Flute Courses, Clarinet Courses and Saxophone Courses for Adult and Student Flute, Clarinet and Saxophone players.

About Us

 

Julie Wright

Julie Wright ARCM. LGSM. B. Ed Hons.. Flute and Piccolo Teacher, Flute and Piccolo Specialist

Julie Wright is from the famous Needham flute and piccolo playing family of the Halle Orchestra. She studied flute and piccolo with Atarah ben-Tovim MBE and then went to university, gaining a first class honours degree in music, psychology and education. Julie has pursued a varied freelance playing and teaching career with three commercial recordings in her name to date. She is universally respected by all ages and abilities for her master classes and loved for the irrepressible joie de vivre that has enticed players of all  levels to her ‘Flutes En Vacances’ courses and concerts, held in such tantalizing destinations as Budapest, Venice, Paris, Seville, Oman, Bahrain, Prague, Marrakech, Moscow, Lisbon, Tuscany, Andorra  and Bangkok. Embassy Concerts, corporate presentations and musical soirees also feature highly on Julie’s programme.

As one of the most experienced teachers of adults, children and students in the world, she is constantly in demand for her expertise and well liked for her willingness to accept a challenge with a smile and ever-present enthusiasm. For seven years she was teacher of flute and piccolo at Trinity Music College, London, UK. Many of her students gain major scholarships to prestigious educational establishments such as Eton, Harrow, Cheltenham Ladies College and St Paul’s. For 18 years she was events coordinator and international liaison for the British Flute Society and organized the international UK Flute Convention every two years with Trevor Wye. From 2012 to 2015 she has been a tutor on The International Flute Summer School hosted by Trevor Wye, with 30 students attending from all over the world.

Julie has visited many international educational establishments in Egypt, Malaysia, Singapore, Mexico, Thailand, Russia, Canada, USA, UK, France, Czech Republic, Spain, the Gulf States, South Korea, Turkey, Morocco, Italy, Sweden, Oman, Montenegro and Portugal to observe and assist with teaching programmes and is into her 34th year of organizing residential music courses for flute, clarinet and saxophone players.

And now? With passport in hand and bags always packed, she is a freelance flute teacher in London, UK and music education consultant, presenter, workshop and seminar leader, worldwide.            

Testimonials:

Julie Wright is one of the most extraordinary teachers and inspirer of children of all ages, that Britain has produced. With almost 30 years experience organising and creating original workshops, courses and concerts all over the world, her approach to music making and instrumental technique produces amazing results in a very short space of time. She is equally effective with individual students of all levels, a small number of talented flute-players, a complete junior wind band or groups of advanced students. Her energy, experience and charisma motivates all the students to enjoy making music with her whilst learning how to work to improve  their technique.

Dr Atarah ben-Tovim. MBE. Hon D.Mus ARAM. LRAM. ARCM.
www.atarah.tv      email : atarahflute@wanadoo.fr
Associated Board of The Royal Schools Representative, France

” I have known Julie for many years, both as a fine player and as a colleague organizing British Flute Society International Conventions. I have also observed her as a coach and teacher helping both amateurs and professionals alike with their flute playing problems and I cannot think of anyone more suited to the task of coaching and conducting flute ensembles. She is not only the most experienced person in this country, but widely sought after. I can recommend her to you without reservation of any kind “

Trevor Wye  (FRNCM)
www.trevorwye.com    email: tw@trevorwye.com


Nicholas Foster

Nicholas Foster  GRNCM. Clarinet & Saxophone Teacher and Specialist, London, UK and Europe.

A graduate of the internationally renowned Chethams School of Music and the Royal Northern College of Music and is acclaimed as a distinctive, versatile clarinetist and musician. Appearing as concerto and recital soloist he has performed throughout the UK, Europe and Scandinavia, the Middle and the Far East.

He has performed and recorded extensively with orchestras including the Ulster Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, BBC Scottish Symphony, BBC Concert Orchestra, Opera North, Glyndebourne Opera, Bolshoi Ballet, Halle Orchestra, and Northern Sinfonia with such artists as Jorge Bolet, Sir James Galway, Dimitry Sitkovetsky, Radu Lupu, Nigel Kennedy, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Sir Michael Tippet, HK Gruber and Gunter Schuller amongst many.

In demand as both a classical soloist and commercial artist, his credits include film, television and radio productions. He has been heard performing in concert with such diverse artists as Stevie Wonder, Neil Sedaka, Eartha Kitt, Michael Ball, Ronnie Hazelhurst and Shirley Bassey. London West End credits include The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, West Side Story, Chess, 42nd Street, My Fair Lady, Barnum and Oklahoma.

As an arranger and composer Nicholas has written and arranged for the concert platform, television and radio, producing music from solo items to full big band arrangements. A large number of his works are available through his own publishing company  www.ZamzamMusic.com ranging from study books, duets and trios to large-scale ensembles.

Nicholas has established himself as a teacher of high repute with pupils attending his classes worldwide. He has been Professor of Saxophone at Liverpool University and held similar positions in Spain and the Middle East, including the post of Head of Woodwind at the Royal Military School of Music, Oman for several years.

He is also a co-founder of Worldwide Woodwind Workshops  an organization promoting practical music in schools around the World.

Based in southern Europe, he divides his time equally between performing, teaching and composing. Forth coming engagements this year include appearances and master classes in Russia, Spain, Portugal, UK, Italy, France and Thailand.

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Nicholas Foster is a truly gifted teacher, always  inspiring his pupils with a love of the instrument and music. He gives his students  technical tools to achieve their capabilities on their instruments, whether on clarinet, saxophone or flute. He is a multi-faceted musician equally at home with classical, jazz and popular repertoire on all three instruments. Being a successful arranger and composer, he is a very motivational  theory and composition teacher too! Having worked with him on several courses, whether he teaches individual lessons, or ensembles, he is a dedicated and caring teacher who always gets maximum results.

Dr. Atarah ben-Tovim. MBE. Hon D.Mus. ARAM. LRAM. ARCM.
www.atarah.tv  email: atarahflute@wanadoo.fr
Associated Board of The Royal Schools Representative France

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