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

Professional Development

Professional Development Courses  

 2017/2018

for 

Instrumental Teachers

on
 
Flute, Clarinet and Saxophone Courses.

For those seeking experience on a second or third instrument, we suggest that you look at the venues and dates and select a 1 : 1 course or an all levels ensembles and workshop course.

Julie teaching a saxophone player her first notes on the flute and demonstrating basic practices and principles 

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   Professional Development Courses
for
practising teachers and intending teachers…..presented by teachers who are specialists in music education
We can also visit your School, College or University as Visiting Artists.

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Nicholas Foster GRNCM – Professional Soloist, Orchestral Player and Teaching Specialist

Julie Wright ARCM LGSM B.Ed Hons – Flute and Piccolo Specialist and Teacher of International acclaim

Julie and Nicholas are a high profile and dynamic team of professional musicians and educators with over 30 years of combined experience.
Professional Development opportunities are available on many of their courses, either for first study instrumentalists or for those needing intensive coaching, or rudimentary techniques on flute, clarinet or saxophones as second or third instruments. Benefit from our wide experience teaching beginners, improvers and advanced students, Adults and Teachers. We are happy to share all our knowledge base, tips, tricks and techniques. Plenty of time for those relaxed chats around the table or at the pub too!

Julie and Nick at work with students – we are more than happy to share our expertise

Please ask and we will create a bespoke programme for you on any course.
Other instrumentalists and non players are also welcome to attend our professional development sessions.

We host teacher training sessions, seminars and consultations, giving up to the minute advice for instrumental teachers both in private practice or in an educational establishment.
In addition to our expertise,we also offer the use of their own musical arrangements – a wide-ranging, inspirational and original catalogue of over 300 titles.
Both musicians have a varied performance and teaching career worldwide and use this widely acclaimed experience to help you create, plan, budget for, and structure a musical event or teaching practice/department.

From the Beginning or Back to Basics …..
Flute, Clarinet and Saxophone Courses for the non specialist to learn the basic skills or to refresh those fumbling fingers !
Please look at our list of venues and we can create a bespoke programme specifically for your needs.
We can go right from the basics and give you a check list of important points for teaching an instrument that is not your speciality….
Suits those teaching multi instruments in a school situation.
 

Advanced Personal and Professional Flute Development

Trevor Wye International Flute Course August August 25th – September 1st, 2018

The Trevor Wye Studio, Hastingleigh,  near Ashford, Kent, UK

No car needed as we can collect at 17.30 on the first day from Wye station and return on the last day at 9.00

at
The Trevor Wye Studio, Hastingleigh,  near Ashford, Kent, UK
with accommodation within walking distance
with
Trevor Wye, Julie Wright and Anne Marshall (piano)
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10 Advanced and Teaching places  with Trevor plus 4 with Julie for AmateurAdults and committed younger students
 

 Barnsley Village
The Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, UK
February 9th – 23rd
6 consecutive courses
Please view relevant instrument page for details
Burford Village, Cotswolds. February 2018No. of nightsSingle ensuiteTwin share ensuite (if available) per personDouble ensuite with non playing partner (per room)Double ensuite with 2 players sharing (per room)Day rate (non residential)Course rate (non residential)“Cheap & cheerful” single (available when all rooms booked)
Cotswolds 1, 2, 3, 4.3459379595758150350379
Cotswolds 3. *1:1* premium rate35995197351038190490499
Cotswolds 4.4589489769978150450489
Cotswolds 5.1165135210270145N/A135
Cotswolds 6. (09.30 -17.00)0N/AN/AN/AN/A130N/AN/A

 

Venice (The Lido), Italy – 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 appartment 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

Booking Form Adults

 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 March 18-21March 14th
ROOM TYPE3 nights "extra night B n B"
Single54979
Single deluxe ensuite649109
Twin share (if available) per person49965
Twin share ensuite (if available) per person59980
Double/Twin share with non playing partner (per room)759119
Double/Twin ensuite share with non playing partner (per room)859149
** N.B: 3.50 euros/person tourist tax per night payable on all.
5% discount for a double course of 6 nights - excludes cost of extra first night.


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 Salaam.

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 maid.

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


MoroccoMay2018 
ROOM TYPE5 nights6 nights7 nights
Single 675810840
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


 

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