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

Saxophone Courses

 

 

2024

The Cotswolds, Gloucestershire

January 26th – 29th  1 : 1 Full 

January 29th – February 1st     N/A

February 2nd – 5th  N/A

February 5th – 8th. Woodwind Clinic/Ensembles/Workshop  Flute/Clarinet/Saxophone Intermediate Level

Bishops Frome, Herefordshire

March 1st – 4th

1 : 1 with Nick

March 4th – 7th    

1 : 1 with Nick

Cher, Central Loire Region, France 

March 15th – 22nd 3/4/6/7/nights A Musical Retreat for Players, Partners and Friends

Troo,  Loir – et – Cher,  France 

March 22nd – 29th 3, 4 or 7 nights A Musical Retreat for Players, Partners and Friends  

Giggleswick, near Settle, Yorkshire Dales

June 3rd – 7th  Advanced Saxophone Ensembles SATB 

Church Stretton 

June 7th – 10th.   

June 10th -13th 

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 .  Advanced Saxophone Ensembles or Flute Bespoke 3 : 2 : 1. 

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

Eardisland, Herefordshire

Hereford Retreat 1 September 20th – 23rd  1 : 1 with Nick 

Hereford Retreat 2  September 23rd – 26th   54321 

Hereford Retreat 3  September 27th – 30th  Saxophone Summit SATB

Hereford Retreat 4  September 30th – October 3rd.  Saxophone Summit SATB

Hope, Derbyshire

November 4th – 7th Saxophone Ensembles SATB

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

Wiltshire,  near Malmsbury

January 24th – 27th 1: 1 with Nick

January 31st – February 3rd  1 : 1 with Nick 

February 2nd – 5th  Woodwind Clinic/Workshop/Ensembles. Flute/Clarinet/Saxophone 

 


2024 Courses


Bishops Frome, Herefordshire 

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Stay 3 or 6 nights 

 Course 1 

March 1st – 4th 2024

Upgrade your playing  5 : 4 : 3 : 2 : 1  Challenging Flute Ensembles with Julie playing or leading 

or

1 : 1 saxophone/Clarinet with Nick 

Stay in this fantastic house on a 60 acre estate – well managed farmland and ancient woodland for you to roam. It is tucked away in the countryside with many walks from the door. 

The house is beautifully restored and has all ensuite bedrooms.

Each course begins at 18.00 and ends at 11.30  

Course 2 

March 4th – 7th 

 Flutes/Clarinets/Saxophones Upgrade Ensembles Course 

All meals, tuition and private room with ensuite bathroom accommodation included

Flutes/Clarinet/Saxophones

5:4:3:2:1 course

Challenging Chamber Music with Julie and Nick playing/leading

Take your playing up to that next level ….

Duets, Trios, Quartets, Quintets etc and solos too. 

Please ask for suitability of playing level

Bespoke : Just 5/6 places maximum with 2 tutors

Partners welcome 

Work intensively with Nick and Julie focusing on being coached by ourselves as ensemble partners in duets and with piano.  

Bespoke : Just 5/6 places maximum with 2 tutors

Partners welcome 

Both courses give you a tasting menu of everything that we have to offer relating to your progress and development and we are confident that your playing will move on. 

Booking Form 

Up your game and take your playing to the next level.

Cheyney Park March 1st - 4th
3 nights
March 4th - 7th
3 nights
6 nights stay
March 1st - 7th
Single occupancy luxury room ensuite£699£699£1259
Twin luxury room ensuite £629 per person £629 per person
non playing partner sharing a room with a player.£65 extra per night for a non playing partner sharing the same room £65 extra per night for a non playing partner sharing the same room

Booking Form 


Cher, Centre Val de Loire, France 

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March 15th – 22nd 2024   3/4/6/7 nights

arrival from 5pm – departure after breakfast on the last day 

A Musical Retreat for all levels of player, partners and friends 

Just for our private use ….!

This exciting venue of 1500 m2 is everyone’s idea of French style with its spacious salons and 20 acre park. It is owned by a young farming couple who are very keen to host us as their first group of musicians. They are renovating the building gradually. 

Any player welcome …. from the UK and abroad

We will balance the music and sessions to suit your playing level.

Music parts will be readily adapted in situ so that you gain maximum enjoyment and experience. 

A varied schedule to include ensembles, solos with piano, workshops, duets with ourselves etc. 

A little of everything that we offer.

Play all morning, go out for lunch or a picnic and a look around the area.

More playing at 5.30pm  until dinner. 

Evening soiree with drinks and canapés …. naturally, partners are included aswell.

7 bedrooms, each with private bathroom

Heating and hot water 

Half Board accommodation 

As usual, we provide all the catering and teaching ourselves

Breakfast

Full 5 course Dinner 

 

Stay in the Cher region of Val de Loire where many villages claim to be the very centre of France. 

The capital of the region is Bourges, with its famous cathedral and the much acclaimed Sancerre wine area is nearby. 

The village has a population of just 625. Local Spa supermarket open every day except Wednesday.

Local walks and easy drives. Fantastic countryside for cycling. 

6/7 day stays will be open for booking first of all, followed by 3/4 day stays at a later date 

Booking Form 

Cher, France 2024
courses begin at 5pm and end after breakfast on the final day.
Cher 3
March 16th-22nd
6 nights
Cher 4
March 15th - 22nd
7 nights
Private room with private bathroom.899959
non playing partner £65 per night
£390 in total
£65 per night
£410 in total

 

Travel

Please ask for shared cars, shared car hire, meet up with others and help with routes 

Car

Newhaven – Dieppe then drive for 4.50 hours  DFDS  ( cheapest ) 20% off for 60+

Portsmouth – Caen then drive for 4.40  hours   Brittany Ferries

Dover – Calais then drive for  5.45  hours   Euro Tunnel or Various Ferries 

Plane 

Stansted to Tours and then car hire. This is a Ryanair flight, so restricted for luggage      Friday/Monday schedule – mid March is start of schedule. TBC for 2024 

Many UK airports to Charles de Gaulle and then car hire and drive 3.20  hours   easyJet, British Airways, Air France

London Gatwick to Paris Orly with Vueling and then car hire or trains 

Train 

London to Paris and Paris to Bourges/Nevers and  then car hire – 40 minute drive

Paris to Nerondes is another route and brings you nearer to the Chateau …. a local taxi would then be pre bookable

St Pierre des Corps (Tours) to Nevers and Car hire 

St Pierre des Corps (Tours) to Nerondes and Taxi 


 

Troo,  Loir – et – Cher,  France 

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March 22nd – 29th 2024

Booking Form 

A Musical Retreat to the heart of France for Flutes, Clarinets and Saxophone

Partners welcome  & any playing friends keen to join the group

A holiday combined with playing

Local walks, easy drives and scenic countryside 

Who lives in a chateau like this ….?

We do – just for one week!

Situated in the heart of beautiful Loir ( no ‘e’ ) countryside, this wonderful chateau of 1500m2, part of which dates back to the X111th century, promises to be a truly memorable feature of our 2024 calendar. 

Rustic, quaint, faded grandeur and very French!

60km from Le Mans and 40 km from Tours 

 

9 luxury spacious bedrooms – all ensuite

Half Board accommodation 

Breakfast and Full 5 course Dinner 

Grade 5 minimum suggested with good reading 

We will balance the music and sessions to suit your playing level 

A varied schedule to include large and small ensembles, solos with piano, workshops etc. 

A little of everything that we offer.

*Car shares are a good option and we can connect you with other players

Indoor pool and hammam, exercise room and traditional French Kitchen 

The historical local town of Montoire sur-le- Loir has a market, fromagerie, bakers and the famous Musikenfete musical instrument Art museum. 

The local area is full of troglodyte caves and cave homes.

 

*Travel

Please ask for shared cars, shared car hire, meet up with others and help with routes 

*We have an offer of space in a shared car from Surrey 

Car

Portsmouth – Caen then drive for 2.50 hours   Brittany Ferries

Newhaven – Dieppe then drive for 3.45 hours  DFDS 20% off for 60+

Dover – Calais then drive for  5.15  hours   Euro Tunnel or Various Ferries 

Plane 

Stansted to Tours and then car hire. This is a Ryanair flight, so restricted for luggage      Friday/Monday schedule 

Many UK airports to Charles de Gaulle and then car hire  234 kms   easyJet, British Airways, Air France

Train 

London to Paris and Paris to Tours and  then car hire 40 kms 

7 day stays will be open for booking first of all, followed by 3/4 day stays at a later date 

 

Troo, France 2024
courses begin at 5pm and end after breakfast on the final day.
Troo 1
March 22nd - 25th
3 nights
Troo 2
March 25th - 29th
4 nights
Troo 1 and 2
March 22nd - 29th
7 nights
Private room ensuite 6797791287
Shared family room (huge) ensuite Twin share 599 per person 699 per person 1087 per person
Non playing partners£65 per night £195 for 3 nights £65 per night £260 for 4 nights£410 for 7 nights

Booking Form 


[ps2id id=’Giggles’ target=”/]Woodlands, The Mains, Giggleswick, Settle, Yorkshire Dales, UK. BD24 0AX

 

June 3rd – 7th  2024.   4 nights 

“Simply Saxophones”

Intermediate to Advanced Grades  6 – 8+

An ensemble workshop course that moves at a faster pace and where relatively fluent reading is required. Interpretation, style, ensemble techniques and a good level of performance are the aims. Retreat to the Yorkshire dales and stay in a former gentleman’s residence within walking distance of Giggleswick and Settle. An intensive practical music course with Nicholas Foster. Workshop group tuition for SATB, Ensemble coaching and individual advice offered.

Stay 4 nights with Day Visitors and non playing partners very welcome to stay and enjoy the local countryside, join the group for all meals and informal concerts.

Players of all saxophone voices are welcome and the course suits teachers looking to fulfill Personal Development criteria. The emphasis is on you the individual player and it’s your progress that matters. Suits those wishing to improve within a short time and those unable to take regular lessons.

Come and have a holiday combined with an intensive yet relaxed learning experience. The numbers will be small to give maximum attention. Don’t worry if this is your first experience on a course as we are completely sympathetic to your needs and feelings. Ensemble coaching, Individual help, attention to tone, technique, scales, breathing, performing, repertoire, duets, work with a resident pianist and all in a non competitive environment.

*please note that these are not jazz improvisation courses.

Full board: breakfast, lunch. evening meal – all home cooking.

Timings: starts at 18:00 on June 3rd and ends after breakfast on June 7th

Address: Woodlands, The Mains, Giggleswick, Settle, N. Yorkshire. BD24 0AX

The SatNav and postcode takes you half way up the The Mains – Woodlands is the last house at the end of the road.

Train: arrive at Settle station and the house is a 15 minute walk.

Booking Form 

Giggleswick 4 nights saxophones
Room TypeStandard £ saxophones
Single with shared bathroom between 2 people.595
Single occupancy ensuite 655


Earls Hall, Cockfield, Suffolk, UK. IP30 OJD

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Our favourite summer retreat and the 13th 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.

All meals, tuition and ensuite accommodation included


July 19th – July 24th

UK International Student Summer Music Camp

Flutes, Clarinets, Saxophones and Friends on Oboe, Bassoon, Recorder…. – ages10- 18

 


July 24th – 27th

Suffolk Adults 2.

Bespoke 3 : 2 : 1 

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 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

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

All meals, tuition and ensuite accommodation included

Booking Form 


July 27th – August 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 

All meals, tuition and ensuite accommodation included

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

Advanced Saxophone Ensemble Course  SATB 

Final Concert in the Local Church

Suits those players who are fluent readers with good technique and are confident to perform with others

An intensive few days of rehearsing and performing saxophone ensembles.

A challenging and enjoyable experience on a wide variety of music and styles.

Course starts from 18.00 on July 31st and ends at 11.00 on the 4th

All meals, tuition and ensuite accommodation included

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 


August 4th – 8th  

Suffolk Adults 5

Saxophone/Clarinet 1 : 1  Bespoke

Suits any level of player as the course is tailored to your specific needs.

2 places only with Nick as tutor and duet partner 

All meals, tuition and ensuite accommodation included

Suffolk 4/5
Bespoke 1 : 1
Flute Bespoke 321
July 31st - August 4th
4 nights
Clarinet Bespoke 1 : 1
August 4th - 8th
4 nights
Saxophone Bespoke 1:1
August 4th - 8th
4 nights
Single 799799799

Booking Form 


Eardisland, Herefordshire

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

Partners and Friends Welcome 

Hereford Retreat 1 

September 20th – 23rd  1 : 1 with Nick 


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 and 4 

September 27th – 30th and September 30th – October 3rd 

Stay 3 or 6 nights 

Saxophone Summit 

Our guarantee is that you will improve every aspect of your playing

Intensive Quartet/Quintet Coaching SATB with Nick leading/playing/accompanying

Advanced Level 

 Sessions on Tone and Technique and Musicality.

Also the chance to play solos with piano if you wish. 


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 final day 

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


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Simply Saxophones – Intermediate to Advanced Saxophones SATB Ensembles

November 4th – 7th  2024

 3 nights    Monday – Thursday 

Travel by train – We can collect from Hope Station – main Sheffield to Manchester line

Booking Form 

Saxophone Ensemble Coaching

for Intermediate to Advanced Levels – SATB

(we suggest ABRSM grade 6 – 8+ or equivalent)

Hope, Derbyshire
Course 1
November 4th - 7th
Monday - Thursday
3 nights.
ROOM TYPE :Standard rate
Single ensuite639
Twin share ensuite (If share available) 579 each person
Double ensuite share with non playing partner819 per room

Booking Form 


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Greyhound Barns, Barnsley Village, The Cotswolds Gloucestershire UK

Electric car charge available at additional cost to be arranged in advance with owners

Cotswolds 1 November 15th – 18th

Bespoke 1 : 1 with Nick

Content tailored to your exact playing needs 

All ensuite rooms and large rehearsal space 

All meals, tuition and ensuite accommodation included

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 


Cotswolds 2 November 18th – 21st

Woodwind Clinic

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 

All meals, tuition and ensuite accommodation included

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 included195195

Booking Form 

 

 

 


Courses in 2025


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venue tbc

All rooms ensuite

Full Board, Tuition and Home cooking

Electric car charge available at additional cost to be arranged in advance with owners

Courses begins at 18.00 and ends at 11.30

All meals, tuition and ensuite accommodation included

Barnsley Village
Cotswolds.
Jan/Feb 2024
Cotswolds 1
1 : 1
Cotswolds 2
5:4:3:2:1 ensembles and solos
Cotswolds 3
February 2nd - 5th
Saxophone Ensembles
Cotswolds 4 February 5th - 8th
Woodwind Workshop
No. of nights33 33
Single ensuite 609609609609
Twin ensuite per person N/A559559559

Booking Form 

venue tbc

4 courses in total

Please scroll down the page for Cost Table and all Prices

 

January 24th – 27th 

1 : 1 with Nick’s expertise and undivided, bespoke attention 

The course content is designed to suit your exact needs and playing level. 

Clarinet or Saxophone – Any level 

Start time from 18.00 on 24th January. End time 11.30 on 27th  January

Booking Form 

Stay for 6 nights with a 5% reduction

Barnsley Village
Cotswolds.
Jan/Feb 2024
Cotswolds 1
1 : 1
Cotswolds 2
5:4:3:2:1 ensembles and solos
Cotswolds 3
February 2nd - 5th
Saxophone Ensembles
Cotswolds 4 February 5th - 8th
Woodwind Workshop
No. of nights33 33
Single ensuite 609609609609
Twin ensuite per person N/A559559559


January 27th – 30th   3 nights

5:4:3:2:1 Ensembles and Solos Course with Julie and Nick playing/leading

 

Upgrade your playing level and increase your performance confidence  

Ensembles with Julie and Nick playing and leading 

Quintets, Quartets, Trios, Duets and Solos with piano accompaniment

Flutes, Clarinets and Saxophones 

Barnsley Village
Cotswolds.
Jan/Feb 2024
Cotswolds 1
1 : 1
Cotswolds 2
5:4:3:2:1 ensembles and solos
Cotswolds 3
February 2nd - 5th
Saxophone Ensembles
Cotswolds 4 February 5th - 8th
Woodwind Workshop
No. of nights33 33
Single ensuite 609609609609
Twin ensuite per person N/A559559559

Booking Form 

 


January 31st – February 3rd  3 nights

Saxophone Clinic/Ensembles/Workshops  SATB

Intermediate to Grade 8+ level 

Course begins at 18.00 on January 31st and ends at 11.30 on February 3rd 

All meals, tuition and ensuite accommodation included

Barnsley Village
Cotswolds.
Jan/Feb 2024
Cotswolds 1
1 : 1
Cotswolds 2
5:4:3:2:1 ensembles and solos
Cotswolds 3
February 2nd - 5th
Saxophone Ensembles
Cotswolds 4 February 5th - 8th
Woodwind Workshop
No. of nights33 33
Single ensuite 609609609609
Twin ensuite per person N/A559559559

Booking Form 


 

February 3rd – 6th    3 nights

Woodwind Clinic – Intermediate Players 

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

We cover every aspect of your playing

 

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 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 (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 5th. End Time  11.30 on  February 8th

Barnsley Village
Cotswolds.
Jan/Feb 2024
Cotswolds 1
1 : 1
Cotswolds 2
5:4:3:2:1 ensembles and solos
Cotswolds 3
February 2nd - 5th
Saxophone Ensembles
Cotswolds 4 February 5th - 8th
Woodwind Workshop
No. of nights33 33
Single ensuite 609609609609
Twin ensuite per person N/A559559559

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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

Start time from 18.00 on 24th January. End time 11.30 on 27th January

1 : 1 with Nick    2 places maximum

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

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Wiltshire 3 

January 31st – February 3rd  3 nights

1 : 1 with Nick     2 places only 

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

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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