer Winds and the Wind Plus Summer School, these two popular courses now become one in our first Summer WindFest. The course is led by Colin Bradbury, doyen of British clarinettists, Martin Gatt, bassoonist extraordinaire, baroque specialist Jean McCreery, with guest tutors for flute, horn, oboe and piano, who together will bring a wealth of experience. You'll have the opportunity to play in groups large and small, to encounter a wide variety of repertoire, and to take part in the traditional last night concert given by participants and tutors. Colin also gives a slightly less informal recital with his tutor colleagues on the final afternoon. You'll need to be at least of confident Upper Intermediate standard (see Guide to Standards on p.4) to get the most out of this course, and the course is also suitable for the most advanced players. We will have over 40 wind players on the course and the tutors will carefully match participants into groups of similar standard - there will also be opportunity for particular groups to stay together for at least part of the time. We are looking for flutes, oboes, clarinets, bassoons, French horns and pianists. All course members need to have strong, confident sight reading abilities; some experience of ensemble playing would be a great advantage. Part time attendance is welcomed, although we may need to delay confirmation until nearer the time. In order
to ensure a good balance of instruments, some applicants may be asked to wait a little before their place can be confirmed.

Resident: £585 Non-Resident: £460 Code: 17/502

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Grolloo Flute Session 3

Wednesday, 23 August, 09:00 - Sunday, 27 August 22:00

Where? Hoofdstraat 12
9444 PB Grolloo
The Netherlands

Matthias Ziegler, Ian Clarke and Wissam Boustany are presenting an innovative flute course, with the support of Tim Carey, Kamelia Miladinovaand Eva Kingma.

Participants will be discussing and experimenting many performance and practice issues in fully interactive discussions and workshops.

The course’s timing during late summer allows students and professionals to get back in shape ahead of the new musical season.

The week is aimed at the more advanced flutist.

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Flute Feast in Carcassonne

Thursday, 12 October - Sunday, 15 October

Where? La Fargo, St-Pierre-des-Champs, France

Join Paul Edmund-Davies, Elisabeth Hobbs and pianist John Alley for a Flute Feast intensive short course at La Fargo. This four-day course provides all the renowned Flute Feast ingredients of fine fluting, fine food, fine wines, and fine company in the beautiful boutique hotel of La Fargo near Carcassonne. Participants receive individual lessons from Paul and Elisabeth, piano coaching with John, technique classes, and the opportunity to perform in daily informal concerts. The highlight of the event is a public concert in the 11th century church of Talairan, hosted by Vins Serres-Mazard, at which the Flute Feasters - performing as Les Flutistes des Vignes - will perform a selection of flute choir repertoire which we will work on intensively during the course. This concert will be followed by a gala dinner in the town hall, and last year this was a truly unforgettable experience. Full information is available at www.flutefeasts.com/carcassonne.

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STEPHANIE REEVE'S WOODWIND BAND

Friday, 13 October, 19:00 - Sunday, 15 October 16:00

Where? Benslow Music, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG4 9RB

This course, led by the infectiously enthusiastic Stephanie Reeve and clarinettist George Sleightholme, gives intermediate players the opportunity to develop ensemble and sight-reading skills as well as providing assistance with basic technical skills such as breathing, posture and musicianship. The main focus is the large ensemble, which works on four-part arrangements and original works. The varied repertoire covers everything from Renaissance to the present day. Players of flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, bass clarinet and any saxophone are welcome. There are also parts for French horn. There will be some opportunity for chamber music playing so players are encouraged to bring their own music.

Resident: £280 Non-Resident: £205 Code: 17/295

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ADVANCED WIND CHAMBER MUSIC

Friday, 20 October, 19:00 - Sunday, 22 October 16:00

Where? Benslow Music, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG4 9RB

This popular course focuses on the wind quintet and double quintet repertoire and is designed for individual applicants of a confident grade 6 and above. The emphasis is on playing a range of repertoire during the course so you should be a good sight reader and, most importantly, willing to mix and match with your fellow musicians. Each of the coaches specialise in a different instrument, so between them they cover all bases. The course culminates in an informal play-through on the final afternoon.

Resident: £280 Non-Resident: £205 Code: 17/298

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Flute Feast in Normandy

Sunday, 5 November - Saturday, 11 November

Where? Chateau La Chenevière, Port-en-Bessin, Normandy, France

Join Paul Edmund-Davies, Elisabeth Hobbs and pianist John Alley for an exceptional flute experience in France. Flute Feasts are renowned for their friendly atmosphere, fine food, champagne, luxurious accommodation and fascinating excursions - all combined with the very best in flute playing. Strictly limited to 12 participants (partners welcome), you will experience individual lessons with Paul and Elisabeth, piano coaching with John, ensemble playing, chamber music, and fine concerts. Daily champagne tastings are a highlight! The course concludes with a public concert in the Bishop's Palace of Bayeaux Cathedral, followed by a gala dinner hosted by the Friends of the Cathedral Museum. Finally - a very special guest will also be joining us. US Astronaut Cady Coleman (who even took her flute to the space station!) will be with us as a participant, and will share her experiences with us. Truly an unmissable opportunity to find "Space for your Flute" in your life!

For full details visit www.flutefeasts.com/normandy.

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Flute Days

Wonderful Winds Flute Days

Saturday, 19 August, 10:00 - Sunday, 20 August 18:00

Where? The Ockment Centre, North Street, Okehampton, Devon EX20 1AR

Two days of Flute Ensemble fun for players of all ages and abilities.

  • Play together in a large flute choir and smaller groups using 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.

 

Sat. 19th August 2017, 10am - 6pm

For novice/intermediate players & rusty returners! (Approx. Grade 1-5)

Sun. 20th August 2017, 10am - 6pm

For more confident or advanced players. (Approx. Grade 5-Diploma)
  • Intermediate players are encouraged to attend both days of the workshops.
  • Advanced players are welcome to join us on both days, to support the novices, and enjoy a fully immersive flute weekend!

 

Prices

Adults: £35.00 one day/£60.00 weekend

Under 18s: £25 one day/£40.00 weekend
Early Birds: book before June 30th for a further £5.00 discount!

 

For application forms, please visit the Wonderful Winds website.

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Contemporary Flute Day with Carla Rees

Saturday, 23 September, 10:00 - 16:30

Where? Sharrow Performing Arts Space, Sheffield

Come with a curious mind and discover the wide world of the contemporary flute. Led by Carla Rees, specialist in contemporary flute playing and low flutes, this workshop aims to answer all of your questions about extended techniques, notation, new repertoire and more. The day will include trying out new playing techniques, exploring repertoire, ensemble playing and a short recital by Carla showcasing the best of new flute music.

Cost: £60 including tea break refreshments.

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Compose Yourself! Composing for Flute

Saturday, 21 October, 10:00 - 16:00

Where? Shirley House
31 Psalter Lane
Sheffield
S11 8YL

Workshop: Compose Yourself! Composing for Flute
with composer Jenny Jackson and flautist Rachel Shirley.

This one-day workshop will guide you through the process of composing your own short piece for flute, culminating with an informal performance and recording of all completed pieces. There will be group activities and individual writing time (with one-to-one support from Jenny and Rachel) with plenty of opportunities to hear outcomes and make revisions as your piece progresses.

This workshop is ideal for adults with little or no composing experience who want to 'have a go' in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Don't worry: there are lots of tricks to make sure you don't get stuck! 
Age: 18+
Cost: £55

For more information and to book: www.jennyjacksoncomposer.com/workshops-courses-classes/compose-yourself

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Wiltshire Flute Workshop: A Flute Player’s Blueprint

Sunday, 22 October, 10:00 - 16:00

Where? Wiltshire Music Centre
Bradford on Avon
Wiltshire
BA15 1DZ

Wiltshire Flute Workshop: A Flute Player’s Blueprint

with American flautist Dr. Jessica Quiñones (www.JQflute.com)

Join us in Bradford on Avon (near Bath and Bristol) for a one-day flute workshop. Explore tips and techniques to build a solid and confident foundation to your flute playing.

Sunday, 22 October 2017, 10am-4pm
Wiltshire Music Centre, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire, BA15 1DZ
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 Description:  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 Jessica in a relaxed, friendly and supportive setting at the Wiltshire Music Centre in the gorgeous setting of Bradford on Avon. 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, tone and posture. Whether you are a seasoned flute teacher in need of new teaching inspiration or are an absolute beginner, this workshop will provide a blueprint in which to build, remodel, and develop your own unique playing for years to come.

For more info and to register visit :

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/wiltshire-flute-workshop-a-flute-players-blueprint-tickets-35960309253?_ga=2.228983578.782067597.1501081623-1059233572.1491236630

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Cornwall Flute Workshop: Explore tips and techniques to make your tone sparkle

Sunday, 5 November, 10:00 - 13:30

Where? The Miner's and Mechanic's Institute (MMI)
18 Vicarage Road
St. Agnes
TR5 0TL

Join us in Cornwall this Guy Fawkes Day for a half-day flute workshop.

Explore tips and techniques to make your tone sparkle (just in time for the fireworks later on!)


A half-day flute workshop 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! Spend a morning with American flautist and teacher Jessica 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

Cost: £35 Early bird (til midnight on Sunday, 1 October 2017), £40 thereafter.

BACS payment available if you would prefer to pay this way instead of through Eventbrite. Email jqflute@gmail.com if you prefer this method.

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

Requirements: Suitable for players that are approx. Gr. 3/4+ to advanced, including teachers, all ages welcome. If you are age 12 or under you will need to have a parent/guardian present at the venue during the event (there will be a vestibule waiting area provided for this purpose).

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.

Your registration fee is non-refundable, so please book your place mindfully.

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

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

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