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2021

Hope, Derbyshire November 8th – 12th  Woodwind Clinic Course 

The Cotswolds, Gloucestershire

November 19th – 22nd and  22nd – 25th  Clarinet 1 : 1 and Woodwind Clinic

Earls Hall, Cockfield, Suffolk 

December 3rd – 6th        Winter Woodwind Workshop Intermediate to Advanced Saxophones SATB or Flute 1 : 1 

December 6th – 9th.        Winter Woodwind Workshop. Advanced Flutes or Clarinet/Sax 1 : 1 

December 10th – 13th     Winter Woodwind Workshop. Flutes, Clarinets and Saxophones 

December 13th – 16th     Winter Woodwind Workshop. Intermediate to Advanced Clarinets or Flute 1 : 1  2022

The Cotswolds, Gloucestershire

January 28th – 31st    Clarinet 1 : 1

January 31st – February 3rd Clarinet Ensembles

February 7th – 10th Woodwind Clinic/Workshop/Ensembles

Blithfield Barns, Admaston, Staffordshire 

Bespoke Solo Performance Courses with piano

March 4th – 7th     Upgrade Clinic Saxophone Course

March 7th – 10th   Upgrade Clinic Flute Course

April 1st – 4th        Upgrade Clinic Clarinet Course April 4th – 7th       Upgrade Clinic Woodwind Course

Burford, Shropshire

June 10th -13th Advanced Flute/Clarinet Ensembles or Clarinet 1 : 1 

June 13th – 16th  Just Clarinets Masterclass Course + Workshops/Ensembles or Masterclass Flute 1 : 1

Earls Hall, Cockfield, Suffolk

July 22nd – 25th. Bespoke 1 : 1  Flute/Clarinet/Saxophone

July 25th – 28th.   Upgrade your Playing Level -Woodwind Clinic.   Flute/Clarinet/Saxophone

July 28th – August 3rd.  International Students’ Course 

August 3rd – 7th.  Advanced Saxophone Ensembles or Flute Bespoke 1 : 1 

August 7th –  11th.  Flute Ensembles/Workshops or Saxophone/Clarinet Bespoke 1 : 1 

Redmain, Cockermouth, Cumbria, The Lake District

September 16th – 19th. A Musical Retreat for Flutes, Clarinets and Saxophones

September 19th – 22nd. A Musical Retreat for Flutes, Clarinets and Saxophones

September 16th – 22nd  A Musical Retreat for Flutes, Clarinets and Saxophones

Lakeside Barns, Admaston Staffordshire

September 30th – October 3rd  Just Clarinets Advanced Quartet/Masterclass Course or Flute 1 : 1   5 places maximum 

October 3rd – 6th   Bespoke 1 : 1    2 places only


2021


The Poachers Arms, Hope, Derbyshire

November 8th – 12th

Hope 2 : 4 nights

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

A Cocktail Course …!

A ‘blend’ of all the best things that we offer – suits those who would like to experience a ‘mix’ of everything.

Woodwind Clinic

Workshops for Tone,Technique, Playing Tips and Tricks.Coached Small and Mixed Ensembles, Solo Masterclasses.

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!

 The solo repertoire classes will be in a Masterclass situation and the focus will be on you when you are playing solos, but the others may observe, listen and learn from the session

Intermediate Levels

Booking Form Adults

Dare we say it ….. Music ‘on Tap’ and a ‘barrel’ load of useful technical stuff with a library of ‘vintage’ ensemble pieces and our signature gastro-pub menus.

Our “lock in” course. 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 20213 nights Course 1
Flute Bespoke
November 5th - 8th
4 nights Course 2
November 8th - 12th
Flute/Clarinet/Saxophone Clinic
4 nights Course 2
Flute Bespoke
November 8th - 12th
stay 7 nights
10% reduction
Single ensuite64969974910% reduction for a double course
Large twin share ensuite 599649N/A10% reduction for a double course

Booking Form Adults


Greyhound Barns, Barnsley Village, The Cotswolds Gloucestershire UK

Cotswolds 1 November 19th – 22nd  

Bespoke 1 : 1 tuition 

All ensuite rooms and large rehearsal space 

Course begins at 18.00 and ends at 11.30

Barnsley Village, Cotswolds.November
2021.
Cotswolds 1
November 19th - 22nd
Flutes
Cotswolds 1 1 : Bespoke
November 19th - 22nd
Clarinets/Saxophones 1 : 1
Cotswolds 2
November 22nd - 25th
Flute/Clarinet/Saxophone
Combined courses
No. of nights3336 nights less 5%
Room TypeStandard £Bespoke £Standard £
Single ensuite549649549
Non residential full course including all meals N/AN/A395
Day visitor ( minimum 2 days) including all meals N/AN/A£165 per day
minimum 2 days = £330


Cotswolds 2 November 22nd – 25th

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 

Course begins at 18.00 and ends at 11.30

Barnsley Village, Cotswolds.November
2021.
Cotswolds 1
November 19th - 22nd
Flutes
Cotswolds 1 1 : Bespoke
November 19th - 22nd
Clarinets/Saxophones 1 : 1
Cotswolds 2
November 22nd - 25th
Flute/Clarinet/Saxophone
Combined courses
No. of nights3336 nights less 5%
Room TypeStandard £Bespoke £Standard £
Single ensuite549649549
Non residential full course including all meals N/AN/A395
Day visitor ( minimum 2 days) including all meals N/AN/A£165 per day
minimum 2 days = £330

Booking Form Adults

   


Earls Hall, Cockfield, Suffolk 

Earls Hall 1  December 3rd – 6th   3 nights 

Earls Hall 2  December 6th – 9th  3 nights

Earls Hall 3  December 10th – 13th 3 nights 

Earls Hall 4  December 13th – 16th 3 nights 

 Winter Woodwind Workshop Courses

Booking Form Adults

We are offering just 5 places on each set of dates with a combination  of both of us as tutors, duet/trio partners and accompanists.

Both courses give you a tasting menu of everything that we have to offer.

We will even provide a glass of wine or a ‘g and t’

Time to enjoy your playing and to feel more relaxed and proficient when performing.

Workshop Sessions

1 : 1

Piano Accompaniment

Duets/Trios with the tutors

Coached Small Ensembles

Evening soirees with the chance to perform if you wish

Apply for further details, availability and suitability by email:

Julie.flute@icloud.com

zamzammusic@gmail.com

Cost £599 with full board and nothing more to pay 

Please note that there are no ensuite rooms at this venue but there will only be 5 players sharing the 2 bathrooms and 2 additional WC

Each Course starts at 18.00 and ends at 11.00 

Thanks for the usual musical input but double thanks for the ‘at home’ hospitality and conviviality. A* cooking and wonderful conversation.  JC July 2020


Courses in 2022


 

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

3 courses in total for Clarinet

Please scroll down the page for Cost Table and all Prices

 Cotswolds 1   

January 28th – 31st  Advanced Flute Players Ensembles and Workshops and Clarinet or Saxophone 1 : 1 Bespoke 

 Cotswolds 2  

January 31st – February 3rd  Clarinet Ensembles or Flute 1 : 1 Bespoke 

 Cotswolds 4   

February 7th – 10th  : Woodwind Clinic    Flute/Clarinet/Saxophone


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


Each Course starts at 18.00 and ends at 11.30

Booking Form Adults

The Cotswolds 1 

January 28th – 31st 3 nights

Clarinet/Saxophone Bespoke 1 : 1 


The Cotswolds 2

January 31st – February 3rd 3 nights

Clarinet Ensembles


The Cotswolds 4  

February 7th – 10th   3 nights 

Woodwind Workshop

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 6  (with 2 tutors) depending on instrument combinations.

We will have the keyboard with us and so 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 7th. End Time  11.30 on  February 10th

Stay for 6 nights with a 10% reduction

Booking Form Adults

Barnsley Village, Cotswolds. 2022. ClarinetsCotswolds 1
January 28th - 31st
Bespoke 1 : 1
Cotswolds 2
January 31st - February 3rd
Clarinet Ensembles
Cotswolds 4
February 7th - 10th
Woodwind Clinic
Combined Courses
No. of nights3336 nights with 10% reduction
Room TypeStandard £Standard £Standard £
Single ensuite679579579


Blithfield Barns, Admaston, Staffordshire

Rugeley Trent Valley Mainline Train Station 

Bespoke Solo Performance Courses with piano

The Upgrade Course …. a bespoke, intensive schedule for Intermediate to Advanced players

Please ask for suitability of playing level

Blithfield 1 

Saxophones 

Friday March 4th 18.00  to  Monday 7th at 11.30  3 nights 

Blithfield  2

Flutes

 Monday March 7th at 18.00 to Thursday 10th 11.30  3 nights 

Bespoke : Just 5 places maximum with 2 tutors

Booking Form Adults

Up your game and take your playing to the next level. Work intensively with Nick and Julie with 1 : 1 tuition in a masterclass situation,  solos with piano accompaniments, daily performance opportunities and the chance to rehearse and be coached with ourselves as ensemble partners in duets, trios, quartets etc. 

We are offering just 4 places on each set of dates with a combination of both of us as tutors/playing partners and guaranteed improvement.

Time to enjoy your playing and to feel more relaxed and competent when performing.

Both courses give you a tasting menu of everything that we have to offer and we are confident that your playing will move up a level. 

We will even provide a glass of wine or a g and t

The cottages at Blithfield Barns are luxury self contained units with living area, kitchenette and lakeside terrace view and are presented to a very high standard.

Each person will have their own private bathroom – either ensuite or immediately next door.

Booking Form Adults

Blithfield Barns - deluxe accommodation
March 4th - 7th
3 nights
Bespoke Workshop with Intensive schedule
March 7th - 10th
3 nights
Bespoke Workshop with Intensive schedule
single occupancy room with private bathroom either ensuite or immediately next door 659659
single occupancy with your own bathroom on the same corridor 629629

Booking Form Adults


Blithfield Barns, Admaston, Staffordshire 

Rugeley Trent Valley Mainline Train Station

Bespoke Solo Performance Courses with piano

An Upgrade Course …. a bespoke, intensive schedule for Intermediate to Advanced level players

Please ask for suitability of playing level

Blithfield  1 

Clarinets

Friday April 1st  18.00  to Monday April 4th 11.30   3 nights 

Blithfield  Intermediate 2 

Flutes, Clarinets and Saxophones 

Monday April 4th 18.00 to Thursday April 7th  11.30  3 nights 

Bespoke : Just 5 places maximum with 2 tutors

Flute, Clarinet or Saxophone 

Booking Form Adults

Up your game and take your playing to the next level. Work intensively with Nick and Julie focusing on solo repertoire with piano accompaniments, daily performance opportunities and the chance to rehearse and be coached with ourselves as ensemble partners in duets, trios etc. 

We are offering just 4/5 places on each set of dates with a combination of both of us as tutors/playing partners and guaranteed improvement.

Set times to pre rehearse with your pianist, enjoy your playing and to feel more relaxed and performance competent.

Both courses give you a tasting menu of everything that we have to offer relating to solo performance and we are confident that your playing will move up a level. Suits those working for an exam and those who have no intention of going near an assessment!

Choose your own repertoire or we can provide a selection of pieces.

We will even provide a glass of wine or a g and t

The cottages at Blithfield Barns are luxury self contained units with living area, kitchenette and lakeside terrace view and are presented to a very high standard.

Each person will have their own private bathroom – either ensuite or immediately next door or on the same corridor 

Blithfield Barns - deluxe accommodation
April 1st - 4th
3 nights
Bespoke Solo Performance Workshop with Intensive schedule
April 4th - 7th
3 nights
Bespoke Solo Performance Workshop with Intensive schedule
single occupancy room with private bathroom either ensuite or immediately next door 659659
single occupancy with your own bathroom on the same corridor 629629

Booking Form Adults


The Old Rectory, Burford, Shropshire, UK

Booking Form Adults

June 10th – 16th 2022

2 consecutive courses …. stay for 3 or 6 nights and combine courses

Burford Course 1.  June 10th – 13th

Clarinet 1 : 1 Course with Nick 

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

Intensive tuition under Nick’s watchful eyes and “ears” with just 3 places available. This course is individually tailored to your needs and is particularly suited to those who do not have time for regular lessons. Suits those wanting personal or professional development.

Single, Twin and Double rooms available – some ensuite

Additional ensuite accommodation (4.5 miles by car) is available if the main house fills.

We can collect you from Tenbury Wells

Start time 18.00 on June 10th.  End Time 11.00 on June 13th

Also Advanced Workshop based Flute/Clarinet Ensembles with Julie 

Join the Flutes for mixed ensemble sessions and technique workshops.

Intensive tuition with Julie

This course is intended for those who need playing and ensemble experience. A reasonable level of reading fluency is required. Minimum Grade 8 ABRSM is suggested.

Single, Twin and Double rooms available – some ensuite

Additional ensuite accommodation (4.5 miles by car) is available if the main house fills.

Start time 18.00 on June 10th.  End Time 11.00 on June 13th


Burford Course  2. June 13th – 16th

Just Clarinets Masterclass / Ensembles Course 

 including  Workshops, Solo Repertoire Sessions and Ensembles

Intermediate to Advanced Players.  Grade 6 minimum. 

Morning sessions follow the traditional masterclass format: individual solo repertoire and technique discussed and explored with areas of interest addressed as they arise.

Afternoon session will be directed group playing, studying the art of ensemble with attention to tonal, harmonic and dynamic balance.

Also suits and meets the criteria for Personal Development for Teachers.

Start time 17.00 on June 13th  Ends after breakfast on June 16th

Burford 2022
June 10th - 13th
June 13th - 16th
Burford Ensembles
3 nights
Group Tuition
Burford Bespoke
3 nights
2 places only
 
ROOM TYPEStandard £Premium £5% reduction for a 6 night course
Single529629
Single ensuite579679

Booking Form Adults


2022

Earls Hall, Cockfield, Suffolk, UK. IP30 OJD

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.

Booking Form Adults

July 22nd – 25th Suffolk 1 

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 22nd and ends at 11.00 on 25th

Suffolk 1
Bespoke 1:1
Full board and Tuition
Flute/Clarinet/Saxophone
1 : 1
July 22nd - 25th
3 nights
Suffolk 1 and Suffolk 2
6 nights
Single6795% discount for 6 nights

Booking Form Adults

July 25th – 28th Suffolk Adults 2.

Flute 1 : 1 Bespoke 

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

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

Suffolk 2
Full Board and All Tuition
Flute/Clarinet/Saxophone upgrade your playing workshop
July 25th - 28th
3 nights
Suffolk 1 and 2
Double Course
6 nights
Single5795% discount for 6 nights

Course starts from 18.00 on 25th and ends at 11.00 on 28th


July 28th – August 3rd

UK International Student Summer Music Camp

Flutes, Clarinets, Saxophones and Friends on Oboe, Bassoon, Recorder, Violin and Cello…. – ages 7 – 19

Link to Students’ Course

Booking Form Students


August 3rd – 7th

Suffolk Adults 4

Flute 1 : 1 Bespoke 

4 nights or 8 nights if combined with course 5

Adult flute Bespoke intensive course. 2 places maximum. Explore the world of flute technique with Julie Wright. Suits beginner to advanced with programme tailored to suit your specific level

Also with Adult saxophone ensemble workshop. 2 parallel courses.

Course starts from 18.00 on August3rd and ends at 11.00 on the7th

Suffolk 4/5
Bespoke 1 : 1
Full Board and all Tuition
Flute Bespoke
August 3rd -7th
4 nights
Clarinet Bespoke
August 7th - 11th
4 nights
Saxophone Bespoke
August 7th - 11th
4 nights
Double Course
August 3rd - 11th
8 nights
Single 7997997995% discount for 8 nights

Booking Form Adults

August 7th – 11th  

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.

Course starts at 18.00 on 7th August. Course ends at 11.00 on 11th August

Booking Form Adults

Suffolk 4/5
Full Board and all Tuition
Daily Rate includes Tuition and Lunch
Saxophone Ensembles
August 3rd - 7th
4 nights
Flute Ensembles
August 7th - 11th
4 nights
Suffolk 4 and 5
August 3rd - 11th
8 nights
Single6996995% discount for 8 nights

Booking Form Adults


Redmain, Near Cockermouth,  Cumbria, edge of The Lake District 

New Venue 

September 16th – 19th 2022.  3 nights 

September 19th – 22nd 2022.  3 nights 

September 16th – 22nd 2022.   6 nights 

A Musical Retreat for Flute, Clarinet & Saxophone Players

Ideal Venue for Partners and Friends  

A Holiday combined with Playing 

Grade 5 minimum 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. 

Stay for 3 or 6 nights


This refurbished farmhouse is in a stunning rural setting above the River Derwent within the hamlet of Redmain.

Cockermouth just 3 miles away : the coastal town of Maryport 6 miles : Bassenthwaite Lake 7 miles

There are a total of 8 ensuite double or twin bedrooms and ample space to rehearse and relax.

Large Living Room, Conservatory with spectacular views, Dining Room and Boot Room with WC.

Local walks begin from the door!

Wifi.   Onsite Parking.   All Ensuite Rooms

Public Transport : Nearest train station is Penrith with an hourly bus service to Cockermouth 

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

The Lake District
September 2022
September 16th - 19th
3 nights
Full Board
September 19th - 22nd
3 nights
Full Board
September 16th - 22nd 6 nights
Full board except no lunch on Monday
Double / King Ensuite5795791042
Twin Ensuite 529 per person529 per person952 per person
Non Playing Partners and Friends An additional £150 for 3 nights An additional £150 for 3 nights An additional £300 for 6 nights

Booking Form Adults


Blithfield Lakeside Barns, Admaston, Rugeley, Staffordshire

Blithfield 1 

September 30th – October 3rd

3 nights or stay for 6 nights and combine courses. 

Just Clarinets Advanced Quartet/Masterclass Course

 Advanced Players  Grade 8 minimum. 

Suits those seeking personal or professional development or simply a general boost.

Morning and afternoon sessions will be directed group playing, studying the art of ensemble with attention to tonal, harmonic and dynamic balance.

These beautiful Holiday Cottages are converted barns on the edge of Blithfield Reservoir, a 750 acre lake in the heart of the lovely Staffordshire countryside. 2 miles from the ancient village of Abbots Bromley. Nearest train station is Rugeley Trent Valley

The accommodation is in a series of 4 adjoining cottages in a rural, lakeside setting.

Each cottage has kitchen facilities, living and practice areas and a private patio overlooking the reservoir along with communal lawns.

There are Flat screen TV’s with free view and DVD/CD players in each.

The cottages vary in size and accommodation but all have been converted and furnished to the same excellent standard which has led to the venue being awarded 4 stars by “Visit Britain”. They all have full Gas Central Heating.

 

Booking Form Adults

Enjoy the local walks, visit the cottage industry chocolatier and the craft drinks shop, plus fabulous afternoon tea cafe.

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

Stay for 3 or 6 nights

Blithfield Barns, Rugeley. 2022Staffordshire 1
3 nights
September 30th - October 3rd
Staffordshire 2
3 nights
October 3rd - 6th
Staffordshire 1 and 2
6 nights
Room TypeStandard Rate Standard Rate5% reduction
Single/Double with private bathroom659 single occupancy659 single occupancy5% reduction
Single/Double with private bathroom on same corridor - 1 available629 single occupancy629 single occupancy
5% reduction

 


Blithfield 2 

October 3rd – 6th   3 nights

Bespoke 1 : 1 Clarinet with Nick

 

Intensive tuition working on whatever music you choose and whatever Nick thinks needs some help!

There is also the chance to play in small ensembles where the levels allow this. 

2 places only

Blithfield Barns, Rugeley. 2022Staffordshire 1
3 nights
September 30th - October 3rd
Staffordshire 2
3 nights
October 3rd - 6th
Staffordshire 1 and 2
6 nights
Room TypeStandard Rate Standard Rate5% reduction
Single/Double with private bathroom659 single occupancy659 single occupancy5% reduction
Single/Double with private bathroom on same corridor - 1 available629 single occupancy629 single occupancy
5% reduction

Booking Form Adults