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2021

Blithfield Barns, Admaston, Staffordshire 

April 19th – 22nd and 22nd – 25th. New 2 Bespoke Intensive Intermediate Level Courses and 1 : 1

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

Blithfield Barns, Admaston, Staffordshire

June 25th – 28th and June 28th – July 1st    2  Consecutive Bespoke Performance Courses

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

Yalding, near Maidstone, Kent

September 6th – 10th  Intermediate Level Woodwind Workshop “Back to Basics and Move on Quickly”

Sicily, Italy 

September 23rd – 30th, 2021  It’s a Musical House Party : Flutes, Clarinets and Saxophones

Lakeside Barns, Admaston Staffordshire

October 8th -11th 1 : 1 Bespoke Clarinet

October 11th – 15h  Just Clarinets Masterclass Course or Flute Ensembles/ Workshops  6 places maximum 

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

December 6th – 9th.    Winter Woodwind Workshop

December 10th – 13th   Winter Woodwind Workshop

December 13th – 16th   Winter Woodwind Workshop



2021


Blithfield Barns, Admaston, Staffordshire 

Rugeley Trent Valley Mainline Train Station

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

Blithfield  Intermediate 1 

Monday April 19th 18.00  to Thursday 22nd April 11.30   3 nights 

Bespoke : just 2 x 1 : 1 places 

Clarinet or Saxophone 

Blithfield  Intermediate 2 

 Thursday April 22nd 18.00 to Sunday April 25th  11.30  3 nights 

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
April 1st - 7th
6 night stay
single occupancy room with private bathroom either ensuite or immediately next door 6596595% reduction
single occupancy with your own bathroom on the same corridor 6296295% reduction


The Old Rectory, Burford, Shropshire, UK

June 11th – 18th 2021

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

Burford 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


Burford 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

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Blithfield Barns, Admaston, Staffordshire 

Rugeley Trent Valley Mainline Train Station

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

Blithfield  Intermediate 1 

June 25th – 28th 

Blithfield  Intermediate 2 

 June 28th – July 1st

Bespoke : Just 4/5 places maximum with 2 tutors

Flute, Clarinet or Saxophone 

We can collect from Rugeley Trent Valley Mainline Station

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
June 25th - 28th
3 nights
Bespoke Solo Performance Workshop with Intensive schedule
June 28th - July 1st
3 nights
Bespoke Solo Performance Workshop with Intensive schedule
June 25th - July 1st
6 night stay
single occupancy room with private bathroom either ensuite or immediately next door 65965910% reduction
single occupancy with your own bathroom on the same corridor 62962910% reduction

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
Single5995995995% discount for 6 nights
Double shared with non playing partner per room7497497495% discount for 6 nights
Full Course daily rate including lunch429429429


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
Single6996996995% discount for 6 nights
Double share with non playing partner 8498498495% 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 7997997995% discount for 8 nights
Double room with non playing partner 999999999

Booking Form Adults


Yalding, nr. Maidstone, Kent 

September 6th – 10th  4 nights

Course starts at 18.00 and ends at 9.30 (after breakfast) on the last day

Booking Form Adults

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

The luxury twin cottage accommodation is set within 2 acres of  beautifully landscaped grounds and situated in a quiet countryside location within walking distance of the medieval village of Yalding with its picturesque riverside views. We have the use of two adjacent cottages and all rooms are ensuite with TV. There is also the opportunity to use the tennis court belonging to the main house.

Intermediate Levels

Partners welcome.

5/6  places in total with 2 tutors

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 5/6 (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.

 

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

There are many local walks and public footpaths for that essential relax and breath of fresh air. The Greensand way stretches from Haslemere in Surrey  to Hamstreet in Kent and is accessible directly from the grounds of the cottages. 

Travel by car and park on site, or take the train to Yalding, from where we can collect you just before 6pm. Maidstone station is also just a taxi journey away. 

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  16.30; 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

Booking Form Adults

Yalding 2021
September 6th - 10th
4 nights Clinic Course
5/6 places only
Twin/Double ensuite bathroom. Single occupancy. 759
Double ensuite bathroom share with non playing partner (per room)959
Non residential 599

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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


Sicily  

September 23rd – 30th 2021

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 23rd -30th 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


Blithfield Lakeside Barns, Admaston, Rugeley, Staffordshire

October 8th – 11th. 3 nights

Staffordshire 1

 Bespoke 1 : 1 

2 places only 

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

Stay for 3 or 7 nights 

Booking Form Adults

Booking Form Adults

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 11th – 15th   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.

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. 

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 Abbots 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.

Blithfield Barns, Rugeley. 2021Staffordshire 1
3 nights
Staffordshire 1
3 nights
Staffordshire 2
4 nights
Staffordshire 1 and 2
7 nights
Room TypeStandard RateBespoke 1 : 1 rate Standard Rate10% reduction
Single/Double with private bathroom659 single occupancy 759 single occupancy759 single occupancy10% reduction
Single/Double with private bathroom on same corridor - 1 available629 single occupancy
729 single occupancy729 single occupancy
10% reduction

Booking Form Adults

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


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 Bespoke
November 5th - 8th
4 nights Course 2
November 8th - 12th
Flute/Clarinet/Saxophone
stay 7 nights
10% reduction
Single ensuite69969910% 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. Flutes
Cotswolds 1
November 19th - 22nd
Cotswolds 1 1 : Bespoke
November 19th - 22nd
Cotswolds 2
November 22nd - 25th
Combined courses
No. of nights3336 nights less 5%
Room TypeStandard £Bespoke £Standard £
Single ensuite549649549


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. Flutes
Cotswolds 1
November 19th - 22nd
Cotswolds 1 1 : Bespoke
November 19th - 22nd
Cotswolds 2
November 22nd - 25th
Combined courses
No. of nights3336 nights less 5%
Room TypeStandard £Bespoke £Standard £
Single ensuite549649549

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


Blithfield Barns, Admaston, Staffordshire

Rugeley Trent Valley Mainline Train Station 

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

Blithfield Advanced 1 

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

Blithfield  Advanced 2

 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
March 4th - 10th
6 night stay
single occupancy room with private bathroom either ensuite or immediately next door 6596595% reduction
single occupancy with your own bathroom on the same corridor 6296295% reduction

Booking Form Adults


Blithfield Barns, Admaston, Staffordshire 

Rugeley Trent Valley Mainline Train Station

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

Blithfield Advanced  1 

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

Blithfield  Intermediate 2 

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
April 1st - 7th
6 night stay
single occupancy room with private bathroom either ensuite or immediately next door 6596595% reduction
single occupancy with your own bathroom on the same corridor 6296295% reduction

Booking Form Adults