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

Flute Courses

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2024

Church Stretton, Shropshire

June 7th -10th.   Intermediate+ Flute Ensembles  

June 10th – 13th.    Flute 3 : 2 : 1 Workshops/Ensembles/Masterclass 

Earls Hall, Cockfield, Suffolk

July19th – July 24th  International Students’ Course 

July 24th – 27th. Bespoke 3 : 2 : 1   Flute/Clarinet/Saxophone

July 27th – July 30th  Upgrade your Playing Level -Woodwind Clinic.   Flute/Clarinet/Saxophone.   

July 31st  – August 4th  3:2:1 Advanced Flute 3;2;1  or Advanced Saxophone Ensembles   

August 4th –  8th.  Flute Ensembles/Workshops or Saxophone/Clarinet Bespoke 1 : 1  

Eardisland,

September 20th – 23rd   Upgrade your playing  5 : 4 : 3 : 2 : 1  Flute  Ensembles with Julie playing, leading or accompanying  and Saxophone/Clarinet 1;1 with Nick  Full 

September23rd – 26th   Upgrade your playing  Woodwind Workshop 5 : 4 : 3 : 2 : 1  Ensembles with Julie/Nick playing, leading or accompanying Flute/Clarinet/ Saxophone 

The Cotswolds, Gloucestershire 

November 15th – 18th Flute Ensembles or Clarinet/Saxophone 1 : 1 

November 18th – 21st Flute Ensembles or Flute/Clarinet/Saxophone Woodwind Workshop 

Eardisland, Herefordshire 

December 13th – 16th  Festive and Intensive Ensembles and individual help.  Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone Intermediate Levels 

December 13th – 17th  Add on an extra day of even more intensive 1 : 1    Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone Intermediate Levels


2025

Upper Seagry, near Malmsbury, Wiltshire

January 24th – 27th 2025    Intermediate to Advanced Flute Choir, Ensembles and Workshops 

January 27th  –  30th 2025  .  5: 4: 3 : 2 : 1 ensembles, workshop, clinic and solos. 

January 31st – February 3rd  2025  5:4 :3:2:1  Flute workshop with small ensembles

February 3rd – 6th 2025   Woodwind Workshop Flute/Clarinet/Saxophones combined.  Intermediate level. 

Church Stretton, Shropshire,UK

February 28th – March 3rd.  Advanced Flute Ensembles or 1 : 1 Clarinet/Saxophone

March 3rd – 6th    Advanced mixed ensemble workshop with  6 players 2 tutors 

Brittany, France 

May 8th – 13th A Musical Retreat for Players, Partners and Friends 

 


2024 Flute Courses


Church Stretton, Shropshire 

 

June 7th – 10th and 10th – 13th. 

Stay 3 or 6 nights 

Course 1 : June 7th – 10th.

Intermediate + Flute Ensembles and Chamber Music

Duets, Trios, Quartets 

Workshop based sessions with plenty of playing to enjoy.

Technique sessions are also included each day.

Start time 18.00 on June 7th.  End Time 11.30 on June 10th

Stay in this characterful house within walking distance of the town centre. 

Single, Double or twin accommodation with Full Board 

All rooms ensuite or with private bathroom next door. 

Course 2 : June 10th – 13th

Flute  3:2:1 Course with workshop sessions, 1 : 1 help

Trios, Duets and Solos

and a complete makeover of your playing !  3 places only 

plus: Just Clarinets 1 : 1 course

Stay in this characterful house within walking distance of the town centre. 

Single, Double or twin accommodation with Full Board 

All rooms ensuite or with private bathroom next door. 

Start Time 18.00.   End Time 11.30

Booking Form 

Church Stretton
3 nights Ensembles
June 7th - 10th
3 nights Bespoke or
Masterclass 3 : 2 : 1
June 10th - 13th
ROOM TYPEFull Board Full Board
Double room with private bathroom on same corridor539589
Double room ensuite 599649


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Earls Hall, Cockfield nr. Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk 

Our favourite summer retreat and the 12th year at this lovely venue in the Suffolk countryside. A beautiful old country house set in its own grounds with orchard and vegetable garden surrounded by miles of arable farmlands and ancient woods. Approximately 3 miles from historic Lavenham and 5 miles from Bury St. Edmunds. 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 19th – 24th. Suffolk 1 Students 

UK International Student Summer Music Camp

Flutes, Clarinets, Saxophones and Friends on Oboe, Bassoon, Recorder …. – ages 10 – 18


July 24th – 27th  Suffolk Adults 2 

Bespoke 3 : 2 : 1

Individual sessions, duets and trios with Julie and Nick 

This course caters for your exact level of playing, aims to boost your performance skills and sort out everything on the way!

Course starts at 18.00 on July 24th and ends at 11.00 on 27th 

Booking Form 


July 27th – July 30th  Suffolk Adults 3 

Woodwind Clinic 

A “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 cover everything!

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.

Course starts at 18.00 on 27th and ends at 11.00 on July 30th 

Suffolk 2
Bespoke 1:1 Full board/Tuition
Flute/Clarinet/Saxophone
1 : 1
July 24th - 27th
3 nights
Suffolk 2 and Suffolk 3
6 nights
Single6995% discount for 6 nights

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

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

Suffolk 3
Full Board and All Tuition
Flute/Clarinet/Saxophone
July 27th - August 30th
3 nights
Suffolk 2 and 3
Double Course
6 nights
Single5995% discount for 6 nights

Booking Form 

July 31st  – August 4th 

Suffolk Adults 4 

3:2:1  Advanced Trios, Duets and Solos 

The course is aimed at those who enjoy playing small ensembles and solos with piano

Bring repertoire that you enjoy playing and we will also have plenty of music to choose from!

4 nights stay or 8 if combined with Course 5 

Just 2 places with Julie as player/tutor.

Grade 8 level

Course starts at 18.00 on  July 31st. Course ends at 11.00 on 4th August


August 4th – 8th  

Suffolk Adults 5

Flute Workshop/Ensembles Course

A comprehensive workshop style course covering all aspects of your playing 

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

Flute workshops and ensemble coaching with Julie : ensembles, tone, technique and repertoire sessions.

5/6 places Grade 8 minimum 

Course starts at 18.00 on 4th August. Course ends at 11.00 on 8th August

Suffolk 4/5
Full Board and all Tuition
Course 4
Saxophone Ensembles
July 31st - August 4th
4 nights
Course 4
Flutes 3:2:1
July 31st - August 4th
4 nights
Course 5
Flute Ensembles
August 4th - 8th
4 nights
Course 5 Clarinet/Saxophone 1 : 1
August 4th - 8th
4 nights
Course 4 and 5
Single7197197195% discount for 8 nights
Twin share for 2 players669 per person 649 per person669 per person5% discount for 8 nights
Cheap and Cheerful Sofabed
- available when all bedrooms are booked .
6196196195% discount for 8 nights

Booking Form 


Eardisland, Herefordshire, UK 

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A Musical Holiday and Retreat 1 and 2 and 3 and 4

Partners and Friends Welcome 

Hereford Retreat 1 

Flute Ensembles 

September 20th – 23rd  Upgrade your playing  5 : 4 : 3 : 2 : 1  

Ensembles with Julie playing, leading or accompanying for Advanced Flutes


Hereford Retreat 2 

September 23rd – 26th   Upgrade your playing  5 : 4 : 3 : 2 : 1  workshop

Ensembles with Julie/Nick playing, leading or accompanying for  Flute/Clarinet/ Saxophones Intermediate level  


Hereford Retreat 3 

September 27th – 30th 

Flute 3 : 2  : 1 Intensive solo and ensemble workshop sessions with Julie leading/playing/accompanying


Hereford Retreat 4 

September 30th – October 3rd

Flute 3 : 2  : 1 Intensive solo and ensemble workshop sessions with Julie leading/playing/accompanying


Please ask about appropriate playing level and we will direct you to the correct dates


Luxury Accommodation with ensuite or non ensuite rooms and spacious rehearsal/living areas. 

maximum 2 – 5 places depending on the course

Partners and friends welcome and there are so many local places of interest to visit and enjoy. 
Leominster 5 miles, Hay-on-Wye 21 miles (famous for its second-hand book shops), Presteigne 10 miles , Kington 8 miles, Ledbury, Ross-on-Wye 23 miles, Ludlow 16.7 miles
 
The venue is situated on a working farm in rural Herefordshire and has ample car parking.
There is a tennis court for us to use … please bring your own rackets and balls.
Hot Tub 
Courtyard garden and patio
Wooden garden house 
Wifi
Hot water and generous heating ( underfloor and radiators ) throughout the barn. 
4 ensuite double/twin rooms and 2 sharing a Jack and Jill bathroom 

Each course starts at 18.00  and ends at 11.30

All meals included from Dinner on the first evening to Breakfast on the last morning 

Please ask for shared car possibilities or public transport 

 

The beautiful village of Eardisland is set on the banks of the River Arrow and is a picturesque location for a peaceful holiday. With local pubs, tea rooms and a community store selling local produce which is set within the dovecote, this quaint village has everything you will need. A variety of birdlife can be found around the river which makes this a charming place to stay. Close by, the picturesque village of Weobley, once voted one of the top ten places to live in England, has many timber-framed buildings, and excellent facilities including a village shop, local pubs and the renowned Jules restaurant. Hay-on-Wye, the town of books, is within easy reach as are medieval Ludlow, the cathedral city of Hereford with its medieval bridge spanning the River Wye, Mappa Mundi world map and Chained Library. The magnificent Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons National Park also make a great day out. Surrounded by beautiful rolling countryside including Offa’s Dyke and the Golden Valley, this is an excellent location for walking and cycling trails as well as sampling wonderful local produce at a local cheese factory, vineyard and cider farms.

Thank you for laying on such an enjoyable experience. The results of the course have been extraordinary….My playing has gone up a notch or two. JC Devon, March 2019

Eardisland, HerefordCourse 1
September 20th - 23rd
Course 2
September 23rd - 26th
Course 3
September 27th - 30th
Course 4
September 30th - October 3rd
Course 3 and 4
September 27th - October 3rd
number of nights
including accommodation and all meals + tuition
33336
Single Occupancy Double/Twin room ensuite6596596596591200
Single occupancy sharing a Jack and Jill bathroom 5995995995991100
Twin share 539 per person539 per person539 per person549 per person990 per person
Non playing partner sharing a double ensuite room with a player 195 195 195195350

Booking Form 


Greyhound Barns, Barnsley Village, The Cotswolds Gloucestershire UK

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Course 1 

Cotswolds 1 November 15th – 18th

Flute Workshops/Ensembles  Intermediate Level players

A comprehensive workshop style course covering all aspects of your playing 

Solos, Duets, Ensembles. Play with an accompanist

We guarantee improvement in just a few days

All ensuite rooms and large rehearsal space 

Course begins at 18.00 and ends at 11.30

Booking Form 

Barnsley Village
The Cotswolds
Gloucestershire
Cotswolds 1
Flutes
Cotswolds 1 : 1
Bespoke
Clarinet/Sax
Cotswolds 2
Flute/Clarinet/Sax
No. of nights333
Single occupancy ensuite 639639639
Non residential Full Course.
Includes meals.
465465465
Day visitor
(min 2 days)
Includes meals
N/AN/A£185 per day
minimum 2 days

 


Course 2 

Cotswolds 2 November 18th – 21st

Flute Ensembles Intermediate Level with Julie

including parts for Flute/Alto/Bass

or

Woodwind Clinic with Nick 

Flute, Clarinet and Saxophone – Please ask for level and suitability

A comprehensive workshop style course covering all aspects of your playing 

Solos, Duets, Ensembles. Play with an accompanist

We guarantee improvement in just a few days

All ensuite rooms and large rehearsal space 

Course begins at 18.00 and ends at 11.30

Barnsley Village
The Cotswolds
Gloucestershire
Cotswolds 1
Flutes
Cotswolds 1 : 1
Bespoke
Clarinet/Sax
Cotswolds 2
Flute/Clarinet/Sax
No. of nights333
Single occupancy ensuite 639639639
Non residential Full Course.
Includes meals.
465465465
Day visitor
(min 2 days)
Includes meals
N/AN/A£185 per day
minimum 2 days

Booking Form 


Eardisland, Herefordshire 

December 13th – 16th  

Festive Intensive – Ensembles and individual playing/help

December 13th – 17th

Festive Intensive with an additional day and night of 1 : 1

Luxury Accommodation with ensuite or non ensuite rooms and spacious rehearsal/living areas. 

maximum 5/6 places for  flute, clarinet, saxophone

Join together for some festive favourites and other seasonal classics that Nick has arranged.

In addition, we will have some more unusual content such as Manfredini’s Baroque Christmas Concerto and an arrangement of an aria from Bach’s Christmas oratorio.

From traditional arrangements to Bach to Boardway and beyond. 

There will also be the opportunity for individual help and solo opportunities with accompaniment.

Stay for an extra 24 hours for some intensive 1 : 1 

our festive course in December 2020

Partners and friends welcome and there are so many local places of interest to visit and enjoy. 
Leominster 5 miles, Hay-on-Wye 21 miles (famous for its second-hand book shops), Presteigne 10 miles , Kington 8 miles, Ledbury, Ross-on-Wye 23 miles, Ludlow 16.7 miles
 
The venue is situated on a working farm in rural Herefordshire and has ample car parking.
There is a tennis court for us to use … please bring your own rackets and balls.
Hot Tub 
Courtyard garden and patio
Wooden garden house 
Wifi
Hot water and generous heating ( underfloor and radiators ) throughout the barn. 
4 ensuite double/twin rooms and 2 sharing a Jack and Jill bathroom 

The course begins at 18.00 on December 13th and ends on 16th if staying for 3 nights or 17th if you choose for an additional, extra intensive day and night!

All meals included from Dinner on the first evening to Breakfast on the last morning 

Please ask for shared car possibilities or public transport 

 
 

The beautiful village of Eardisland is set on the banks of the River Arrow and is a picturesque location for a peaceful holiday. With local pubs, tea rooms and a community store selling local produce which is set within the dovecote, this quaint village has everything you will need. A variety of birdlife can be found around the river which makes this a charming place to stay. Close by, the picturesque village of Weobley, once voted one of the top ten places to live in England, has many timber-framed buildings, and excellent facilities including a village shop, local pubs and the renowned Jules restaurant. Hay-on-Wye, the town of books, is within easy reach as are medieval Ludlow, the cathedral city of Hereford with its medieval bridge spanning the River Wye, Mappa Mundi world map and Chained Library. The magnificent Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons National Park also make a great day out. Surrounded by beautiful rolling countryside including Offa’s Dyke and the Golden Valley, this is an excellent location for walking and cycling trails as well as sampling wonderful local produce at a local cheese factory, vineyard and cider farms.

Eardisland, HerefordCourse 1
December 13th - 16th
Course 1 +
December 13th - 17th
number of nights
including accommodation and all meals + tuition
3 nights4 nights
Single Occupancy Double/Twin room ensuite629699
Single occupancy sharing a Jack and Jill bathroom 599669
Twin share ensuite539539
Non playing partner sharing a double ensuite room with a player. All meals included195225

Booking Form 


Courses in 2025 


Upper Seagry, near Malmsbury, Wiltshire

January 24th – February 6th 2025

4 consecutive courses 

4 courses in total

Each Course starts at 18.00 and ends at 11.30

with

Julie Wright ARCM. LGSM. B. Ed Hons

and Nicholas Foster GRNCM

Stay in this beautifully presented house on an organic farm in Upper Seagry, near Malmsbury, Wiltshire.

We also have access to a two bedroomed cottage on the estate 

All double/twin bedrooms with private/ensuite bathrooms

Wiltshire 1

January 24th – 27th    3 nights

Intermediate/Advanced Flute Ensembles Playing Course 5:4:3:2:1

All Intermediate – Advanced adult flute players welcome.

Participants must be secure readers.

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 – 13.00 and 16.30 – 19.30 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 24th January. End time 11.30 on 27th January

Stay for 6 nights with a 5% reduction

1,2,3,4.
No. of nights3 fully inclusive
Single ensuite/private bathroom679
Daily rate full course£465
Daily rate £185 each day minimum 2 days

Booking Form 


Wiltshire 2

January 27th – 30th   3 nights

Small Flute Ensembles and Workshop/Clinic

Upgrade your playing level and increase your performance confidence  

Ensembles with Julie playing and leading 

 Trios, Duets and Solos with piano accompaniment

Clinic sessions to help with tone, technique, tips and tricks.

Intermediate level flutes

1,2,3,4.
No. of nights3 fully inclusive
Single ensuite/private bathroom679
Daily rate full course£465
Daily rate £185 each day minimum 2 days

Booking Form 


Wiltshire 3 

January 31st – February 3rd  3 nights

5 : 4 : 3 : 2 : 1 Flute Workshop/Ensembles and Clinic Course 

Julie will cover all aspects of your playing within a small ensemble playing situation and will focus on any particular areas that need special attention.

Quintets, Quartets, Trios, Duets, Solos and Tone/Technique etc 

An intensive course aimed at your exact playing level.

The chance to chat and relax with like-minded others at the same time as giving your own playing a boost.

Start time 18.00 on January 31st   End Time  11.30 on  February 3rd

 

Booking Form 


Wiltshire 4 

February 3rd – 6th   3 nights 

Woodwind Workshop for Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone-  Intermediate levels 

A  workshop based course including tone, technique, breathing, articulation and intonation.

Small group learning sessions throughout the morning with a break after lunch for a walk, chat or some practice. Play again from 4.30 – 7pm 

This is a comprehensive, small group based, developmental course aimed at Intermediate levels of player. The numbers are kept small with two tutors 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

A “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 help with everything!

The numbers will be kept at 7/8 (with 2 tutors) depending on instrument combinations.

There will be daily opportunities to play solos with piano accompaniment. Make these as easy and manageable or as challenging as you wish. 

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.

Start time 18.00 on  February 3rd. End Time  11.30 on  February 6th

 

1,2,3,4.
No. of nights3 fully inclusive
Single ensuite/private bathroom679
Daily rate full course£465
Daily rate £185 each day minimum 2 days

Booking Form 

 

                                                             


Church Stretton, Shropshire 

February 28th – March 3rd

March 3rd – 6th 

Start time 18.00   End Time 11.30 after a final session

Stay in this characterful house within walking distance of the town centre. 

Single, Double or twin accommodation with Full Board 

All rooms ensuite or with private bathroom next door. 


Course 1

February 28th – March 3rd

Advanced flute ensembles with Julie playing/leading

Suits diploma level and teachers 


Course 2 

March 3rd – 6th 

Advanced Mixed Ensemble Workshop

Quintets, Quartets, Trios, Duets and Solos

and a complete makeover of your playing !  

6 places only with 2 tutors playing/leading

Stay in this characterful house within walking distance of the town centre. 

Single, Double or Twin accommodation with Full Board 

All rooms ensuite or with private bathroom next door. 

Start Time 18.00.   End Time 11.30 after a final session

Booking Form 

Church Stretton
3 nights fully inclusive of tuition, all meals and accommodation
ROOM TYPEFull Board
Double room ensuite 659
Double room with private bathroom on same corridor629
Twin ensuite579

 


Keremma Beach, Treflez, Finistere Region, Brittany, France

near to Brest and Morlaix

May 8th – 13th 2025  5 nights 

A Musical Retreat for Players, Partners and Friends 

Advanced Flutes

All levels of Clarinet 

We are offering a 5 night stay with single or twin accommodation ensuite 

Full board

Breakfast

Light Lunch of Soup, Bread and Fruit 

Full Evening Meal

A kettle and Tea, Coffee, Milk etc will be available for your use during the day. 

Schedule (can be flexible to your needs)

Breakfast 9.00

Session 10.00- 12.30

Lunch 12.30

Afternoon Free 

Session 16.30 or 17.00 depending on your sightseeing needs 

Evening Soiree 19.00

Dinner 19.30’ish!

First session after welcome drinks on the first evening and then dinner 

Stay in this spacious house with 8 ensuite bedrooms. It is situated in its own large garden and is just a 400 metre walk from 5km of perfect dunes and a white sandy beach. The house is simply and traditionally refurbished and away from the crowds. 

Heating

Hot Water

Wifi

Towels and Linen provided 

We suggest a car share for less cost 

Travel from

Portsmouth to Caen and then 3.48 hours drive 

Portsmouth to St Malo and then 2.34 hours drive 

or Dover to Calais and then  7.10 hours drive 

Plymouth to Roscoff 35 minutes drive ( Take care re schedules as not all days are covered ) 

(It is possible to do two single crossings rather than a return to and from the same destination – this is a good way to see a little more of beautiful Brittany. There are also reasonably priced hotels in Roscoff should you wish to add on a day in either direction) 

Arrival after 17.30 on the first day and Departure after breakfast on the final day 

Local small shop Chez TonTon Jo  (closed Mondays)

and

Bar/Tabac Ar Menez  for coffee/wine/ beer etc  (closed Mondays)

Local bicycle and walking trails 

Meneham fishermen’s village 12 minutes drive

Lighthouse of Pontusval 14 minutes drive

Visit Morlaix 43 minute drive 

Visit Brest 41 minutes drive 

                                                               

Brittany full board and tuition included. Brittany
May 8th - 13th
5 nights
Private room with private bathroom.£799
Shared twin room between 2 with private bathroom£749
non playing partner £325

Booking Form