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We offer residential Flute Courses for Amateur Adults, Teachers or Students
Please check by each course for playing level and contact us with any queries.
Age groups are never merged and you are never too old to learn! We just adjust the pace.
All courses are kept small in numbers for maximum attention. Bespoke courses are very small indeed and limited to just 3 players maximum. Ensembles courses vary from 4 – 10 players depending on the venue.
We have over 35 years of professional playing and teaching experience.

Our flute courses contain a balance of the following :-
Tone and Technique
Small group workshops and classes
Embouchure, Articulation, Posture, Breathing and general playing tips and tricks.
Ensemble parts written to suit your level of experience.
High level playing for Teachers and advanced players
Gently paced work  and repetition for those with less experience.
Scales and exercises for finger dexterity . Solo repertoire, duets, trios etc. Pianist available
Rhythm and reading work for beginners.
We have parts for Piccolo, C flute, Alto and Bass and a library of over 300 unique arrangements.
1:1 individual coaching sessions are available when time allows or if it is a bespoke, individually structured  course.

“As ever, it was lovely to get so much playing, and trying to put into practice some of the techniques in my own pieces certainly makes a difference. Your ability to pinpoint problem areas, and deal with them, is always a source of pleasure and inspiration. Still playing the Mozart – and G block!!”     CJ February 2017

Unique venues, many with en suite accommodation and a choice of single, twin and double rooms; all comfortably furnished and with good facilities.


Delicious home cooking with all catering done by ourselves and special diets catered for where possible. Meal times are a highlight of each course.


Partners (non playing or playing) welcome on all courses. Relax, read or explore the area and then join us for meals and be our ‘audience’ in open playing sessions.


Residential or Non residential places on all courses subject to availability

Link to flute course availability page


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Komiza, Island of Vis, Croatia

October 7th – 14th  

stay 5 – 7 nights   Half Board

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Fly to Split in Croatia and take the hydrofoil / ferry to the island of Vis.

Outward

The hydrofoil goes at 15.00 each day  and takes 1 hour 25 minutes and there are two ferries – one at 11.00 and the other at 18.30 each day  taking 2 hours. Times are subject to change.  Cost is 6 euros each way.

We suggest staying in Split if your flight arrives at a tricky time. Accommodation is good value and It is a  fascinating city with lots of atmosphere and has many worthwhile sites to visit as well as great eateries and waterholes.

Airport Bus

There is a bus from the airport to Split Town and Port.  It s timings match flight arrivals and departures and is seasonal This costs about £4 and takes 40 minutes. This is also the port area for departures to Vis Island.

It is also possible to take a Taxi for 35 euros for 1 – 4 people.

Inward

The hydrofoil leaves at 7am whilst the ferry is at 15.30

Please check Sunday times  as they vary.

Transit from Vis port to Komiza town

The town of Komiza is 10km from Vis and can be reached easily by bus.

The bus stop is on the ferry pier and takes 15 minutes from Vis to Komiza

Single tickets can be bought on the bus and the times link in with the ferry/hydrofoil arrival/departure

We can also book a shared taxi for you.

Schedule

Morning playing session 9.30  – 12.30

Afternoon free to take lunch out, picnic on the beach or sightsee

Late afternoon playing session 17.00 – 19.00

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ROOM TYPE :5 nights6/7 nights (7th 'free')
Single650780
Single ensuite 750880
Twin share (if share available) per person.575690
Twin share (if share available ) ensuite 625740
Double share with non playing partner (per room) not ensuite9001080
Double share with non playing partner (per room) ensuite 10001180
Double share with playing partner (per room) ensuite 12501380
Apartment with bedroom/shower room/kitchenette/living area double share with non playing partner10701250
"Cheap and cheerful bed" in an upstairs (not main) sitting room with shared bathroom Please ask if availablePlease ask if available

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arrive after 17.00Breakfast 8.45Breakfast 8.45Breakfast 8.45Breakfast 8.45Breakfast 8.45Breakfast 8.45Breakfast 8.45
18.00 welcome drinks 9.30 Session9.30 Session9.30 Session9.30 Session9.30 Session9.30 SessionDepart 9.30
18.30 Playing Session12.30 Lunch out and afternoon at leisure12.30 Lunch out and afternoon at leisure12.30 Lunch out and afternoon at leisure12.30 Lunch out and afternoon at leisure12.30 Lunch out and afternoon at leisure12.30 Lunch out and afternoon at leisure
19.30 Dinner 17.00 Session17.00 Session17.00 Session17.00 Session17.00 Session17.00 Session
18.30 Soiree18.30 Soiree18.30 Soiree18.30 Soiree18.30 Soiree18.30 Soiree
19.30 Dinner 19.30 Dinner 19.30 Dinner 19.30 Dinner 19.30 Dinner 19.30 Dinner

Split and its historical sites


We are staying in a renovated, large and comfortable stone house with a combination of local traditional style and modern house equipment. A minute away from the sea and beach, and on the other side to the town centre with some good restaurants, cafés and shops. Calm place, very suitable for everyone.  The house consists of: the ground floor where is the main living space with joint dinning space and kitchen; two sleeping rooms are on the first floor; second floor and the attic are designed as two apartments, each with its own living space, shower room, two-bed bedroom, sofa bed  in living room and a smaller kitchen (first floor and ground floor also have a shower/bathroom). Garden in front of the house, with light terrace furniture is for our use.


The Tudor Wing at Hoath House,

Chiddingstone Hoath, Edenbridge, Kent, UK

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Course 1 : November 3rd – 6th 

3 nights Bespoke Course with 1 : 1 help and Workshop sessions – All levels.

Course 2 : November 6th – 9th/10th

  3/4 nights Bespoke Course with 1 : 1 help and Workshop sessions – All levels.

6/7 night stay possible for a combined course   

Stay in this amazingly quirky listed venue with wood panels, original beams and crooked walls! All luxury bedrooms with central heating,

Nearest airport is London Gatwick with easy train links. Otherwise we suggest meeting at 17:30 in Edenbridge for a shared taxi.

Hoath House is a large Grade II listed manor house set in its own grounds near Edenbridge and Royal Tonbridge Wells, Kent and we are now using the cosy Tudor Wing.

Choice of 7 bedrooms with twin or double beds. No ensuites available but bathrooms are numerous and near each bedroom.

4 bathrooms and 1 additional toilet. Living room, Tudor landing, warm and cosy sitting room, 16 seater dining room, kitchen and endless nooks and crannies!

6 acres of private grounds, a wild wood, tennis court and off-road parking. Free wi-fi

November 3rd – 6th    3 nights  Full Board

Bespoke Course featuring  Tone, Technique, Breathing, Tips, Tricks and Duets with Julie

Also Saxophone/Clarinet Bespoke with Nick

It is possible to stay for up to 7 nights.

A small course to give maximum attention, especially useful for those unable to have regular tuition. Don’t worry if this is your first course; we are completely sympathetic to your needs and adjust our teaching accordingly.

Sessions include – tone, technique, scales and breathing – repertoire – duets – tips and general problem solving –  advice sessions – non competitive environment – pianist available

This course is for all levels of flute player from Intermediate to Advanced. Lower grades are also welcome with parts written to suit and a schedule designed to suit.

 

The emphasis is on good foundations as a flute player with all aspects of playing covered.Tone, Technique, Breathing, Articulation, Posture, Style, Vibrato,  Solo and Duet Repertoire. Julie is a master of diagnostics. 

Delicious home cooking with special diets catered for, where possible. Partners welcome

Start time 18.00 on November 3rd  End time  12.00 on November 6th

We suggest a meeting time of 17.30 for anyone wishing to share a taxi from Edenbridge station

November 6th – 9th/10th   3 or 4 nights

Bespoke course with Julie as above

Start time 17.00 on November 6th  End time  after breakfast on November 9th or 10th

We suggest a meeting time of 16.30 for anyone wishing to share a taxi from Edenbridge station

Intensive work sessions with time to consolidate and practise. 


Travel by car and park on site: Very easily located from Central/Southern England just off the M25.

Travel time (hours): Oxford 1.45; Northampton 2.00; Bristol 2.30; Birmingham 2.45; Cardiff 3.00; Exeter 3.45; Cambridge 1.40.

Travel by train: to Edenbridge Town / Cowden and take a taxi – we suggest a 16.30 meeting time at the station if wishing to share the taxi with other attendees.

Regular trains via East Croydon from London Bridge and Victoria

Close to London Gatwick airport for trains as above via East Croydon.

London Heathrow airport take Tube to London Bridge then via East Croydon to  Cowden or Victoria to Edenbridge Town

Booking Form Adults

Hoath House, Edenbridge, KentHoath House 1 and 2 
3 nights. £4 nights. £
ROOM TYPEPremium ratePremium rate
Single555655
Twin share (if available) per person495595
Double share with non playing partner (per room)605705
Double ensuite share with non playing partner (per room)805905
Double share with playing partner (per room)POAPOA
Day rate (non residential)180180
Course rate (non residential)420450
10% reduction for a double course

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Retreat to The Cotswolds …..

November 10th – 13th   Flute Workshops and Ensemble coaching

November 13th – 17th   Flute Workshops and Ensemble coaching

(see listing below for full venue details)

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Booking Form Adults

Barnsley Village, Cotswolds. November 2017Cotswolds 1Cotswolds 2
ROOM TYPE3 nights. £4 nights. £
Single ensuite455555
Twin share ensuite (if available) per person365465
Double ensuite share with non playing partner (per room)605705
Double ensuite share with playing partner (per room)730930
Day rate (non residential)150150
Course rate (non residential)350450
“Cheap & cheerful” (available when all rooms booked)365465


2018

Retreat to The Cotswolds …..

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The Greyhound Barn, Barnsley, near Cirencester, Gloucestershire, UK

6 courses in total

 Cotswolds 1 -February 9th – 12th : Teachers and Advanced Players

  Cotswolds 2 February 12th – 15th : Intermediate to Advanced Flutes with Julie and Clarinets with Nick

 Cotswolds 3  February 15th – 18th : Intermediate to Advanced Saxophones  SATB with Nick   Flute Bespoke* with Julie

 Cotswolds 4  February 18th – 21st : Intermediate to Advanced Flutes  (stay 3 or 4 nights)

 Cotswolds 5  February 21st – 22nd : 24 hour quick fix for Flute, Clarinet or Saxophone

 Cotswolds 6  February 22nd : One day workshop 9.30 – 17.00 incuding lunch.

Please note that 1 : 1 courses carry a special fee as the teaching is bespoke and specific to your exact needs  – Suits Beginners to Professionals.  2 places only

Course availabillty

Main House accommodation in Greyhound BarnLuxury and spacious accommodation in two houses within a short stroll of one another :- a beautiful Cotswold, Grade ll listed former hop brewery with all bedrooms ensuite. 2 minutes walk  from the local village pub.

Single, Twin and Double rooms : ensuite. Unlimited heating and hot water.

Cottage accommodation  (3 minutes stroll away ) A luxury, well-appointed local cottage with 3 bedrooms sharing two bathrooms. r and Central heating, hot water, beautiful kitchen/diner and high standard of fittings. Space for 2 cars to park off-road.

Village pub luxury accommodation – (2 minutes stroll away) Luxury ensuite rooms are available for you to book yourself in this beautifully quaint, cosy and friendly pub. Choose this option and join us on a non-residential basis for meals and playing sessions.

Barnsley village

4.5 miles from the Roman town of Cirencester and very close to the beautifully picturesque Cotswold village of Bibury. Easy access by car from M4, M5 and A40 (Oxford) for those familiar with the Witney route. Luxury accommodation, world-class teaching, delicious home cooking. All inclusive: all teaching, full board, glass of wine with meals; nothing more to pay. WiFi – free – but can be patchy as we are in the countryside. Mobile phone signals can also be sporadic.

A typical daily schedule is to work all morning, enjoy a leisurely lunch with a short break to relax or practise  and then another session from 4.30 until dinner after which you are free to play informal ensembles, if you wish.

Barnsley Village is set in the heart of the Cotswolds, three miles from the historic town of Cirencester, on the old Roman route from Cirencester to Oxford. Barnsley’s ancient history dates back to an Iron Age settlement in Barnsley Park. In A.D. 360, a Roman villa was built at the settlement, but by 577, after the capture of Cirencester, a Saxon village called Bearmodeslea (Bearmod’s glade) was established at the site.

The Domesday Book recorded the village’s population at 24. After becoming known as Barndesley in 1197, the village became royal property under the reign of Henry VIII three hundred years later. Henry was known to let each of his wives solely enjoy the village by turns. During the time of the village’s status as royal property, many of its inhabitants earned their living through agriculture and sheep, helping make the Cotswolds the centre of the wool trade.

The Bouchier family became the owners of the village in 1548 and held it for the next two hundred years. One of the village’s most famous features is Barnsley House, built-in 1667 by Brereton Bourchier. The renowned residence has since been converted into The Barnsley House Hotel, with its famous gardens still a major tourist attraction. The Barnsley Village Garden Festival was inaugurated in 1998 and celebrated its 20th anniversary on 17 May 2008.

Cirencester: The attractive market town of Cirencester is the largest town in the Cotswold District. It is the home of the Royal Agricultural College, the oldest agricultural college in the English-speaking world, founded in 1840. Cirencester was known to be an important early Roman area, when it was called Corinium, and the town’s Corinium Museum is well known for its extensive Roman collection. Cirencester contains a wide range of shops, leisure facilities and tourist attractions, including the Church of St. John the Baptist, renowned for its Perpendicular porch, fan vaults and merchants’ tombs, and Cirencester House, the seat of Earl Bathurst and the site of one of the finest landscape gardens in England, laid out by the first Earl Bathurst after 1714.

The Cotswolds are a range of hills in west-central England, sometimes called the ‘Heart of England’. The name Cotswold means ‘sheep enclosure in rolling hillsides”.

The Cotswolds are characterised by attractive small towns and villages, built of the underlying Cotswold stone (a yellow oolitic limestone). In the Middle Ages the wool trade made the Cotswolds prosperous and some of this money was put into the building of churches, leaving the area with a number of large handsome Cotswold stone ‘wool churches’. The area remains affluent, which has encouraged the establishment of many high quality pubs, restaurants and antique shops.

Cotswold towns include Bourton-on-the-Water, Broadway, Burford, Chipping Norton, Cirencester, Moreton-in-Marsh, Northleach, Stow-on-the-Wold, Stroud and Winchcombe.


February 9th – 12th.  3 nights.

The Cotswolds 1  Booking Form Adults

with Julie Wright ARCM. LGSM. B Ed Hons

Flute Teachers Playing Course. Advanced adult flute players welcome. Professional Development Level

Participants must be secure and fluent readers.

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Optional concert in the village church on Saturday 10th February.Coached Ensembles in workshop based sessions and the opportunity to play solos if you wish.The chance to chat and relax with like-minded others at the same time as giving your own playing a boost. We have over 300 unique arrangements for flute ensembles, many of which are orchestral arrangements – Mahler, Berlioz, Dvorak, Verdi, Vivaldi etc.

Piccolo, Flute, Alto and Bass parts.

Schedule from 9.30 – 12.30 and 4.30 – 7.30 with optional playing after dinner. Time to rehearse with others in between classes and a daily, informal soiree if you wish to perform what you have rehearsed.

Start time from 18.00 on 9th February (please take your time if stuck in traffic as we will work into the night). End time 12.00 on 12th February


February 12th – 15th  3 nights  (extend to 6 nights to include 1 : 1 course )

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Just Flutes with Julie

Just Clarinets with Nick

Small workshop classes and ensembles with 1: 1 help  

A developmental course with intensive tuition for those wishing to improve quickly within a short space of time. Suits those who feel cautious about joining a larger group and who prefer small numbers. Also benefits those who rarely get the chance for structured tuition.

Start time 17.00 on 12th February. End Time  11.00 on 5th February


February 15th – 18th. 3 nights Bespoke* Course    3 places only.

It is possible to extend to include a 3 day ensemble course. 

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Julie is offering a specialist  course with just three playing places for maximum intensity.  She will cover all aspects of your playing and will focus on any particular areas that need special attention. (*Please note that these courses carry a special fee because of their bespoke nature) Suits those seeking personal or professional development or simply a general boost. Every player welcome from complete beginner to advanced as the teaching is tailored to suit you and specific to your needs.

Start time 17.00 on 15th February. End Time  11.00 on 18th February


February 18th – 21st/22nd.  3 or 4 nights

The Cotswolds  4    Booking Form Adults

Just Flutes with Julie

Adult Flute Development Course. Intermediate to Advanced players

A comprehensive approach covering all aspects of flute playing – Tone, Technique, Ensembles and so much more.

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Intensive help on tone, technique, repertoire, playing tips and tricks, daily exercises and much more!

Coached Ensembles, Full group open classes, 1:1 and group workshop style tuition + relaxed masterclasses

Optional extra 24 hour stay with individual lessons, time to practise, consolidate and discuss.

Start time 17.00 on 18th February. End time 11.00 on 21st February or extend to February 22nd ending at 17.00


February 21st – 22nd.  1 night

The Cotswolds 5    Booking Form Adults

A 24 hour crash course for flute, clarinet and saxophone players in need of a quick fix.

1:1 sessions, group workshops and small ensembles.

This short course aims to gives you a motivational taster of what is possible after which we hope that you will feel encouraged and inspired sufficiently to attend a longer course.

Start time  17.00 on 21st. End time 17.00 on 22nd


February 22nd. 1 day workshop

The Cotswolds 6   Booking Form Adults

One day intensive morning and afternoon workshop sessions for those players with not enough days in a week!

or a ‘taster’ day for those first time attendees.

The schedule

09.30 – 17.00 includes full lunch. Individual help in workshop based sessions and ensemble playing.

9.30 – 12.30   Session. 1.00 – 1.45  Lunch.  2.00 – 5.00 Session

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No. of nights3333 or 410
Room TypeStandard. £Standard. £Premium. £Standard. £Standard. £Standard. £
Single ensuite459459599459/589165N/A
Twin share ensuite (if available) per person379379519379/489135N/A
Double ensuite with non playing partner (per room)595595735595/769210N/A
Double ensuite with 2 players sharing (per room)7587581038758/978270N/A
Day rate (non residential)150150190150145130
Course rate (non residential)350350490350/450N/AN/A
“Cheap & cheerful” single (available when full)379379499379/489135N/A

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Venice ( The Lido ) – and our 15th course to the region

March 15th – 18th for 3 nights  … Small Ensembles, 1 : 1 and Workshop sessions

( arrive on March 14th to settle in and have one extra day to sightsee )

March 18th – 21st  for 3 nights  …  Small Ensembles, 1 : 1  and Workshop sessions

Stay for a double course at 5% reduction

Join us on The Lido island of Venice for a combination of playing, sightseeing and great food. It is easy to get around either by foot or bicycle!

Partners most welcome.

We will be rehearsing in a character art nouveau villa,  set on one of the canals with a panoramic view from the terrace across to Venice. Luxury accommodation ranges from single, twin or double ensuite or non ensuite rooms in this villa or a character apartment nearby. We are just a few minutes walk from the water bus stop and a short ride across the lagoon from Piazza Saint Marco  (15 minutes on the famous number 1 vaporetto boat which runs at regular intervals all day)

The airport water bus stops at the Lido and is an easy walk from Arrivals

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 Do book your own accommodation, if you prefer, and join us for playing. There are plenty of choices on the Lido. Sightseeing is easy to manage and water boats plentiful. Partners/friends are also very welcome to join for the whole duration and enjoy a break in Venice!

Where we are

The Lido, made famous by Thomas Mann’s Death in Venice, home to the Film Festival and the favourite week-end and day trip beach trip for Venetians,  is a little over an hour by boat from the main Venice airport or if you prefer then take the bus from the airport terminal to Piazzale Roma and then take the number 1/2 boat down the entire Grand Canal passing the Rialto, Accademia and San Marco.  Please note that Treviso airport, which serves Ryanair, takes more time  and is more costly to transit, but has an easy shuttle bus service to the number 1 boat stop. 1, 2 and 3 day travel tickets are a convenient and inexpensive way of exploring Venice.

Schedule

Day 1   Arrival and light lunch at 14.00  followed by time to explore the Lido and a playing session. Dinner at 19.30.

Day 2  Playing sessions all morning until 12.30.  Time to sightsee and eat a snack in Venice. Return for an optional playing session at 18.30 and Dinner at 19.30

Day 3   as above for Day 2 or we are happy to be flexible and reverse the order of the sessions if you prefer to make an early start.

Day 4  Depart after breakfast. There is a left luggage office at Piazzale Roma from where you can catch the Airport buses.

Flights: There are many carriers serving Venice airports British Airways, Easyjet, Ryanair offer several direct services daily. It may be easier from some regional airports to take two connecting flights.

We suggest aiming for an early morning flight out to Venice and a late flight back to maximize your time. Single tickets are the same price as returns which enables you to have greater flexibility. We can help you find an extra night’s accommodation if this helps with travel plans. There is a modern and covered walk way from the arrivals at Marco Polo airport to the port which is only a 10 minutes stroll away. From there you board the boat to the Lido, where we will meet you for the easy and scenic canal walk to the villa. Alternatively, take the bus from outside the arrivals terminal into central Venice, which takes you to the water bus terminus. From here pick up the famous number 1 boat and we will meet you at the Lido stop.

Arrival one day earlier: We can offer an extra nights stay on March 14th at £65  B and B for anyone who has a flight time that needs a Saturday travel date.

Luggage: Please travel with compact bags as there is so much walking to do in Venice.  The boats charge 3 euros for extra bags and oversized luggage.

1 main piece and 1 hand item are  fine and included. Instruments are welcome  on most carriers.

Money: We provide Full Board and single room accommodation except for Lunch on Day 2 and 3. No car is needed and the Lido is walkable or use a bus with your water bus travel card.

Transits from the airport are extra  – 14 euros from Marco Polo Airport to the Lido  by Blue Line Aliguna ferry or Airport bus and then a 3 day travel card on the water boat is 52 euros bought as a combined  3 day deal.   Vaporetto journeys are 7.50 euros single for 75 minutes or 40 euros for 72 hours. 52 euros if including the airport bus. Single day travel cards are also available. Much of Venice is free to visit but certain museums ( Accademia, Guggungheim, Doges Palaces etc ) do charge and also have timed tickets in peak periods.

Venice 1 & Venice 2March 15-18 or March 18-21March 14th
ROOM TYPE3 nights"extra night B n B"
Single54969
Single deluxe ensuite64999
Twin share (if available) per person49955
Twin share ensuite (if available) per person59970
Double/Twin share with non playing partner (per room)759109
Double/Twin ensuite share with non playing partner (per room)859139
Please note: 3 euros/person tourist tax per night payable on all.


Taroudant, Morocco

May 3rd – 10th  2018

Stay 5 – 7 nights

Partners welcome. No car needed

We invite evryone to a musical house party in the enchanting destination of Taroudant (- la petite Marrakech -) a small and friendly Berber town with many local, natural and cultural attractions. Stay in a typical riad situated in its own walled grounds, just a few minutes walk from the main medina and within the ancient walled city. Choose from a luxury, Moroccan style room ensuite or with shared bathroom nearby. We can offer single, twin or double occupancy. Sit and relax in the beautiful gardens or take a stroll to the rambling souks. Enjoy a coffee or Moroccan mint tea at one of the pavement cafes or sip a chilled beer at the Hotel Palais Salam.

Step a little further and visit the ruined Kasbah or the olive press, where you can sample the lemon infused olive oil. Take a horse and carriage ride around the ancient, fortified city walls. Explore the  markets, which are home to an endless array of goods from local spices to tagines to dates, nuts and figs to clothes.  We can arrange a driver and/or guide should you wish to take a day off and go walking in the mountains or visit the local Berber villages. There is a hammam in the riad and the house keeper can arrange a steam bath and scrub massage!

Fly to Agadir and rent a car for the easy 1 hour drive to Taroudant or we can arrange a ‘Meet and Greet’ taxi.

It is also possible to get a flight to Marrakech and then hire a car for the straightforward drive to Taroudant or we can help you to book/share a limousine ‘Meet and Greet’ taxi from inside the airport for the scenic 3 hour drive to the venue.  We just need to co-ordinate arrival times or you can even explore Marrakech whilst you wait.

Single flights into one airport and out of another are available at similar cost to a return.

Please note that flights and transits are extra. 


Half Board accommodation is offered with the chance to sightsee each day and take lunch out in a local cafe. Beer is available at a local hotel bar and wine, too, if food is ordered. For your added enjoyment, wine can also be ordered through the house keeper.

The weather should be a pleasant lower 20’s with mostly sunshine and there is no time difference from UK.

Partners are most welcome. Stay for 5 – 7 nights with workshop/ensemble playing sessions and 1 : 1 help available. 


Typical daily schedule 

Breakfast 8.45

Playing session 9.30 – 12.30

Lunch out and sightseeing

Late afternoon session ( optional ) at 5.30

Evening soiree at 6.30

Dinner 7.30

Booking Form Adults


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Room Type5 nights £6 nights £7 nights £
Single675810840
Single ensuite725870900
Double/twin share with another player (per person)575690720
Double/twin ensuite share with another player (per person)625750780
Double share with non playing partner (per room)92511101170
Double ensuite share with non playing partner (per room)97511701230

The Woodlands, The Mains, Giggleswick, nr. Settle, Yorkshire Dales. BD24 0AX

June 11th – 14th/15th    Stay 3/4 nights

Retreat to the Yorkshire Dales for an intensive few days playing!

Bespoke flute coaching course with Julie Wright : *3 places only for maximum attention  * please note that this course carries a special fee because of the specialist nature or the tuition.

 

Saxophone ensemble course and workshop sessions with Nicholas Foster. SATB

3 nights or 4th night extended stay. Day visitors welcome – please enquire

Intensive tuition for all levels from beginner to advanced. Suits personal or professional development criteria

Lapsed learners and late starters are our speciality. A useful course for those unable to take regular lessons. The course is very small to give maximum attention with the emphasis on you, the individual player. Don’t worry if this is your first course, we are very sympathetic to your needs and adjust our teaching accordingly

Individually focused on your playing – tone, technique, scales and breathing – repertoire  and duets with tutor – resident pianist – non competitive environment – optional informal performance each evening. Time to practise and consolidate under Julie’s attentive eyes and ears!

Non playing partners always welcome; walk the Dales during the day and join us for meals and soirees. Local walks are easily accessible and the historical town of Settle is just a few minutes away. Travel easily by train to Settle station : no car needed

Start time 18.00 on June 12th. End time 12.00 on June 15th if staying for 3 nights.   End time after breakfast on June 16th if staying for 4 nights

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Room TypePremium £Premium £
Single550680
Single ensuite600730
Twin share (if available) per person480610
Twin share ensuite (if available) per person505645
Double share with non playing partner (per room)670800
Double ensuite share with non playing partner (per room)725855
Double share with playing partner (per room)9601220
Double ensuite share with playing partner (per room)10101290
Day rate (non residential)190190
Course rate (non residential)450580

Booking Form Adults\


 

The Old Rectory, Burford,  Tenbury Wells, nr. Ludlow,  Shropshire, UK.  WR15 8HG

June 15th – 18th    Small ensembles, workshop classes and 1 : 1 help

and Bespoke Clarinets with Nick

Start Time 18.00      End Time 12.00

June 18th – 22nd   Flute Bespoke Course  with workshop sessions, 1 : 1 help, small ensembles and a complete makeover of your playing !  3 places only 

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Just Clarinets and ensemble coaching  with Nick  

Start Time 17.00      End Time 9.30 after breakfast

Stay in this characterful house, part of which dates back to Tudor times.  6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 12 seater dining room, elegant drawing-room and conservatory set within wooded grounds in the beautiful countryside 1 mile walk  across field tracks from Tenbury Wells – an ancient market and spa town with pubs, cafes and small shops. Wander around Burford House gardens, which are situated on the River Tame with access opposite the house entrance.

Comfortable rooms with a choice of single, double, triple and some ensuites.   Partners welcome

Easy travel by road from all areas of England and Wales. Nearest station Ludlow.

Burford, Shropshire June 2018Burford 1. EnsemblesBurford 2. Bespoke
June 15 -18thJune 18 - 22nd
ROOM TYPEStandard £Premium £
Single435665
Single ensuite485715
Twin share (if available) per person365595
Twin share ensuite (if available) per person390620
Double share with non playing partner (per room)565795
Double ensuite share with non playing partner (per room)620845
Double share with playing partner (per room )730POA
Double ensuite share with playing partner (per room)780POA
Day rate (non residential)150190
Course rate (non residential)340560

Booking Form Aults

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Earls Hall, Cockfield, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk. IP30 0JD

…our 9th year at this venue.

Booking Form Adults

Earls Hall is set in the Suffolk countryside near to Lavenham and Bury St Edmunds. It is a characterful, “shabby chic”, manor house set in its own extensive grounds with vegetable garden for our use! Many local walks and Cycle routes. Perfect for that summer retreat. Partners welcome. There are no ensuites at this venue but bathrooms very near to the bedrooms. Accommodation ranges from private double or single, very large twin share or a downstairs room with single bed. Please link to see cost of each type.

July 20th – 23rd

Suffolk Adults 1.

3 nights stay or 6 nights for courses 1 and 2.

Bespoke intensive adult flutes, all levels. 3 places only for maximum attention. Explore the world of flute technique with Julie Wright. Suits beginner to advanced player with programme tailored to suit your exact level.

Also

All levels of adult saxophone ensemble SATB workshops with Nick Foster.

2 parallel courses

Course starts from 18.00 on 20th and ends at 12.00 on 23rd

July 23rd – 26th

Suffolk Adults 2.

3 nights or stay 6 nights for courses 1 and 2.

Alto and bass flute players also welcome

Intermediate levels of adult flute ensembles; grades 4-8. Ensemble coaching, tone, technique, repertoire sessions. Late starters and lapsed learners are our speciality

Play music, eat good home cooking and meet like-minded others in the beautiful setting of Earls Hall with its wonderful gardens.

Bespoke intensive adult saxophone, all levels. 2 parallel courses

Course starts from 17.00 on 23rd and ends at 112.00 on 26th


July 26th – August 1st

UK International Student Summer Music Camp

Flutes, Clarinets, Saxophones and Friends on Oboe, Bassoon, Recorder, Violin and Cello – ages 8 – 18

August 1st – 5th

Suffolk Adults 4

4 nights or 8 nights if combined with course 5 which is an advanced ensembles course.

Adult flute Bespoke intensive course. 3  places maximum. Explore the world of flute technique with Julie Wright. Suits beginner to advanced player with programme tailored to suit your specific level

Adult saxophone ensemble workshop. 2 parallel courses.

Course starts from 17.00 on 1st and ends at 11.00 on the 5th.

August 5th -9th  

Suffolk Adults 5

Advanced adult flutes – minimum certified grade 8; diploma and teachers. Secure reading is essential

4 nights or stay 8 nights when combined with course 4  which is a bespoke individual course.

Adult flute ensemble coaching with tone, technique and repertoire sessions.

Adult clarinet course: ensembles and bespoke clarinet course.

2 parallel courses.

Course starts at 17.00 on 5th August. Course ends at 11.00 on 9th August

SuffolkJuly2018
Suffolk 13 nights.July 20 - 23
Suffolk 23 nights.July 23 - 26
ROOM TYPE :Standard ratePremium rate**
Single490590
Large twin share (If share available) per person.390490
Double share with non playing partner. (per room)645745
Double share with playing partner (per room)780880
Day rate (non residential)145185
Course rate (non residential)350450
“Cheap & cheerful” single bed downstairs (available when all rooms booked)390490
** Bespoke, small ratio, courses
Suffolk 44 nights.August 1 - 5
Suffolk 54 nights.August 5 - 9
ROOM TYPE :Standard ratePremium rate**
Single595695
Large twin share (If share available) per person490590
Double share with non playing partner (per room)745POA
Double share with playing partner (per room)980POA
Day rate (non residential)145185
Course rate (non residential)450550
“Cheap & cheerful” single bed downstairs in a sitting room - (available when all rooms booked)490590
** bespoke, small ratio courses

The Old Sawmill and Stables

Hastingleigh, near Wye, Ashford, Kent, UK

Julie and Nick’s

” Woodwind Clinic”

A musical retreat to rural Kent, covering all aspects of your playing

for all Adult players of Flute, Clarinet and Saxophone

from near beginners to grade 4

Partners welcome.

August 18th – 21st   :  3 nights

August 21st – 25th   :   4 nights

Combine dates and stay for a double course   :   7 nights

7 places in total

  Wye is 60 minutes  by train from St Pancras Intrnational via Ashford

Booking Form Adults

A first level “check up” course to make sure that you are heading in the right direction with Tone, Technique, Breathing, Articulation, Dynamics + Repertoire and for those needing a refresher ‘back to basics’ few days. Both Julie and Nick are quick to analyse and diagnose which makes for rapid trouble shooting, problem solving and smooth progress.

Workshop style sessions, 1 : 1 help, ensemble coaching  with parts written to suit your individual level and demonstration classes focusing on the basic elements of each instrument, practice structure and techniques, performance styles and how to gain confidence/nerve removal…….

We can assist you to read notation more fluently and to develop a secure understanding of rhythms. Our aim is to help you to enjoy your playing and to achieve that much desired improvement based on secure foundations.

Hastingleigh is a hamlet in rural Kent – an area of outstanding natural beauty on the rolling Downs. We will be staying in a converted sawmill and stables in well equipped chalet style dwellings with shared kitchenettes and living areas. Wifi is available in each one, although the phone signal can be very patchy. 

No car needed as we are offering meet and greet at Wye station.

There are many local walks and public footpaths for that essential relax and breath of fresh air.

The local pub is a pleasant 1 mile stroll away. Nearest shop 4 miles.

Travel by car and park on site, or take the train via Ashford to Wye, from where we can collect you at 5.30. If you arrive early at the station, please amuse yourself in the adjacent pub.

Course daily structure

Breakfast 8.45

Playing sessions 9.30 – 12.30

Lunch 1.00

Afternoon free for walking, relaxing or practising ‘given’ tasks

“Check up” Session  17.00

Ensembles/Mixed Ensembles 18.00

Evening Soiree 19.00

Dinner 19.30 

Hastingleigh 20183 nights4 nights
Room TypeStandard £Standard £
Single420520
Single ensuite470570
Twin share (if available) per person350450
Twin share ensuite (if available) per person375475
Double share with non playing partner (per room)545645
Double ensuite share with non playing partner (per room)595695
Double share with playing partner (per room)700900
Double ensuite share with playing partner (per room)750950
Day rate (non residential)150150
Course rate (non residential)350460
7 night course Less 10% of Total

Booking Form Adults


Link to course information page

The Trevor Wye Studio Course 2018

All tuition, classes and sessions at Trevor’s House 

Accommodation situated locallywithin walking distance.

No car needed

August 25th – September 1st , 2018

Hastingleigh, near Ashford, Kent, UK

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The Hop House, Oad Street, near Sittingbourne, Kent

October 5th – 8th

3 nights

Hop House 1

Flute Bespoke*

Intensive tuition under Julie’s watchful eyes and “ears”.

Flute Bespoke Course

*please note that these courses carries a special fee due to the bespoke nature of the teaching.

Julie is offering a specialist  course with just three playing places for maximum intensity.  She will cover all aspects of your playing and will focus on any particular areas that need special attention. (*Please note that these courses carry a special fee because of their bespoke nature) Suits those seeking personal or professional development or simply a general boost. Every player welcome from complete beginner to advanced as the teaching is tailored to suit you and specific to your needs.

  This course is particularly suited to those who do not have time for regular lessons and are in need of some extra practice!

October 8th – 12th 

Hop House 2

4 nights

A Bespoke Workshop Course

to improve all aspects of your playing

Intermediate Levels

A bespoke workshop based course including tone, technique, breathing, articulation and intonation.  Small, workshop based, group learning sessions throughout the morning with a break after lunch for a walk, chat or some practice!. Play again from 5 – 7pm 

This is a comprehensive, small group based, developmental course aimed at Intermediate levels of player. The numbers are kept small to guarantee maximum attention; especially useful for those unable to have regular tuition. Don’t worry if this is your first course; we are completely sympathetic to your needs and adjust our teaching accordingly.

Intermediate levels.

This fabulous oast house has been carefully and lovingly transformed by the owners, into a magnificent 7 bedroomed home with all rooms ensuite. It is situated in the small hamlet of Oad Street in the heart of rural Kent.

Parking onsite.

Second kitchen for tea and coffee making.

Wifi.

Train from Victoria to Sittingbourne 1hr 10 minutes

Train from St Pancras to Sittingbourne 1 hr.

Taxi from Sittingbourne to Oad Street – 3 miles

Course starts from 18.00 on 5th and ends  at 11.00 on the 8th.

Course starts from 17.00 on 8th and ends after breakfast on the 12th.

 

Oad Street near Sittinbourne, Kent, UKHop House 1
October 5th - 8th
3 nights
Bespoke
Hop House 2
October 8th - 12th
4 nights
Bespoke
Room TypePremium Rate
Bespoke Course
Premium Rate
Bespoke Course
Luxury Single ensuite645745
Luxury Double ensuite with non playing partner ( per room )765885

Booking Form Adults 

 

 


The Poachers Arms, Hope, Derbyshire

November 2nd – 5th Hope 1

Flute Bespoke

November 5th – 9th  Hope 2

Flute Ensembles

Join us in this converted pub/restaurant for a few days of music making.

9 double bedrooms ensuite – all with TV.

Ample rehearsal space

wifi

off street parking

8 minutes walk to the village pubs, shops and cafes

local countryside walks

By train

26 minutes from Sheffield to Hope

50 minutes from Manchester Piccadilly to Hope


 

Hope, Derbyshire
2018
3 nights.November 2nd - 5th4 nights.November 5th - 9th
ROOM TYPE :Standard ratePremium rate**Standard ratePremium rate**
Single ensuite470600570730
Twin share ensuite (If share available) per person.370500470630
Double ensuite share with non playing partner. (per room)595725720880
Day rate (non residential)150190150190
Course rate (non residential)345445445565
** bespoke courses**bespoke courses

Booking Form Adults



“Thank you very much for running the Andorra course. I am in complete amazement that you both run such an intensive course, look after us and feed us like you do. It’s incredible! It was great food and great company ….and great playing too, of course! I havent played that much for a long time ……. and I’m going back to work for a rest now”  SH : Andorra course September 2015



I wanted to drop you a note to thank you for the wonderful experience in Morocco. I have noticed an incredible difference in my playing and a whole new awareness of what I am doing, or not doing!!!
Now I am listening so much more and trying to keep up these new habits and not fall back into my old ways.  Thank you so much for all your encouragement, patience and perseverance. D.F. February 2015

Thank you very much for the course in Corfu: for your warm welcome and for getting me back on my feet musically speaking and also my morale! All the best for the rest of your courses and till next time! C.M May 2016

Dear Julie, Thank you so much for a really enjoyable course at Home Farm. Your joy of teaching is an inspiration – not to mention your patience! – and I feel as if I learnt so much more about playing the flute. I woke up with Mozart in my head and am determined to play it from memory soon! Lovely to have that amount of playing, plus of course the amazing food which you and Nick seemed to conjure up effortlessly. C.J. February 2016

“thank you so much, yet again, for a fabulous 1 : 1 course. You did everything I needed but didn’t know I needed. It was inspirational and I am so appreciative.”    EB February 2016

“not just a music course, but a culinary experience – simply wonderful food.” 


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