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2022

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 A Musical Retreat Challenging Chamber Music with Julie and Nick leading …!

October 3rd – 6th.   1 : 1 Bespoke Clarinet

The Cotswolds Gloucestershire

November 18th – 21st  Flute Choir or Clarinet/Saxophone 1 : 1 

November 21st – 24th  Flute/Clarinet/Saxophone Workshop/Clinic

The Cotswolds, Gloucestershire

January 27th – 30th    Clarinet 1 : 1

January 30th – February 2nd Clarinet Ensembles

February 6th -9th Woodwind Clinic/Workshop/Ensembles

Eastgate, Stanhope, County Durham 

March 3rd – 6th   It’s a Musical Retreat for Flutes/Clarinets/Saxophones and partners 

March 6th – 9th   It’s a Musical Retreat for Flutes/Clarinets/Saxophones and partners 

Blithfield Barns, Admaston, Staffordshire

March 31st – April 3rd.  Performance Upgrade Clinic. Flute/Clarinet/Saxophone Course 

April 3rd – April 6th   Performance Upgrade Clinic. Flute/Clarinet/Saxophone Course 

Burford, Shropshire

June 9th -12th Advanced Flute/Clarinet Ensembles or Clarinet 1 : 1 

June 12th – 15th  Just Clarinets Masterclass Course + Workshops/Ensembles or Masterclass Flute 1 : 1

Earls Hall, Cockfield, Suffolk

July 21st – July 26th.  International Students’ Course 

July 26th – 29th. Bespoke 1 : 1  Flute/Clarinet/Saxophone

July 29th -August 1st.   Upgrade your Playing Level -Woodwind Clinic.   Flute/Clarinet/Saxophone

August 2nd – 6th.  Advanced Saxophone Ensembles or Flute Bespoke 321 

August 6th –  10th.  Flute Ensembles/Workshops or Saxophone/Clarinet Bespoke 1 : 1


Courses in 2022


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 2
Bespoke 1:1 Full board/Tuition
Flute/Clarinet/Saxophone
1 : 1
July 26th - 29th
3 nights
Suffolk 2 and Suffolk 3
6 nights
Single6995% 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 3
Full Board and All Tuition
Flute/Clarinet/Saxophone
July 29th - August 1st
3 nights
Suffolk 2 and 3
Double Course
6 nights
Single5995% 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 7th – 11th  

Suffolk Adults 5

Bespoke 1 : 1 

Clarinet/Saxophone 

Suits any level as the sessions are tailored specifically to your needs 

2 places only with Nick as tutor and duet partner 

Booking Form Adults

 

 


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

New Venue 

Lake District 1 : September 16th – 19th 2022.  3 nights 

Lake District 2 : September 19th – 22nd 2022.  3 nights 

Lake District 1 and 2 : 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

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
Luxury Double Ensuite £579 single occupancy£579 single occupancy£1042 single occupancy
Non Playing Partners and Friends Additional £150 for 3 nights Additional £150 for 3 nights Additional £300 for 6 nights
Luxury Twin Ensuite £529 per person£529 per person£952 per person
Luxury Double Ensuite with two players sharing £1058£1058£1904


Blithfield Barns, Admaston, Staffordshire

Blithfield 1 

September 30th – October 3rd

A Musical Retreat 

Challenging Chamber Music with Julie and Nick leading …!

6 places maximum 


Blithfield 2 

October 3rd- 6th 

Bespoke 1 : 1 

2 places maximum 

 

Blithfield Barns, Rugeley. 2022Staffordshire 1
3 nights
Staffordshire 2
3 nights
Room TypeStandard RateBespoke 1 : 1 rate
Single/Double with private bathroom659 single occupancy689 single occupancy
Single/Double with private bathroom on same corridor - 1 available629 single occupancy659 single occupancy


Greyhound Barns, Barnsley Village, The Cotswolds Gloucestershire UK

Cotswolds 1 November 18th – 21st

Bespoke 1 : 1 tuition 

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
Bespoke
Clarinets/Saxes
Cotswolds 2
Flute/Clarinet/Sax
No. of nights333
Room TypeStandard £Bespoke £Standard £
Single occupancy ensuite including all tuition and meals
579679579
Non residential Full Course including all tuition and meals.425525425
Day visitor ( min. 2 days) including all meals
N/AN/A£175 per day
minimum 2 days = £350


Cotswolds 2 November 21st – 24th

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, The Cotswolds, Gloucestershire.
Cotswolds 1
Flutes
Cotswolds 1
Bespoke
Clarinets/Saxes
Cotswolds 2
Flute/Clarinet/Sax
No. of nights333
Room TypeStandard £Bespoke £Standard £
Single occupancy ensuite including all tuition and meals
579679579
Non residential Full Course including all tuition and meals.425525425
Day visitor ( min. 2 days) including all meals
N/AN/A£175 per day
minimum 2 days = £350

Booking Form Adults


2023



A Musical House Party in Norway 

January 15th – 19th 2023

Eggedal, Sigdal region, Oslo, Norway

A Winter Retreat for Flutes, Clarinets and Saxophones 

Stay in this beautiful chalet with full heating and hot water.

Chic and contemporary in style, warm and comfortable living, with our usual dinner party hospitality. 

Play all morning – wander or relax each afternoon and then more playing and a soiree each evening. 

Full board and shared accommodation.

 

 

Fly to Oslo and then shared car hire transit to the forest!

7 places maximum 

Please email for further details and playing level

julie.flute@icloud.com

Booking Form Adults

                                                             

 


 


 

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

3 courses in total for Clarinet Players

Please scroll down the page for Cost Table and all Prices

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 27th – 30th  3 nights

Clarinet/Saxophone Bespoke 1 : 1 


The Cotswolds 2

January 30th – February 2nd 3 nights

Clarinet Ensembles Intermediate to Advanced Levels


The Cotswolds 4  

February 6th – 9th   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 6th. End Time  11.30 on  February 9th

Booking Form Adults

Barnsley Village, Cotswolds. Cotswolds 1
Clarinet Bespoke 1 : 1
Cotswolds 2
Clarinet Ensembles
Cotswolds 4
Woodwind Clinic
Nights333
Room TypeBespoke £Standard £Standard £
Single ensuite689589589


A Musical Retreat for Flute, Clarinet & Saxophone Players

Its a House Party!

Eastgate, near Stanhope, Bishop Aukland , County Durham 

Ideal Venue for Partners and Friends  

March 3rd – 6th  3 nights

March 6th – 9th  3 nights

March 3rd – 9th  6 nights 

This 17th century stone built Grade 2 listed Manor House is ideal for our group.

Who lives in a house like this ….?

We do – just for one week!

Situated in the heart of beautiful Weardale countryside, this former hunting lodge promises to be a truly memorable feature of our 2023 calendar. 

 Baronial Dining Room, Luxurious sitting room with fireplaces and bar area with wine coolers. 

Heating, hot water and open fires. 

10 luxury spacious bedrooms – all ensuite and with TV

Half an acre of gardens, stream and woodland walk and a terrace with spectacular views over the Wear Valley. 

Set in the local village of Eastgate with its pub and historic Church, the area is open for you to explore. 

A Holiday combined with Playing 

If staying for 6 nights, then Monday has an extended amount of free time to enable you to venture further afield.  

No in house lunch on that day 

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.

Stay for 3 or 6 nights

Stanhope 3 miles, Bishop Aukland 19 miles, Barnard Castle 20 miles ( test your sight reading!!), Durham 28 miles.

Local walks begin from the door

WifiOn-site Parking. All Ensuite Rooms

The Course begins at 18.00 and ends with tea, coffee and home made cake at 11.30

Public Transport : Nearest train station is Bishop Aukland from where it is a shared taxi or pick up from other players. 

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

                                                                      

County Durham
March 2023
March 3rd - 6th
3 nights Full Board
March 6th - 9th
3 nights Full Board
March 3rd - 9th
6 nights
Full Board except Monday when no lunch.
Luxury Double Ensuite£659 single occupancy £659 single occupancy £1187 single occupancy
Non Playing partners£60 per night
£180 for 3 nights
£60 per night
£180 for 3 nights
£60 per night
£350 for 6 nights
Luxury Double Ensuite with 2 players sharing£1198£1198£2257
Luxury Twin Ensuite£599 per person £599 per person£1079 single occupancy

Booking Form Adults


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

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 : Flutes/Clarinets/Saxophones

Friday March 31st 18.00  to Monday April 3rd 11.30   3 nights 

Blithfield 2 

Monday April 3rd 18.00 to Thursday April 6th  11.30  3 nights 

Bespoke : Just 8 places maximum with 2 tutors

Flutes/Clarinets/Saxophones

Booking Form Adults

Up your game and take your playing to the next level. Work intensively with Nick and Julie focusing on solorepertoire 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 8 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.

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.

6 rooms with private bathroom – either ensuite or immediately next door on the same corridor 

2 rooms with shared bathroom 

5 cottages in total 

         

Blithfield Barns - deluxe accommodation
April 1st - 4th
3 nights
Bespoke Solo Performance Workshop
April 4th - 7th
3 nights
Bespoke Solo Performance Workshop
single occupancy room with private bathroom either ensuite or immediately next door £659£659
single occupancy with your own bathroom on the same corridor £629£629
twin room with shared bathroom between 2 rooms, single occupancy£599£599
twin room with shared bathroom between 2 rooms, with two players occupying the room£569 per player £569 per player
non playing partner sharing a room with a player.£60 extra per night full board £60 extra per night full board

Booking Form Adults


The Old Rectory, Burford, Shropshire, UK

Booking Form Adults

June 9th – 15th 2023

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

Burford Course 1.  June 9th – 12th

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 9th.  End Time 11.00 on June 12th

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 9th.  End Time 11.00 on June 12th


Burford Course  2. June 12th – 15th

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 18.00 on June 12th  Ends at 11.30 on June 15th

The Old Rectory, Burford, Shropshire June 9th - 2th and 12th - 15th 2023
Burford Ensembles
3 nights
Group Tuition
Burford Bespoke
3 nights. 1 : 1
2/3 places only
ROOM TYPEStandard £Premium £
Single room with shared family bathroom nearby539639
Double room ensuite with single occupancy 599699

Booking Form Adults


2023

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 21st – July 26th

UK International Student Summer Music Camp

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

Link to Students’ Course

Booking Form Students


July 26th – 29th

Booking Form Adults

July 26th – 29th Suffolk Adults 2.

 1 : 1 Bespoke 

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 26th - 29th
3 nights
Suffolk 2 and Suffolk 3
6 nights
Single6995% discount for 6 nights

Course starts from 18.00 on 26th and ends at 11.00 on 29th


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 29th and ends at 11.00 on August 1st

Suffolk 3
Full Board and All Tuition
Flute/Clarinet/Saxophone
July 29th - August 1st
3 nights
Suffolk 2 and 3
Double Course
6 nights
Single5995% discount for 6 nights

Booking Form Adults


August 6th – 10th  

Suffolk Adults 5

Clarinet/Saxophone Bespoke 1 : 1 

Course starts at 18.00 on 6th August. Course ends at 11.00 on 10th August

Bring your queries and work through all the areas of technique and performance that you would like to address.

Study different techniques, recital performance, both solo and with piano. Any level from complete beginner to advanced player; it is 1:1 after all.

Suffolk 4/5
Bespoke 1 : 1
Flute Bespoke 321
August 2nd -6th
4 nights
Clarinet Bespoke 1:1
August 6th - 10th
4 nights
Saxophone Bespoke 1:1
August 6th - 10th
4 nights
Single 799799799

Booking Form Adults