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Sussex Flute Retreat

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Sussex Flute Retreat
Apr 3

Sussex Flute Retreat

Friday, 3 April 2020, 16:00 - Monday, 6 April 2020 10:00

This event has been cancelled.

East Pallant House

My annual flute retreat will be held in Chichester from 3rd April to 6th April 2020.  If you are looking to improve all aspects of your flute playing in a relaxed, intimate setting and beautiful location, look no further!  There will be private lessons, masterclasses, daily warm-ups and classes on technique, breathing, Alexander Technique, basic flute repair, Moyse, scales, etudes and chamber music with all other participants.  There is no judgment and it is a chance to try new ideas and focus on flute playing away from daily life.  A detailed schedule will be sent out to all those who have registered.  Register by clicking the link to the form below or here

Ways to attend: 

1.  Resident participant   

Stay at retreat venue from 3-6th April and participate in all activities (including lessons and masterclasses).  Breakfast, snacks and tea/coffee provided.  Lunch and dinner will be either at the venue or at a local restaurant/pub.  

Cost:  £300

Limited spaces available.  


2.  Commuter participant

Commute in each day and participate in all activities.  Snacks and tea/coffee provided.  The retreat venue is just 8 minutes from Chichester train station.

Cost: £250



3.  2-day observer

Observe all classes on Saturday and Sunday.  Participate in group classes and chamber music (but not private lessons or masterclasses)
Cost:  £150


4.  1-day observer

Observe all classes on either Saturday or Sunday.  Participate in group classes and chamber music (but not private lessons or masterclasses)

Cost: £80

(Schedule below)

The venue:  East Pallant House, Chichester, West Sussex.  

8 minutes from Chichester railway station.  A large Georgian house with free wifi, self-catering, and a grand piano in one of two sitting rooms, which will be used for the classes.  


Schedule for Sussex Flute Retreat


April 3rd

4pm Arrival/welcome

5pm Chamber music

6pm Dinner

7.30pm Class/Talk 1

April 4th

8-9 Breakfast

9-10 Warm up 1.  Resonance

10-11 Class on Moyse

11-11.15 Tea Break

11.15-1.15 Private lessons

1.15-2.30 Lunch break

2.30-6.30 Private lessons

6.30-8 Dinner in Chichester

8-9 Chamber music party

April 5th

8-9 Breakfast

9-10 Warm up 2.  Tension and dealing with stressful stimuli

10-11 Class on scales

11-11.15 Tea break

11.15-1.00 Class on Moyse

1.00-2.15 Lunch

2.15-6.00 Repertoire class with both teachers and an Alexander Technique teacher

6-7.30 Dinner

7.30-9.30 Chamber music party

April 6th

8-9 Breakfast

9-10 Wrap up discussion

10 Depart!