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The Old Rectory, Burford, Shropshire, UK

Course 1 : June 14th – 17th.

Small ensembles and workshop sessions with Julie

Duets, Trios, Quartets and larger mixed ensembles.

Workshop based sessions with plenty of playing to enjoy.

Technique sessions are also included each day.

Start time 18.00 on June 14th.  End Time 11.00 on June 17th

Also

Bespoke Clarinets with Nick

It is also possible for 2 clarinets to join the flute ensembles course.

See Clarinet Course (Burford 1b)

Start Time 18.00      End Time 11.00

Stay in this characterful house with fantastic gardens and conservatory

Single, Double or twin accommodation with Full Board 

Additional ensuite accommodation is available locally if the main house fills.

We can collect from Tenbury Wells. 

Course 2 : June 17th – 21st

Flute Bespoke Course with workshop sessions, 1 : 1 help, small ensembles

and a complete makeover of your playing !  2/3 places only 

plus: Just Clarinets and ensemble coaching with Nick  

Start Time 17.00.   End Time 9.30 after breakfast

Stay in this characterful house with fantastic gardens and conservatory

Single, Double or twin accommodation with Full Board 

We can collect from Tenbury Wells. 

Burford 2019Burford 1. EnsemblesBurford 2. Bespoke
June 14 -17thJune 17 - 21st
ROOM TYPEStandard £Premium £
Single439669
Single ensuite489719
Twin share (if available) per person369599
Twin share ensuite (if available) per person399629
Double share with non playing partner (per room)569799
Double ensuite share with non playing partner (per room)629849
Double share with playing partner (per room )738POA
Double ensuite share with playing partner (per room)798POA
Day rate (non residential)150190
Course rate (non residential)340560
Cheap and cheerful (if available)369599

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Earls Hall, Cockfield, Suffolk, UK. IP30 OJD

Our favourite summer retreat and the 10th 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.

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July 19th – 22nd Suffolk 1 

Woodwind Clinic : 2nd Level : Grades 4 – 8 

A second level “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.

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July 22nd – 25th Suffolk Adults 2.

Flute Ensembles/Workshop Course – Intermediate Levels

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

Alto and bass flute players also welcome

Intermediate levels of adult flute ensembles; grades 4 – 8.

Ensemble coaching, tone, technique, repertoire sessions. Late starters and lapsed learners are our speciality

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

Bespoke intensive adult saxophone, all levels. 2 parallel courses

Course starts from 17.00 on 22nd and ends at 11.00 on 25th


July 25th – July 31st

UK International Student Summer Music Camp

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


July 31st – August 4th 

Suffolk Adults 4

4 nights or 8 nights if combined with course 5, which is an advanced ensembles course.

Adult flute Bespoke intensive course. 3 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 17.00 on 31st and ends at 11.00 on the 4th.

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August 4th – 8th  

Suffolk Adults 5

Advanced adult flutes – minimum certified grade 8; diploma and teachers. Secure reading is essential

4 nights or stay 8 nights when combined with course 4  which is a bespoke individual course.

Adult flute ensemble coaching with Julie : ensembles, tone, technique and repertoire sessions.

Parallel Adult clarinet course with Nick : ensembles and bespoke clarinet course.

2 parallel courses.

Course starts at 17.00 on 4th August. Course ends at 11.00 on 8h August

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SuffolkJuly2019
Suffolk 1
Woodwind Clinic Level 2
3 nights.July 19th - 22nd
Suffolk 23 nights.July 22nd - 25th
ROOM TYPE :Standard ratePremium rate**
Single499599
Extra Large twin share with 2 double beds (If share available) per person.399499
Double share with non playing partner. (per room)655755
Double share with playing partner (per room)790890
Day rate (non residential)150189
Course rate (non residential)350450
“Cheap & cheerful” single bed downstairs (available when all rooms booked)399499
** Bespoke, small ratio, courses
Suffolk 44 nights.July 31st - August 4th
Suffolk 54 nights.August 4th - 8th
ROOM TYPE :Standard ratePremium rate**
Single599699
Extra large twin share with two double beds (If share available) per person499599
Double share with non playing partner (per room)755POA
Double share with playing partner (per room)998POA
Day rate (non residential)150189
Course rate (non residential)450550
“Cheap & cheerful” single bed downstairs in a sitting room - (available when all rooms booked)499599
** bespoke, small ratio courses

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

Private Flute Studio with Julie Wright

August 20th – 23rd : 3 nights 

August 23rd – 27th : 4 nights

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

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

1/2/3 places only 

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

Single room with bathroom shared between 2 or Single ensuite.

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

Hastingleigh Private Flute StudioAugust 20th - 23rd
3 nights
August 23rd - 27th
4 nights
August 20th - 27th
7 nights
Room TypePremium £Premium £Premium £
Single5506801100
Single ensuite6007301200
Double ensuite share with non playing partner (per room)7258551400

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The Trevor Wye Studio Course 2019

August 20th – 27th 

All tuition, classes and sessions at Trevor’s House 

Accommodation situated locally within walking distance.

No car needed

August 20th – 27th , 2019

Hastingleigh, near Ashford, Kent, UK

Link to course information page

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

Julie and Nick’s “Woodwind Clinic”

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

from near beginners to grade 4. Partners welcome.

August 27th – 30th  :  3 nights

August 30th – September 3rd  :  4 nights  

Combine dates and stay for a double course  :  7 nights

7 – 8 places in total

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

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A first level “check up” course to make sure that you are heading in the right direction with Tone, Technique, Breathing, Articulation, Dynamics + Repertoire and for those needing a refresher ‘back to basics’ few days. Both Julie and Nick are quick to analyse and diagnose which makes for rapid trouble shooting, problem solving and smooth progress.

Workshop style sessions, 1 : 1 help, ensemble coaching  with parts written to suit your individual level and demonstration classes focusing on the basic elements of each instrument, practice structure and techniques, performance styles and how to gain confidence/nerve removal…….we can help with everything!

The numbers will be kept at 7 – 8 (with 2 tutors) depending on instrument combinations. 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 2019
3 nights
August 27th - 30th
3 nights
4 nights
August 30th - September 3rd 4 nights
7 nights special offer
Single475575£945
Single ensuite535655£1071
Double share with non playing partner (per room)565695£1134
Double ensuite share with non playing partner (per room)625775£1260
Double share with playing partner (per room)790990£1602
Double ensuite share with playing partner (per room)8701070£1746
Day rate (non residential)165165
Course rate (non residential)360460£738

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Moeciu de Sus, near Bran (12 km), Transylvania, Romania

Transylvania 1 : September (13th) 14th – 20th.  6/7 nights  

It’s a House Party – All levels of  Flutes and Saxophones en Vacances with Partners most welcome. Full

Transylvania 2 : September 20th – 26th.  6 nights

It’s another House Party – Intermediate to Advanced Flutes and All levels of Clarinets/Saxophones with Partners most welcome 

Stay longer, if you wish, and Friends/Partners are always welcome

Location : The village of Moeciu de Sus lies at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, in the Brasov County (Brasov 35 km), just where the Bucegi National Park begins.  Fresh air and stunning mountain scenery with Dracula’s Bran Castle just 12 km away.  Visit Bran, Brasov, Sighisoara, Sinaia or Predeal  whilst enjoying the quietness of a mountain village. The large wooden chalet offers comfort, natural authenticity and calm. It is scenically located in the middle of the village with a small fresh food and provisions shop and several cafes/eateries nearby.

6 further ensuite rooms are available in a traditional house just a few metres walk away from the main house.

Airport  : Fly to Bucharest or Cluj with BA, Ryanair, Wizzair, BlueAir or Tarom direct or Lufthansa/Austrian with one stop. Book well in advance for the best prices.

Hire a car – Car hire is readily available at the airport – we would suggest one of the well known names such as Sixt or Budget. There are a few ridiculously cheap options (eg. Klass wagon) at 5 GBP per day but they make their money on each tiny scratch or that minuscule windscreen chip. Generally, car hire is very inexpensive at £68-130 for 6/7 days including unlimited mileage, with several rental companies including a free additional driver. The route offers a stunningly beautiful drive of 3 hours and 10 minutes passing through country towns where you can stop and take a rest or even shop for local wines, beers and treats. We suggest, from experience, that you do this drive in daylight. The route is not difficult to follow and very scenic. We suggest a coffee stop in Pârâul Rece, at the top of the Prahova Valley. This is the highest town in Romania. Sinaia has a beautiful palace and Busteni/Campina have many shops and bars. 

Shared transits – We can arrange meet and greet taxi at shared cost from the Airport to the Chalet. This will be fixed at a set time (to suit the majority) from the Airporot or please hire a car and share the cost between several people. Another possibility is the train from Bucharest to Busteni and then taxi to the village. 

Local Taxi (bookable by phone) – Moeciu de Sus to Bran 12 euros each way. 12 km

Currency is the Lei (approx 5 to GBP) but euros are sometimes requested in tourist situations. 

There is an ATM as you exit arrivals at the airport – opposite the florist’s shop. Also several in Bran and Brasov. Surprisingly, the tiny, local convenience store in Moeciu de Sus has a card reader if you need to use a card as payment. 

Things to do :-

Local guided tours and mountain trails can be arranged at a reasonable rate – please ask and we will organise this for you. 15 euros per person for a half day guided cultural experience and forest trek with our English speaking host. Look at farming methods and how the locals live and discover the history of the area. 

Unique visit (free) to a local photographer’s studio hut and camera museum! This is originality at its best.

Endless local trails and walks in the Bucegi Natural Park

Bicycle hire

Cheese and wine tasting 

Rescued Bear Sanctuary (mornings only)

Bran/Brasov

Sinaia (best done en route)

The Local Church


Eating in Moeciu de Sus :-

Highly recommended 4 star local restaurant for lunch and drinks with pleasant garden. Vlahia Inn, Bar and Restaurant – Discover the tastes of Transylvania – we personally recommend it for Romanian menu, quality, ambience and price. Open daily and a buffet lunch is often available. 

The local store sells bread, cheese/salami/biscuits/wine/beer/water etc. if you need a picnic lunch. Opens daily, but closes each afternoon for a few hours. 

Coffee – next to both houses – one table, one umbrella and just two chairs, but great coffee!

Pizza restaurant and meat grill – open at week ends and occasional week days 

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We can offer a choice of traditional chalet accommodation :-

Please remember that we are in rural and very rustic Romania 

5 Double or single ensuite in the wooden chalet

2 singles with shared bathroom

6 Additional ensuite rooms (some with traditional wooden balconies) are also available in a rustic chalet, within easy 300 metres walking distance. Small kitchen and fridge also in this house. 

Small/Medium towels and Bed Linen are provided, but you may wish to pack a larger towel.

Half Board catering – Breakfast and Evening Meal with local produce on the menu. Lunch is not included so take it out in a local town or create a picnic from what the village store has to offer.

Wifi : free in the Chalet and also in our additional accommodation


Visit the market and wander the winding streets of Bran :- fruit, cheese, cured meats and Souvenirs.Course ends after breakfast on 20th/26th

Extra night

Arrive after 17.00 on 13th if you wish to book an extra night to relax, settle in and enjoy the area. No playing until 14th at 18.00

Transits will be arranged accordingly.

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.

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Dracula’s Castle at Bran 

Dracula exists in the imagination – Bran castle is a reality, with strong British Historical background, too. We found the visit fascinating and informative. 

Go wild and merge the two, with a visit to Bran Castle; Open daily 

Tickets 40 Lei (concessions aged 65+  reduced rate)

Audio Guide 10 Lei (recommended) – all pre bookable online.

Bran Castle Website 

Taxi approximately 12 euros from Moeciu de Sus to Bran single trip – possible to share between 3 or 4 people

Park outside the castle for 4 Lei per hour. Please note that there are a lot of steps.


Bucharest : Stay for an early or additional day. We can suggest some central hotels which are highly recommended and at a good price.

Transits from airport to Bucharest city centre (17km) 10 euros pre bookable taxi or by machine at airport. Please ask your accommodation to fix. This is the norm. 

7 lei return on local bus stopping at universitait – 350 metres away from accommodation below. 

Hotel Capitol – fantastic 4 star Hoel in zone 1 central location metres from old city and an easy taxi ride from the airport.

Orchid Appartments near to Hotel Capitol   Deluxe two bedroom apartment with kitchen and bathroom. 4.9/5 star rating. Two more apartments also available nearby. Please ask. 

Try the Big Red Bus City Trip at 25 Lei (£5) for a 24 hour ticket and see Bucharest’s main sights. 

Try to peep into the Old Russian Church (near the University and the accommodation above)

Eat Romanian style soup and home made bread with plum brandy at Ciorbarie

For city taxis, download the app “Clever Taxi” and pay in Lei cash. Guaranteed meter rate and very cheap. The same Taxis flagged down on the street will not use the meter and create a tourist price. Uber also works in Bucharest. 

Transylvania 2019 
ROOM TYPE6 nightsextra night B + B (no tuition)
September 13th for Course 1
Course 2 has no extra night possibility.
Single 86555
Single ensuite92565
Double/twin share with another player (per person)76535
Double/twin ensuite share with another player (per person)82545
Double share with non playing partner. (per room)112570
Double ensuite share with non playing partner. (per room)127585

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Blithfield Lakeside Barns, Adamston, Rugeley, Staffordshire

October 4th – 7th

Staffordshire 1: Masterclass Course 

Flute, Clarinet and Saxophone

Solos, Workshops and Ensembles

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

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 The 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.

Workshops for Tone,Technique, Playing Tips and Tricks.

Coached Small and Mixed Ensembles

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 7th – 11th 

Staffordshire 2. Intermediate to Advanced Levels

4 nights. An Intensive Workshop/Ensembles Course to improve all aspects of your playing

5/7  places only

A  workshop based course including tone, technique, breathing, articulation and intonation. Small workshop based, 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.

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. They are 2 miles from the ancient village of Abotts Bromley. Nearest train station would be 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 ( 7)

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

Single/Twin with Shared bathroom ( 2 )

Flutes Blithfield Barns, Rugeley. 2019Staffordshire 1.
October 4th - 7th
Masterclass Course. 3 nights
Staffordshire 2
October 7th - 11th
Flute Workshop. 4 nights
Staffordshire 1 and 2
October 4th - 11th
7 nights
Room TypeStandard RateStandard Rate5% reduction
Private Cottage - self contained with bathroom, kitchen, living room and bedroom625 single occupancy
745 couple with non playing partner
725 single occupancy
885 couple with non playing partner
5% reduction
Double ensuite (inside room)595 single occupancy
715 with non playing partner
685 single occupancy
845 with non playing partner
5% reduction
Single/Double with personal bathroom next door575 single occupancy
695 with non playing partner
665 single occupancy
825. with non playing partner
5% reduction
Single Room with shared bathroom545 single occupancy635 single occupancy5% reduction
Twin share (if share is available) with shared bathroom495 per player 595 per player5% reduction
Cheap and Cheerful room - one available - with shared bathroom455 single occupancy555 single occupancy5% reduction

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

 

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November 4th – 8th

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.

Small Ensembles, Solos with piano, Mixed Ensembles, 1 : 1 help and Duets/Trios with a Tutor.

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 first ever “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 20194 nights Course 2
November 4th - 8th
Single ensuite595
Twin share ensuite (If share available) per person.495
Double ensuite share with non playing partner. (per room)765
Day rate (non residential)150
Half Day rate 75
Course rate (non residential)445

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Retreat to The Cotswolds …..

The Cotswolds 1 November 8th – 11th  3 nights

Woodwind Clinic Level 2  

Workshops, Tips, Tricks and Techniques and the essentials of ensemble playing. Grades 2 -5

This is an adult developmental course and the pace is steady with plenty of opportunity to ask those important questions and to repeat teaching points.

November 11th – 15th   Flute Workshops and Ensemble coaching

Intermediate to Advanced players

A comprehensive group workshop approach covering all aspects of flute playing

Tone, Technique, Articulation, Ensembles, Performance Style, Confidence and so much more.

A typical daily schedule is to work all morning from 9.30 to 12.30, enjoy a leisurely lunch with a short break to relax or practise and then another session from 4.30 until dinner after which you are free to play informal ensembles, if you wish.

Full Board – with all meals and Tuition included. Start Time 18.00 on 9th and ends at 11.00 on 12th. Start Time 17.00 on 12th and ends after breakfast on 16th

The main accommodation is in Greyhound Barn – Luxury and spacious accommodation :- a beautiful Cotswold, Grade ll listed former hop brewery with all bedrooms ensuite. 2 minutes walk from the local village pub. Single, Twin and Double rooms : all en suite. Unlimited heating and hot water. Ample practice space and rehearsal areas.

Pub Accommodation Just a few steps away in the village  (This is for you to organize on a private basis whilst paying us the daily course rate)

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Barnsley Village is set in the heart of the Cotswolds, three miles from the historic town of Cirencester, on the old Roman route from Cirencester to Oxford.

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Barnsley Village, Cotswolds. November 2019Cotswolds 1Cotswolds 2
Room Type. No. of nights34
Single ensuite495595
Double ensuite with non playing partner (per room)635765
Day rate (non residential)150150
Course rate (non residential)360480
“Cheap & cheerful” single (available when full)350450


2020

Retreat to The Cotswolds …..

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

5 courses in total

Please scroll down the page for Cost Table and all Prices

 Cotswolds 1    February 14th – 17th : Teachers and Advanced Players

 Cotswolds 2   February 17th – 20th  Flute Bespoke* with Julie and Just Clarinets with Nick

 Cotswolds 3    February 20th – 23rd :  Flute Bespoke* with Julie

 Cotswolds 4    February 23rd – 26th Intermediate Flute Workshops and Ensembles

Cotswolds 5   February 26th – 27th.   A 24 hour ‘quick fix‘ 17.00 – 17.00

 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

Course availabillty

February 14th – 17th.  3 nights The Cotswolds 1 

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Concert Course

with Julie Wright ARCM. LGSM. B. Ed Hons

Flute Teachers and Advanced Level Playing Course.

All Advanced adult flute players welcome. Professional Development Level

Participants must be secure and fluent readers.

Public concert in the village church on Saturday 15th February at 7pm

Coached Ensembles in workshop based sessions and the opportunity to play solos if you wish.

The chance to chat and relax with like-minded others at the same time as giving your own playing a boost. We have over 300 unique arrangements for flute ensembles, many of which are orchestral arrangements – Mahler, Berlioz, Dvorak, Verdi, Vivaldi etc.

Piccolo, Flute, Alto and Bass/Contra Bass parts.

Schedule from 9.30 – 12.30 and 4.30 – 7.30 with optional playing after dinner. Time to rehearse with others in between classes and a daily, informal soiree if you wish to perform what you have rehearsed. Start time from 18.00 on 14th February (please take your time if stuck in traffic as we will work into the night). End time 11.00 on 17th February


February 17th – 20th  3 nights

The Cotswolds 2  

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Bespoke* Course for Flutes with Julie. 2 places only

Just Clarinets with Nick 

Julie is offering a specialist course with just two playing places for maximum intensity. She will cover all aspects of your playing and will focus on any particular areas that need special attention. (*Please note that these courses carry a special fee because of their bespoke nature). Suits those seeking personal or professional development or simply a general boost. Every player welcome from complete beginner to advanced as the teaching is tailored to suit you and specific to your needs.

Start time 17.00 on 17th February. End Time  11.00 on 20th February


February 20th – 23rd.  3 nights

Bespoke* Course for Flutes with Julie.  2 places only.

The Cotswolds 3  

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Julie is offering a specialist course with just two playing places for maximum intensity. She will cover all aspects of your playing and will focus on any particular areas that need special attention. (*Please note that these courses carry a special fee because of their bespoke nature). Suits those seeking personal or professional development or simply a general boost. Every player welcome from complete beginner to advanced as the teaching is tailored to suit you and specific to your needs.

Start time 17.00 on 20th February. End Time  11.00 on 23rd February


February 23rd – 26th 3 nights  (ends at 11.00)

The Cotswolds 4  

Intermediate Flute Ensembles and Workshop Sessions

Workshop style sessions and ensemble coaching  

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Intensive help on tone, technique, repertoire, playing tips and tricks, daily exercises and much more!

Coached Ensembles, Full group open classes, group workshop style tuition + relaxed masterclasses

Optional extra 24 hour stay with individual lessons, time to practise, consolidate and discuss.

Start time 17.00 on 23rd February. End time 11.00 on 26th February ( or 17.00 on 27th February )

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February 26th – 27th 

The Cotswolds 5 

A 24 hour ‘quick fix’

starts at 17.00 and ends at 17.00

An intensive day of tuition covering all aspects of playing

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No. of nights333324 hours
Room TypeStandard. £Premium. £Premium. £Standard. £Standard. £
Single ensuite495635635495175
Double ensuite with non playing partner (per room)645795795645230
Day rate (non residential)160N/AN/A160N/A
Course rate (non residential)370470510370N/A
“Cheap & cheerful” single (available when full)350520520350150

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Blithfield Lakeside Barns, Adamston, Rugeley, Staffordshire

March 27th – 30th. 3 nights

Staffordshire 1 : Masterclass Course 

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March 30th – April 3rd  4 nights

Staffordshire 2 : Masterclass Course

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Flute, Clarinet and Saxophone

Solos, Workshops and Ensembles

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

Stay for 3, 4 or 7 nights

Booking Form Adults

 The 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.

Workshops for Tone,Technique, Playing Tips and Tricks.

Coached Small and Mixed Ensembles

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

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 would be 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 ( 7)

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

Single/Twin with Shared bathroom ( 2 )

Flutes Blithfield Barns, Rugeley. 2020Staffordshire 1.
March 27th - 30th
Masterclass Course. 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 Rate5% reduction
Private Cottage - self contained with bathroom, kitchen, living room and bedroom635 single occupancy
755 couple with non playing partner
735 single occupancy
895 couple with non playing partner
5% reduction
Double ensuite (inside room)595 single occupancy
725 with non playing partner
695 single occupancy
855 with non playing partner
5% reduction
Single/Double with personal bathroom next door575 single occupancy
695 with non playing partner
675 single occupancy
835. with non playing partner
5% reduction
Single Room with shared bathroom545 single occupancy645 single occupancy5% reduction
Twin share (if share is available) with shared bathroom495 per player 595 per player5% reduction
Cheap and Cheerful room - one available - with shared bathroom455 single occupancy555 single occupancy5% reduction

Booking Form Adults

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

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Cabeceiras de Basto, Braga District,

Northern Portugal.

Porto Airport 60 minutes drive.

Its a Musical House Party …. Retreat to this expansive rural villa

May 7th – 13th Portugal 1 6 nights

May 13th – 19th Portugal 2 6 nights

2 consecutive boutique style courses for Flutes, Clarinets and Saxophones. Each set of dates begins at 17.30 and ends at 10.00.

Partners and Friends welcome.

Booking Form Adults

Boutique Workshop Courses

These courses are about what you want to do and what your playing needs from us. We can fix so many issues! Workshop sessions for tone, finger technique, breathing and general tips and tricks. Explore new repertoire and improve performance techniques. Coached small ensembles for mixed or single instrument groups.  The numbers will be kept at 6 – 9 (with 2 tutors) depending on instrument combinations. Small, friendly and welcoming is our signature style.

The weather in May averages 10 hours+ of sunshine per day and temperatures of up to 22/23 degrees. The pool is a pleasant feature but may not be warm enough for a swim.

Nearest airport Is Porto with regular flights from the UK and the villa is a 60 minute drive from there. We can help organise a shared transit depending on flight arrival times.

 

This late 18th Century Manor House is set in its own spectacular grounds with a natural spring water swimming pool and historical gardens which are famous in the area.

The local region is very good for walking and exploring.

Music

There is an antique Broadwood piano for our use in a truly characterful music room which is filled with antiques . We will also 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. 

 

Full Board Accommodation in Single, Double or Twin rooms. The bedrooms are spacious and comfortable with many offering a modern ensuite bathroom. There is also a massive twin room with double beds for anyone who would like to share. Towels and bedding are provided and there is ample hot water.

The house has a large dining room, living room and two kitchen areas for our use.

A typical daily schedule :-

Breakfast at 8.45

Playing session from 9.30 – 12.30, 

Make a picnic lunch at 13.00 from our well stocked fridge in the guest kitchenette. and make the most of free time in the afternoon to relax or go for a wander.

Meet again to play at 17.30 (optional)

Evening Performance soiree  at 18.30.

Drinks and Dinner 19.30

Small shops and cafes are situated at 1.2 miles. The local market is a weekly Monday feature.

Local visits by car

Casa do Tempo – The House of Time 2 min
Museu Ferroviário Arco de Baúlhe – Railroad Nucleus of the Arco de Baulhe 12 min
Casa da lã – The House of Wool 15 min
Mosteiro – Monastery of S. Miguel de Refojos 2 min
Casa do Pão – The House of Bread 20 min

Booking Form Adults

Portugal 2020Portugal 1
May 6th - 13th
6 nights
Portugal 2
May 13th - 19th
6 nights
Single 998998
Single Ensuite11181118
Double Ensuite sharing with non playing partner14981498
Extra Large Room Twin share Ensuite for two players if share is available. 898 per person898 per person