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2022

The Cotswolds, Gloucestershire

January 28th – 31st   Intermediate/Advanced Flute Choir/Ensembles or Clarinet/Saxophone 1:1

January 31st – February 3rd. Bespoke 1 : 1 with small ensembles or clarinet ensembles

February 4th – 7th.    Bespoke 1 : 1 with small ensembles or Saxophones SATB

February 7th – 10th  Woodwind Workshop

Blithfield Barns, Admaston, Staffordshire

Bespoke Solo Performance Courses with piano

April 1st – 4th        Upgrade Clinic Flute/Clarinet Course

April 4th – 7th       Upgrade Clinic  Course

Burford, Shropshire

June 10th -13th Advanced Flute/Clarinet Ensembles or Clarinet 1 : 1 

June 13th – 16th Just Clarinets Masterclass Course + Workshops/Ensembles/Masterclass Flute 1 : 1

Earls Hall, Cockfield, Suffolk

July 22nd – 25th. Bespoke 1 : 1  Flute/Clarinet/Saxophone

July 25th – 28th.   Upgrade your Playing Level -Woodwind Clinic.   Flute/Clarinet/Saxophone

July 28th – August 3rd.  International Students’ Course 

August 3rd – 7th.  Advanced Saxophone Ensembles 

August 7th –  11th.  Flute Ensembles/Workshops or Saxophone/Clarinet Bespoke 1 : 1 

Redmain, Cockermouth, Cumbria, Lake District

September 16th – 19th   A Musical Retreat for Flute, Clarinet and Saxophone Players

September 19th – 22nd. A Musical Retreat for Flute, Clarinet and Saxophone Players

Lakeside Barns, Admaston, Staffordshire

September 30th – October 3rd   –  Flute 1 : 1  Course

October 3rd – 6th – Just Clarinets Advanced Quartets/Masterclass Course or Flute 1 : 1    

Hope, Derbyshire

November 7th – 10th   Woodwind Clinic Course 

The Cotswolds, Gloucestershire

November 18th – 21st  Flute Choir and Ensembles 

November 21st – 24th. Woodwind Workshop

Earls Hall, Cockfield, Suffolk 

December 2nd – 5th    Woodwind Clinic  Flutes/Clarinets/Saxophones

December 5th – 8th     Woodwind Clinic  Flutes/Clarinets/Saxophones

 

 


2022

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

4 courses in total

Please scroll down the page for Cost Table and all Prices


 Please note that Bespoke courses carry a special fee as the teaching is bespoke and specific to your exact needs  – Suits Beginners to Professionals. 2 places only


Each Course starts at 18.00 and ends at 11.30

Booking Form Adults

with Julie Wright ARCM. LGSM. B. Ed Hons

The Cotswolds 1

January 28th – 31st    3 nights

Intermediate/Advanced Flute Choir and Ensembles Playing Course 

All Intermediate – Advanced adult flute players welcome.

Participants must be secure readers.

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 28th January. End time 11.30 on 31st January


 The Cotswolds 2  

January 31st – February 3rd   3 nights

Booking Form Adults

Bespoke* Course for Flutes with Julie. 2 places only and small ensembles 

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. Small ensembles with ourselves, as tutors, and any players of a compatible standard 

Start time 18.00 on  January 31st. End Time  11.30 on  February 3rd


The Cotswolds 3  

 February 4th – 7th  3 nights

 1 : 1 and Small Ensemble Classes

An intensive course aimed at your exact playing level.

1 : 1 sessions and small ensembles 

The chance to chat and relax with like-minded others at the same time as giving your own playing a boost.

Intermediate level players

Start time 18.00 on  February 4th   End Time  11.30 on 7th February


The Cotswolds 4  

February 7th – 10th   3 nights 

Woodwind Workshop

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

Small group learning sessions throughout the morning with a break after lunch for a walk, chat or some practice. Play again from 4.30 – 7pm 

This is a comprehensive, small group based, developmental course aimed at Intermediate levels of player. The numbers are kept small to guarantee maximum attention; especially useful for those unable to have regular tuition. Don’t worry if this is your first course; we are completely sympathetic to your needs and adjust our teaching accordingly

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

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

The numbers will be kept at 6 (with 2 tutors) depending on instrument combinations.

There will be daily opportunities to play solos with piano accompaniment. Make these as easy and manageable or as challenging as you wish. 

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

Start time 18.00 on  February 7th. End Time  11.30 on  February 10th

Stay for 6 nights with a 10% reduction

Booking Form Adults

 

Barnsley Village, Cotswolds. Cotswolds 1
Cotswolds 2
Cotswolds 3
Cotswolds 4
No. of nights3333
Room TypeStandardPremium £Premium £Standard £
Single ensuite579679679579
Daily rate £175 x 2
minimum 2 days
29th/30th
N/AN/A
Daily rate full course£425N/AN/A£425


Blithfield Barns, Admaston, Staffordshire

Rugeley Trent Valley Mainline Train Station 

Bespoke Solo Performance Courses with piano

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

Please ask for suitability of playing level

Blithfield Barns, Admaston, Staffordshire

Rugeley Trent Valley Mainline Train Station

Bespoke Solo Performance Courses with piano

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

Please ask for suitability of playing level

Blithfield 1 : Flutes/Clarinets 

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

Blithfield 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 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.

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 on the same corridor 

         

Blithfield Barns - deluxe accommodation
April 1st - 4th
3 nights
Bespoke Solo Performance Workshop
April 4th - 7th
3 nights
Bespoke Solo Performance Workshop
single occupancy room with private bathroom either ensuite or immediately next door 659659
single occupancy with your own bathroom on the same corridor 629629

Booking Form Adults


 

The Old Rectory, Burford, Shropshire, UK

June 10th – 16th 2022

Stay 3 or 6 nights 

Course 1 : June 10th – 13th.

Advanced Flute/Clarinet Ensembles and Chamber Music

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 10th.  End Time 11.30 on June 13th

Start Time 18.00      End Time 11.30

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.

Course 2 : June 13th – 16th

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

and a complete makeover of your playing !  2 places only 

plus: Just Clarinets Masterclass and  ensemble coaching with Nick  

Start Time 18.00.   End Time 11.30

Stay in this characterful house with fantastic gardens and conservatory

Single, Double or twin accommodation with Full Board 

 

The Old Rectory, Burford, Shropshire June 10th - 13th and 13th - 16th 2022
Burford Ensembles
3 nights
Group Tuition
Burford Bespoke
3 nights. 1 : 1
2 places only
ROOM TYPEStandard £Premium £
Single room with shared family bathroom nearby529629
Double room ensuite with single occupancy 579679

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. Please link to see cost of each type.

Booking Form Adults

Earls Hall

July 22nd – 25th Suffolk 1 

Woodwind Clinic 

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

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

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

Course starts at 18.00 on 22nd and ends at 11.00 on 25th

Suffolk 1
Bespoke 1:1
Full board/Tuition
Flute/Clarinet/Saxophone
1 : 1
July 22nd - 25th
3 nights
Suffolk 1 and Suffolk 2
6 nights
Single6795% discount for 6 nights

Booking Form Adults

July 25th – 28th Suffolk Adults 2.

Flute 1 : 1 Bespoke 

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

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

Suffolk 2
Full Board and All Tuition
Flute/Clarinet/Saxophone
July 25th - 28th
3 nights
Suffolk 1 and 2
Double Course
6 nights
Single5795% discount for 6 nights

Course starts from 18.00 on 25th and ends at 11.00 on 28th


July 28th – August 3rd

UK International Student Summer Music Camp

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

Link to Students’ Course

Booking Form Student


Booking Form Adults

August 7th – 11th  

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 18.00 on 7th August. Course ends at 11.00 on 11th August

Booking Form Adults

Suffolk 4/5
Full Board and all Tuition
Daily Rate includes Tuition and Lunch
Saxophone Ensembles
August 3rd - 7th
4 nights
Flute Ensembles
August 7th - 11th
4 nights
Suffolk 4 and 5
August 3rd - 11th
8 nights
Single6996995% discount for 8 nights

Booking Form Adults


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

New Venue 

September 16th – 19th 2022.  3 nights 

September 19th – 22nd 2022.  3 nights 

September 16th – 22nd 2022.   6 nights 

A Musical Retreat for Flute, Clarinet & Saxophone Players

Ideal Venue for Partners and Friends  

This refurbished farmhouse is in a stunning rural setting above the River Derwent within the hamlet of Redmain.

A Holiday combined with Playing 

Grade 5 minimum with good reading 

We will balance the music and sessions to suit your playing level 

A varied schedule to include large and small ensembles, solos with piano, workshops etc. 

Stay for 3 or 6 nights

Cockermouth just 3 miles away : the coastal town of Maryport 6 miles : Bassenthwaite Lake 7 miles

There are a total of 8 ensuite double or twin bedrooms and ample space to rehearse and relax.

Large Living Room, Conservatory with spectacular views, Dining Room and Boot Room with WC.

Local walks begin from the door!

WifiOn-site Parking. All Ensuite Rooms

Public Transport : Nearest train station is Penrith with an hourly bus service to Cockermouth 

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

The Lake District
September 2022
September 16th - 19th
3 nights
Full Board
September 19th - 22nd
3 nights
Full Board
September 16th - 22nd 6 nights
Full board except no lunch on Monday
Luxury Double Ensuite £579 single occupancy£579 single occupancy£1042 single occupancy
Non Playing Partners and Friends Additional £150 for 3 nights Additional £150 for 3 nights Additional £300 for 6 nights
Luxury Twin Ensuite £529 per person£529 per person£952 per person
Luxury Double Ensuite with two players sharing £1058£1058£1904

Booking Form Adults


Blithfield Lakeside Barns, Admaston, Rugeley, Staffordshire

September 30th – October 3rd  3 nights

Staffordshire 1

Flute 1 : 1 Bespoke 

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

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 3rd – 6th   3 nights

Staffordshire 2

Flute 1 : 1 Bespoke 

Bespoke individual tuition with the emphasis on your needs and requirements

Small Ensemble opportunities, too


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

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 4th – 7th

Hope 1

3 nights. Bespoke 1 : 1 

November 7th – 10th

Hope 2

3 nights. Woodwind Clinic

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 20223 nights Course 1
Flute Bespoke
November 4th - 7th
3 nights Course 2
November 7th - 10th
Flute/Clarinet/Saxophone Clinic
Luxury Single ensuite649579
Luxury Twin/Double share ensuite with playing partnerN/A529

Booking Form


Greyhound Barns, Barnsley Village, The Cotswolds Gloucestershire UK

Cotswolds 1 November 18th – 21st 

Flute Workshops/Ensembles Intermediate Level players

A comprehensive workshop style course covering all aspects of your playing 

Solos, Duets, Ensembles. Play with an accompanist

We guarantee improvement in just a few days

All ensuite rooms and large rehearsal space 

Course begins at 18.00 and ends at 11.30

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

Booking Form Adults


Cotswolds 2 November 21st – 24th

Woodwind Clinic

Flute, Clarinet and Saxophone – Please ask for level and suitability

A comprehensive workshop style course covering all aspects of your playing 

Solos, Duets, Ensembles. Play with an accompanist

We guarantee improvement in just a few days

All ensuite rooms and large rehearsal space 

Course begins at 18.00 and ends at 11.30

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

Booking Form Adults


Earls Hall, Cockfield, Suffolk 

 Winter Woodwind Workshop Courses

Flutes/Clarinets/Saxophones 

Please ask for specific instrument combinations

Earls Hall 1. December 2nd – 5th, 3 nights

Earls Hall 2. December 65th – 8th  3 nights

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.

Time to enjoy your playing and to feel more relaxed and proficient when performing.

Earls Hall

Workshop Sessions to include any of the following 

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