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2020   

 

Blithfield Barns , Admaston, Staffordshire

December 4th – 7th Flute Ensembles/workshops/Masterclasses 

December 7th – 10th Upgrade your playing woodwind workshop 

Earls Hall, Cockfield, Suffolk

December 11th – 14th and 14th – 17th.  New 2 Bespoke Winter Workshops  5 places maximum 

2021

The Cotswolds, Gloucestershire

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

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

February 18th – 21st   Woodwind Clinic

February 21st – 24th  Woodwind Clinic

Blithfield Barns, Admaston, Staffordshire

March 12th – 15th and 15th – 18th  New  2 Bespoke Intensive courses 3/4 places maximum 

Giggleswick, Settle, Yorkshire Dales, UK

June 7th – 11th Bespoke 1 : 1 Flute 

Burford, Shropshire

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

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

Earls Hall, Cockfield, Suffolk

July 23rd – 26th. Woodwind Clinic.   Flute/Clarinet/Saxophone

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

July 29th – August 4th.  International Students’ Course 

August 4th – 8th.  Advanced Saxophone Ensembles or Flute Bespoke 1 : 1 

August 8th –  12th.  Flute Ensembles/Workshops or Saxophone/Clarinet Bespoke 1 : 1 

Yalding, nr. Maidstone, Kent

New September 6th – 10th Woodwind Clinic “Back to Basics and Move on Quickly”

Sicily, Italy 

September 23rd – 30th 2021

Lakeside Barns, Admaston, Staffordshire

October 9th – 12th  – Advanced Flute Ensemble Course

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

Hope

November 8th – 12th   Woodwind Clinic Course 


Blithfield Barns, Admaston, Staffordshire

Rugeley Trent Valley Mainline Train Station 

Blithfield 1  December 4th – 7th  3 nights

starts 18.00 and ends at 11.30  

Flute Workshop/Ensembles : 3 nights

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!

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.

Blithfield 2 December 7th 17.30 – 10th 11.30  3 nights 

The Upgrade Course …. a bespoke, intensive schedule 

Bespoke : Just 3/4 places maximum with 2 tutors

Up your game and take your playing to the next level. Work intensively with Nick and Julie with 1 : 1 tuition,  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 guarantee 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.

Blithfield, Admaston, Staffordshire
December 2020
Blithfield 1
Bespoke Clinic/Masterclass/Workshop
Blithfield 2
Bespoke Clinic/Masterclass/Workshop
Courses 1 and 2
Room Type. No. of nights3 nights
3 nights
10% reduction stay 6 nights
Single ensuite525525
non residential 425425

                                                            

Booking Form Adults


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.

Blithfield Admaston Staffordshire December 2020Blithfield 1
starts 18.00
ends 11.30
Blithfield 2
starts 17.30
ends 11.30
stay 6 nights
Room Type. No. of nights3 nights
Bespoke Small Group Clinic/Masterclass/ Workshop
starts 18.00
ends 11.30
3 nights
Bespoke Small Group Clinic Masterclass/Workshop
starts 17.30
ends 11.30
10% reduction
Single ensuite52552510% reduction
Course rate (non residential)425. 425. 10% reduction


Earls Hall, Cockfield, Suffolk 

December 11th – 14th  3 nights 

December 14th – 17th  3 nights

our first Winter Woodwind Workshop Course

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


2021

Retreat to The Cotswolds …..

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

4 courses in total

Please scroll down the page for Cost Table and all Prices

 Cotswolds 1    February 12th – 15th : Teachers and Advanced Players  

 Cotswolds 2   February 15th – 18th  Flute Masterclass Bespoke* with Julie and Just Clarinets with Nick

 Cotswolds 3    February 18th – 21st :  Woodwind Clinic

 Cotswolds 4    February 21st  – 24th  : Woodwind Clinic

 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

February 12th – 15th.  3 nights The Cotswolds 1 

Booking Form Adults

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 13th 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 15th February


February 15th – 18th  3 nights

The Cotswolds 2  

Booking Form Adults

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 15th February. End Time  11.00 on 18th February


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

Barnsley Village, Cotswolds. February 2021. FlutesCotswolds 1
Feb 12th -15th
Cotswolds 2
Feb 15th -18th
Cotswolds 3
Feb 18th - 21st
Cotswolds 4
Feb 21 - 24th
Combined courses
No. of nights33336 nights less 10%
Room TypeStandard £Premium £Standard £Standard £
Single ensuite499639499499
Double ensuite with non playing partner (per room)649789649649
Course rate (non residential)395535395395
“Cheap & cheerful” single (available when full)399520399399

Booking Form Adults


Blithfield Barns, Admaston, Staffordshire

Rugeley Trent Valley Mainline Train Station 

The Upgrade Course …. a bespoke, intensive schedule 

Blithfield 1 

Friday March 12th 18.00  to  Monday 15th at 11.30  3 nights 

Blithfield 2 

 Monday March 15th at 18.00 to Thursday 18th 11.30  3 nights 

Bespoke : Just 4 places maximum with 2 tutors

Up your game and take your playing to the next level. Work intensively with Nick and Julie with 1 : 1 tuition,  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 guarantee 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.

                                                     

Blithfield Barns - deluxe accommodation
March 12th - 15th
3 nights
Bespoke Workshop with Intensive schedule
March 15th - 18th
3 nights
Bespoke Workshop with Intensive schedule
March 12th - 18th
6 night stay
single occupancy room with private bathroom either ensuite or immediately next door 65965910% reduction


Woodlands, Giggleswick, Settle, Yorkshire Dales, UK

June 7th – 11th 2021    stay 4 nights

Bespoke 1 : 1 Flute course for that extra amount of individual help.

2  places only for maximum attention. 

Stay in this characterful house within walking distance (uphill) from Settle station 

Full board: breakfast, lunch. evening meal – all home cooking.

Timings: starts at 18:00 on June 7th and ends after breakfast on June 11th

Address: Woodlands, The Mains, Giggleswick, Settle, N. Yorkshire. BD24 0AX

The SatNav and postcode takes you half way up the The Mains – Woodlands is the last house at the end of the road.

Train: arrive at Settle station and the house is a 15 minute walk.

Booking Form Adults

 

Giggleswick 20214 nights saxophones 4 nights flutes
Room TypeStandard £ saxophones Bespoke £ flutes
Single539599
Single ensuite599679
Twin share (if available) per person469
Twin share ensuite (if available) per person499
Double share with non playing partner (per room)699
Double ensuite share with non playing partner (per room)759
Double share with playing partner (per room)938
Double ensuite share with playing partner (per room)998
Day rate (non residential)160
Course rate (non residential)460


The Old Rectory, Burford, Shropshire, UK

Course 1 : June 11th – 14th.

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 11th.  End Time 11.00 on June 14th

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 14th – 18th

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

and a complete makeover of your playing !  3 places only 

plus: Just Clarinets Masterclass 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 2021Burford 1. EnsemblesBurford 2. Bespoke
June 11th -14thJune 14th - 18th
ROOM TYPEStandard £Premium £
Single449669
Single ensuite499719
Twin share (if available) per person379599
Twin share ensuite (if available) per person409619
Double share with non playing partner (per room)579809
Double ensuite share with non playing partner (per room)639859
Double share with playing partner (per room )758POA
Double ensuite share with playing partner (per room)818POA

Booking Form Adults

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Earls Hall, Cockfield, Suffolk, UK. IP30 OJD

Our favourite summer retreat and the 12th year at this lovely venue in the Suffolk countryside. A beautiful old country house set in its own grounds with orchard and vegetable garden surrounded by miles of arable farmlands and ancient woods. Approximately 3 miles from historic Lavenham and 5 miles from Bury St. Edmunds. Many local walks and cycle routes. Perfect for that summer retreat. Partners welcome. There are no ensuites at this venue but bathrooms very near to the bedrooms. Accommodation ranges from private double or single, very large twin share or a downstairs room with single bed. Please link to see cost of each type.

Booking Form Adults

July 23rd – 26th Suffolk 1 

Woodwind Clinic 

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

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

We can assist you to read notation more fluently and to develop a secure understanding of rhythms. Our aim is to help you to enjoy your playing and to achieve that much desired improvement based on secure foundations.

Course starts at 18.00 on 23rd and ends at 11.00 on 26th

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

Booking Form Adults

July 26th – 29th Suffolk Adults 2.

Flute 1 : 1 Bespoke 

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

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

Suffolk 2
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

Course starts from 17.00 on 26th and ends at 11.00 on 29th


July 29th – August 4th

UK International Student Summer Music Camp

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


August 4th – 8th

Suffolk Adults 4

Flute 1 : 1 Bespoke 

4 nights or 8 nights if combined with course 5

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

Also with Adult saxophone ensemble workshop. 2 parallel courses.

Course starts from 17.00 on August 4th and ends at 11.00 on the 8th

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

August 8th – 12th  

Suffolk Adults 5

Flute Workshop/Ensembles Course

A comprehensive workshop style course covering all aspects of your playing 

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

Flute workshops and ensemble coaching with Julie : ensembles, tone, technique and repertoire sessions.

Course starts at 17.00 on 8th August. Course ends at 11.00 on 12th August

Booking Form Adults

Suffolk 4/5
Full Board and all Tuition
Daily Rate includes Tuition and Lunch
Saxophone Ensembles
August 4th - 8th
4 nights
Flute Ensembles
August 8th - 12th
4 nights
Suffolk 4 and 5
August 4th - 12th
8 nights
Single6396395% discount for 6 nights
Large Twin Share ( where a share is available )with two large double beds 5795795% discount for 6 nights
Double with non Playing Partner per room8398395% discount for 6 nights
Double with Playing Partner per room115811585% discount for 6 nights
Full Course Daily Rate including Lunch 495495

Booking Form Adults


Yalding, nr. Maidstone, Kent 

September 6th – 10th  4 nights

New Venue 

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. 

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. 719
Double ensuite bathroom share with non playing partner (per room)899
Non residential 559

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Sicily 1

September 23rd – 30th 

Marsala, Trapani region, Sicily, Italy

It’s a Musical House Party 

 Ensembles/Workshop/Clinic  Sessions

We welcome players, partners and friends on this course 

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 18.30

Evening soiree at 19.30.   Dinner at 20.00

We can be very flexible and change the hours around.

One free day midweek for sightseeing. 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 several 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

Advanced Flute Ensemble Course

Luxury Accommodation in 4 separate cottages with ensuite rooms and spacious rehearsal/living areas. 

Stay for 3 or 7 nights with 10% reduction

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 Flutes Masterclass / Ensembles / Workshop Course 

 including  Workshops, Solo Repertoire Sessions and Small 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 5 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 Room with shared bathroom between 2 people 499 single occupancy599 single599 single occupancy10% reduction
Single/Double with private bathroom 549 single occupancy
649 single occupancy649 single occupancy
10% reduction
Private Cottage - self contained with bathroom, kitchen, living room and bedroom589 single occupancy 689 single occupancy689 single occupancy10% reduction

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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

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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 20214 nights Course 2
November 11th - 15th
Flute/Clarinet/Saxophone
stay 7 nights
10% reduction
Single ensuite64910% reduction for a double course
Double ensuite share with non playing partner. (per room)809
Day rate (non residential)160. N/A
Course rate (non residential)499. N/A

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