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2020  

 

Earls Hall, Cockfield, Suffolk

July 17th – 20th. Woodwind Clinic Course  Intermediate Level : Flute/Clarinet/Saxophone combinedJuly 20th-23rd. Intermediate Flute Ensembles + 1 :1 Clarinet/Sax

July 23rd – 29th. Students’ International Summer School

August 2nd – August 6th  Advanced Flute Ensembles or 1 :1 Sax

Hastingleigh, near Wye, Kent

August 18th – 21st  Bespoke 1 : 1 course

August 21st – 24th  Bespoke  1 : 1 course

August 24th – 25th Private studio lessons 60 : 90 :120 minutes 

August 25th – 28th. Woodwind Clinic Intermediate Levels 

August 28th – Sept. 1st Woodwind Clinic Intermediate Levels

 

Lakeside Barns, Admaston Staffordshire

October 9th -12th Woodwind Clinic Course : Flute/Clarinet/Saxophone combined.

October 12th – 16th  Just Clarinets Masterclass Course or Flute Ensembles/ Workshops 

Hope, Derbyshire

November 4th – 8th. Woodwind Clinic Course : Flute/Clarinet/Saxophone combined

The Cotswolds, Gloucestershire

November 20th – 23rd and 23rd – 26th  2 Woodwind Clinics 

2021

The Cotswolds, Gloucestershire

February 12th – 15th   Advanced Flute Ensembles and Clarinet/Saxophone 1: 1

February 15th – 18th   Just Clarinets with Nick and Masterclass 1: 1 Flute with Julie

February 18th – 21st  Woodwind Clinic 

February 21st – 24th  Woodwind Clinic 

Burford, Shropshire

June 11th -14th Flute Workshops/Ensembles/Masterclass or Clarinet 1 : 1 

June 14th – 18th Just Clarinets Masterclass Course + Workshops/Ensembles or Masterclass Flute 1 : 1

Earls Hall, Cockfield, Suffolk

July 23rd – 26th Woodwind Clinic 

July 26th – 29th Bespoke 1 : 1

July 29th – August 4th.  Students’ Summer School

August 8th –  12th   Bespoke 1 : 1   Clarinet/Flute/Saxophone

Sicily, Italy 

September 25th – October 2nd, 2021  It’s a Musical House Party : Flutes, Clarinets and Saxophones


2020

 

Earls Hall, Cockfield, Suffolk, UK. IP30 OJD

Our favourite summer retreat and the 11th 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. 

Booking Form Adults

July 17th – 20th

Suffolk Adults 1 

Woodwind Clinic : Intermediate Level

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!

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

 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

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 18.00 and ends at 11.00


July 20th – 23rd.

Suffolk Adults 2

Bespoke course for intensive individual tuition * (please note premium fee applies)

A 3 night, highly specific course with individual attention throughout  Suitable for beginners looking for a firm grounding in technique and reading skills as well as more advanced players wanting to improve specific areas of technique and musicianship. .

Only 3 places available. (Parallel flute ensemble course at same time)

Individual lessons, attention to tone, technique, scales, breathing, performing, repertoire, duets, work with a resident pianist and all in a non competitive environment. 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.

Adults only. Late starters and lapsed learners are our speciality.

*please note that these are not jazz improvisation courses.

Start time 17.00.   End time 11.00


  August 2nd – 6th

Suffolk 5 

Clarinet Bespoke Course

Adult clarinet players of advanced levels Grades 6 – 8+

Intensive individual help and workshop tuition *(please note premium fee applies)

A 4 night, bespoke course with individual help/very small group attention throughout. Suitable for those looking for a firm grounding in technique and reading skills as well as more advanced players wanting to improve specific areas of technique and musicianship. .

Only 3 places available (Parallel flute ensemble course at same time)

Individual lessons, attention to tone, technique, scales, breathing, performing, repertoire, duets, work with a resident pianist and all in a non competitive environment. 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.

Adults only. Late starters and lapsed learners are our speciality.

Start time 17.00.   End time 9.30

Booking Form Adults


 

SuffolkJuly/August2020Double Course
Suffolk 1
Woodwind Clinic Level 2
3 nights.July 17th - 20th5% reduction
Suffolk 23 nights.July 20th - 23rd5% reduction
ROOM TYPE :Standard ratePremium rate**
saxophone/clarinet bespoke course
Single499599
Extra Large twin share with 2 double beds (If share available) per person.439 N/A539 N/A
Double share with non playing partner. (per room)659POA
Double share with playing partner (per room)878 per roomPOA
Day rate (non residential)160199
Course rate (non residential)370470
“Cheap & cheerful” double sofa bed downstairs (available when all rooms booked)399 N/A499. N/A
** Bespoke, small ratio, courses
Suffolk 44 nights.July 29th - August 2nd 5% reduction
Suffolk 54 nights.August 2nd - 6th5% reduction
ROOM TYPE :Standard ratePremium rate**
Single599699
Extra large twin share with two double beds (If share available) per person539 N/A639. N/A
Double share with non playing partner (per room)759879
Double share with playing partner (per room)1078 per roomPOA
Day rate (non residential)160199
Course rate (non residential)450550
“Cheap & cheerful” double sofa bed downstairs in a sitting room - (available when all rooms booked)499. N/A599. N/A
** bespoke, small ratio courses
 

Booking Form Adults


The Old Sawmill and Stables, Hastingleigh, nr Wye, Ashford, Kent, UK

August 18th – 21st or 21st – 24th 

Bespoke 1 : 1 

The Ultimate 1 : 1 Bespoke with just private sessions available with Nick

Play informal, self managed small ensembles with other course participants each evening. 

2  places only working on a rotational basis

Full Board with kitchenettes available for snacks and teas/coffees. 

Accommodation

Single Ensuite

or

Single room with Bathroom shared between 2 people

We can collect you from Wye station – Fast train from London via Ashford

 

julie.flute@icloud.com

Booking Form Adults

Hastingleigh Bespoke
August 18th - 21st
August 21st - 24th
3 nights
Premium rate for Individual tuition
Single Ensuite
Limited availability
689
Single 599
5% discount 6 nights

 

Private Clarinet Studio with Nicholas Foster

August 24th -25th

60/90/120 minute sessions also possible on a non residential basis.

Please ask for availability 

The Ultimate 1 : 1 Bespoke with just private sessions available.

Cost

Please email to enquire 

julie.flute@icloud.com

Booking Form Adults


The Old Sawmill and Stables, Hastingleigh, nr Wye, Ashford, Kent, UK

Julie and Nick’s 

Back to Basics” and “Move on Quickly”

Woodwind Clinic

A musical retreat to rural Kent, covering all aspects of your playing for all Adult players of Flute, Clarinet and Saxophone

Intermediate Levels

 Partners welcome.

‘Back to Basics’ and ‘Move on Quickly’

Hastingleigh 1 :  August 25th – 28th  :  3 nights

Hastingleigh 2 : August 28th  – September 1st  :  4 nights  

Combine dates and stay for a double course  :  7 nights

7  places in total

  Wye is 60 minutes by train from St. Pancras International via Ashford 

Booking Form Adults

 

An Intermediate level “check up” clinic 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’ and ‘move on quickly’ 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 essential 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. 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.

Hastingleigh is a hamlet in rural Kent – an area of outstanding natural beauty on the rolling Downs. We will be staying in a converted sawmill and stables in well equipped chalet style dwellings with shared kitchenette and living areas. Wifi is available in each one, although the phone signal can be very patchy. 

No car needed as we are offering meet and greet at Wye station.

There are many local walks and public footpaths for that essential relax and breath of fresh air.The local pub is a pleasant 1 mile stroll away. Nearest shop 4 miles.

Travel by car and park on site, or take the train via Ashford to Wye, from where we can collect you at 5.30. If you arrive early at the station, please amuse yourself in the adjacent pub.

Course daily structure

Breakfast 8.45; Playing sessions 9.30 – 12.30; Lunch 1.00

Afternoon free for walking, relaxing or practising ‘given’ tasks

“Check up” Session  17.00; Ensembles/Mixed Ensembles 18.30

Evening Soiree 18.45; Dinner 19.30 

“Many thanks for last weeks’ Clinic 1, 4-day course.  You put a huge amount of effort and hard work into making it happen and it really came together so well, with such a variety of exercises too. Without doubt you are both first rate musicians and your wonderful recitals made the end of the day a fabulous cooling off period for me – as well as something to aspire to!”  PT August 2018

Hastingleigh 1 begins at 18.00 and ends at 11.00

Hastingleigh 2 begins at 17.00 and ends after breakfast on September 1st 

Hastingleigh 2020
3 nights
August 25th - 28th
3 nights
4 nights
August 28th - September 1st 4 nights
7 nights special offer
Single499. N/A599. N/A5% reduction
Single ensuite5596795% reduction
Double ensuite share with non playing partner (per room)6797995% reduction
Double ensuite share with playing partner (per room)96910895% reduction
Day rate (non residential)165. N/A165. N/A
Course rate (non residential)360. N/A460. N/A5% reduction

                                                   

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“To have seen Italy without having seen Sicily is to not have seen Italy at all, Sicily is the clue to everything.”  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Italian Journey 1787

 


Blithfield Lakeside Barns, Admaston, Rugeley, Staffordshire

October 9th – 12th. 3 nights

Staffordshire 1 : Woodwind Clinic Course 

 

Flute, Clarinet and Saxophone. Solos, Workshops and Ensembles

Intermediate Levels

Intensive tuition under Nick and Julie’s watchful eyes and “ears”.

Stay for 3 or 7 nights with 10% reduction

Booking Form Adults

Booking Form Adults

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

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

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


October 12th – 16th   4 nights

Staffordshire 2 : 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.

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 Abotts Bromley. Nearest train station is Rugeley Trent Valley

The accommodation is in a series of 6 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.

Room availability

Private self contained Cottage with double bedroom, open plan living and kitchen area and bathroom. ( 1 )

Double Ensuite rooms in various cottages ( 5)

Double/ Twin Room with own bathroom next door in various cottages ( 2 )

Single/Twin with Shared bathroom ( 2 )

Blithfield Barns, Rugeley. 2020Staffordshire 1.
March 27th - 30th
Woodwind Clinic . 3 nights
Staffordshire 2
March 30th - April 3rd
Masterclass Course. 4 nights
Staffordshire 1 and 2
March 27th - April 3rd
7 nights
Room TypeStandard RateStandard Rate10% reduction
Twin share (if share is available) with shared bathroom445 per player 545 per player10% reduction
Single Room with shared bathroom495 single occupancy595 single occupancy10% reduction
Single/Double with personal bathroom next door525 single occupancy
625 single occupancy
10% reduction
Double ensuite (inside room)545 single occupancy
645 single occupancy
10% reduction
Private Cottage - self contained with bathroom, kitchen, living room and bedroom585 single occupancy685 single occupancy10% reduction

Booking Form Adults

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


Hope, Derbyshire

November 2nd – 6th 

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.

Booking Form Adults

Woodwind Clinic 

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!

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

 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..

Tips, Tricks  and Techniques to improve all aspects of playing. 

Intermediate Levels

 

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 second “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 20204 nights Course 2
November 2nd - 6th
Flute/Clarinet/Saxophone
stay 7 nights
10% reduction
Single ensuite59910% reduction for a double course
Twin share ensuite (If share available) per person.509
Double ensuite share with non playing partner. (per room)769
Day rate (non residential)150
Course rate (non residential)450

Booking Form Adults


Retreat to The Cotswolds……

Greyhound Barn,  Barnsley, Gloucestershire

Main Barn Join us at this spacious Grade ll listed venue in the Cotswolds in Gloucestershire. It is an 8 bedroomed converted hop house with all rooms en suite. Large rehearsal space and second kitchenette for break times. Ample heating and hot water.

The Cotswolds 1 November 20th – 23rd   Woodwind Clinic 1 : 3 nights

The Cotswolds 2 November 23rd – 26th    Woodwind Clinic  2 : 3 nights

2  workshop based courses 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 – 8 (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.

Booking Form Adults

Course 1 starts 18.00on 20th and ends at 11.30 on 23rd 

Course 2 starts at 17.30 on 23rd and ends at 11.30 on 26th 

Stay for 3 nights or 6 with a 10% reduction 

Flute course with Julie Wright on same dates at same venue makes it possible to play in mixed ensembles, too.

Booking Form Adults

Barnsley Village, Cotswolds. November 2020Cotswolds 1
Bespoke Clinic/Masterclass/Workshopcourse
Cotswolds 2
Bespoke Clinic/Masterclass/Workshopcourse
 
Room Type. No. of nights3 nights3 nights 6 nights
Single ensuite52552510% reduction
Non residential42542510% reduction

 


2021

Greyhound Barn,  Barnsley, Gloucestershire

February 15th – 18th, 2021.  3 nights

Cotswolds 2  

 Booking Form Adults

Just Clarinets Masterclass/EnsemblesCourse with Nicholas Foster GRNCM

including  Workshops, Solo Repertoire Sessions and Ensembles

Intermediate Levels

Coached ensembles, workshop sessions and 1 : 1 help where required for Intermediate levels of Adult clarinet player.

Course starts at 17.00 on 15th and ends at 11.00 — on 18th

Flute course with Julie on same dates at same venue makes it possible to play in mixed ensembles, too.


February 18th – 21st  3 nights

The Cotswolds 3  

February 21st – 24th 3 nights 

The Cotswolds 4 

2 consecutive Woodwind Clinics

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 – 8 (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.

 

Cotswolds 3  Start time 17.00 on 18th February. End Time  11.00 on 21st February

Cotswolds 4 Start time 17.00 on 21st February. End time 11.00 on 24th February

Stay for 6 nights with a 10% reduction

 

               

June 11th – 18th 2021

2 consecutive courses …. stay for 3 or 4 nights or 7 nights and combine courses

Course 1.  June 11th – 14th

Clarinet 1 : 1 Course 

*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 11th.  End Time 11.00 on June 14th

 

Course 1b. Mixed ensembles and workshop based duet/trio sessions.

Join the Flutes for mixed ensemble sessions and technique workshops.

Intensive tuition with Julie. 1/2 places available.

This course is intended for those who need playing and ensemble experience. A reasonable level of reading fluency is required. Minimum Grade 5 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.

We can collect you from Tenbury Wells

Start time 18.00 on June 11th.  End Time 11.00 on June 14th


Course  2. June 14th – 18th

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 14th  Ends after breakfast on June 18th

Burford June 2021Burford 1. BespokeBurford 2. Ensembles
June 11th-14thJune 14th- 18th
ROOM TYPEPremium £Standard £
Single579559
Single ensuite629609
Twin share (if available) per personN/A469
Double share with non playing partner (per room)699709
Double ensuite share with non playing partner (per room)759769
Double share with playing partner (per room )POA938
Double ensuite share with playing partner (per room)POAPOA
Course rate (non residential)N/A460

Booking Form Adults


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. 

Booking Form Adults

July 23rd – 36th

Suffolk Adults 1 

Woodwind Clinic : Intermediate Level

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!

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

 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

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 18.00 and ends at 11.00

Suffolk 1
Full board and Tuition
Daily rate includes Tuition and Lunch
Flute
Woodwind Workshop
July 23rd - 26th
3 nights
Clarinet
Woodwind Workshop
July 23rd - 26th
3 nights
Saxophone
Woodwind Workshop
July 23rd - 26th
3 nights
Suffolk 1 and Suffolk 2
6 nights
Single5395395395% discount for 6 nights
Extra Large Twin Share (where a share is available) with two double beds Cost per person 4794794795% discount for 6 nights
Double shared with non playing partner per room6996996995% discount for 6 nights
Double shared with playing partner per room9589589585% discount for 6 nights
Single Daily rate including lunch175175175
Full Course daily rate including lunch395395395


July 26th – 29th.

Suffolk Adults 2

Bespoke course for intensive individual tuition * (please note premium fee applies)

A 3 night, highly specific course with individual attention throughout  Suitable for beginners looking for a firm grounding in technique and reading skills as well as more advanced players wanting to improve specific areas of technique and musicianship. .

Individual lessons, attention to tone, technique, scales, breathing, performing, repertoire, duets, work with a resident pianist and all in a non competitive environment. 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.

Adults only. Late starters and lapsed learners are our speciality.

Start time 17.00.   End time 11.00

Suffolk 2
Bespoke 1 : 1*
Full Board and All Tuition
Flute *Bespoke rate
July 26th - 29th
3 nights
Clarinet *Bespoke rate
July 26th - 29th
3 nights
Saxophone *Bespoke rate
July 26th - 29th
3 nights
Suffolk 1 and 2
Double Course
6 nights
Single6396396395% discount for 6 nights
Double share with non playing partner 7997997995% discount for 6 nights


  August 8th – 12th

Suffolk 5 

Clarinet Bespoke Course

Adult clarinet players 

Intensive individual help and workshop tuition *(please note premium fee applies)

A 4 night, bespoke course with individual help/very small group attention throughout. Suitable for those looking for a firm grounding in technique and reading skills as well as more advanced players wanting to improve specific areas of technique and musicianship. 

(Parallel flute workshop at same time for ensemble opportunities)

Individual lessons, attention to tone, technique, scales, breathing, performing, repertoire, duets, work with a resident pianist and all in a non competitive environment. 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.

Adults only. Late starters and lapsed learners are our speciality.

Start time 17.00.   End time 9.30

Suffolk 4/5
Bespoke 1 : 1
Full Board and all Tuition
Flute Bespoke
August 4th - 8th
4 nights
Clarinet Bespoke
August 8th - 12th
4 nights
Saxophone Bespoke
August 8th - 12th
4 nights
Double Course
August 4th - 12th
8 nights
Single 7397397395% discount for 8 nights
Double room with non playing partner 939939939

Booking Form Adults


 


Sicily  

September 25th – October 2nd

Marsala, Trapani region, Sicily, Italy

It’s a Musical House Party

We welcome players, partners and friends on this course 

Suggested playing level Grade 4 – 8+

Marsala is in the Trapani region of Sicily and is just 1.15  from Palermo airport. 7km away from Marsala is Villa Salinara, an ancient farm set 700 metres from the  the sea and  overlooking vineyards and orange groves, with its own organic vegetable gardens and orchards for our use.

Join us in the spectacularly well presented 17th century, historical villa which is Japanese/Italian owned and exists as a centre for artists. With its 11 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms and multiple kitchen and living areas, this makes an ideal centre for us to rehearse and make music. The entire place has been renovated with meticulous style and care. 

All of the rooms have been restored with natural materials and are furnished in traditional Sicilian country style. There is a choice of accommodation ranging from luxury private apartments with kitchenettes to regular double/twin/single rooms. All are beautifully appointed. We offer Half Board catering (with creative menus) included in the price. 

Schedule :

Breakfast at 8.45.   Play all morning from 9.30 – 12.30,

Free afternoon : Take lunch out and go sightseeing/walking in the area.

Optional playing again from 17.30 – 18.30.

Evening soiree at 18.30.     Dinner at 19.45

We can be very flexible and change the hours around.

One free day midweek to sightsee. Return to play in the evening 

This area is in the heart of Western Sicily with salt pans, windmills and rare pink flamingoes. The white sandy beaches of Marsala have been awarded blue flag status for many years. Visit Marsala in 12 minutes, Trapani in 30 minutes or take a bike for 10 minutes to the port and then the old historic boat  (3 euros) to the island of Mozia  with its ancient remains and ruins and a museum dedicated to Phoenician history. The Egadi Islands are also recommended for a day trip and the historic Florio winery, which has been producing Marsala Wine since 1833,  mustn’t be missed!  Standard tours in English are Monday – Friday 10.00 – 16.00 and cost 13 euros with 4 wines included. 

Parking : Yes   Free Wifi : Yes   Free Bicycles : Yes

Local Supermarket : 1km

Direct flights with many carriers to Palermo or indirect to Trapani. 

We recommend hiring a car or sharing in a rental with others.

Taxi transfer is bookable in advance 120 euros – 3 people 140 euros –  4 people

 

Booking Form Adults

Sicily
September 25th - October 2nd
7 nights
  
2 antique interconnecting double rooms with bathroom next door and access to kitchenette and terrace 960 per room2 units
Antique Twin with bathroom nearby and access to kitchenette and terrace. 920 per player1 unit
Antique Single/Double room with bathroom nearby and access to kitchenette and terrace. 1090 per player 1 unit
Deluxe double antique bedroom with bathroom next door + access to kitchenette and terrace 1090 per player 1 unit
Deluxe double antique bedroom with ensuite bathroom with access to kitchenette and terrace 1190 single occupancy1 unit
Antique mezzanine private apartment with bathroom, kitchenette and 2 split level beds 990 per player with 2 sharing or 1590 per couple with one player and partner 1 unit
Deluxe antique private apartment with double bedroom, bathroom, kitchenette and outside space.1590 per couple with one player and partner 3 units