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2020   

The Cotswolds, Gloucestershire

February 14th – 17th   Advanced Flute Ensembles and Saxophone 1: 1.    Full

February 17th – 20th   Just Clarinets with Nick and Masterclass 1: 1 Flute with Julie

February 20th – 23rd   Saxophone Workshops/Ensembles SATB with Nick or Flute Workshops/Ensembles

February 23rd – 26th   A First Level Clinic for near beginners to grade 4 

February 26th – 27th.  24 hour ‘quick fix’ for Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone

Lakeside Barns, Admaston, Staffordshire

March 27th – 30th – Woodwind Clinic Course : Flute/Clarinet/Saxophone combined.

March 30th – April 3rd Just Clarinets Masterclass Course or Flute Ensembles/ Workshops 

Cabeceiras de Basto, Northern Portugal 

May 7th – 13th  It’s a Musical House Party : Flutes, Clarinets, Saxophones

May 13th – 19th  It’s a  Musical House Party : Flutes, Clarinets, Saxophones

Burford, Shropshire

June 12th -15th Flute Workshops/Ensembles/Masterclass or Clarinet 1 : 1 Full for Clarinets

June 15th – 19th Just Clarinets Masterclass Course + Workshops/Ensembles or Masterclass Flute 1 : 1

Earls Hall, Cockfield, Suffolk

July 17th – 20th. Woodwind Clinic Course  Intermediate Level : Flute/Clarinet/Saxophone combined.

July 20th-23rd. Intermediate Flute Ensembles + 1 :1 Clarinet/Sax

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

July 29th – August 2nd 1 :1 Flute or Advanced Sax Ensembles

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

Hastingleigh, near Wye, Kent

August 18th – 25th. Trevor Wye Course

August 18th – 25th.  Private studio 1 : 1 sessions with Julie or Nick

August 25th – 28th. Woodwind Clinic 1; near beginners to Grade 4

August 28th – September 1st. Woodwind Clinic 1; near beginners to Grade 4

Sicily, Italy 

September 12th -19th  It’s a Musical House Party : Flutes, Clarinets and Saxophones

September 19th – 26th  Saxophone Ensembles SATB or Advanced Flute Ensembles

Lakeside Barns, Admaston, Staffordshire

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

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

Hope, Derbyshire

October 30th – November 2nd  Flute 1 : 1 and Saxophone Ensemble

November 2nd – 6th  Woodwind Clinic Course : Flute/Clarinet/Saxophone combined

The Cotswolds, Gloucestershire

November 20th – 23rd  Masterclass, Workshops and Ensembles   Flute and Saxophone 

November 23rd – 26th  Masterclass, Workshops and Ensembles   Flute and Clarinet 

Booking Form Adult


 

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  Full

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

 Cotswolds 3    February 20th – 23rd :  FluteEnsembles/Workshops

 Cotswolds 4    February 23rd – 26th   A First Level Clinic Course 

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 

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 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  

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 17th February. End Time  11.00 on 20th February


February 20th – 23rd.  3 nights

Intermediate Level Ensembles and Workshops

The Cotswolds 3  

Booking Form Adults

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

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  

A First Level Clinic Course

Booking Form Adults

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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.

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

Booking Form Adults

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

Barnsley Village, Cotswolds. February 2020. FlutesCotswolds 1Cotswolds 2Cotswolds 3Cotswolds 4Cotswolds 5
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

Booking Form Adults


Blithfield Lakeside Barns, Admaston, Rugeley, Staffordshire

March 27th – 30th. 3 nights

Staffordshire 1 : Woodwind Clinic Course

Flute, Clarinet and Saxophone. Solos, Workshops and Ensembles

Intermediate Levels

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

Stay for 3 or 7 nights with 10% reduction

Booking Form Adults

Booking Form Adults

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

Both Julie and Nick are quick to analyse and diagnose which makes for rapid trouble shooting, problem solving and smooth progress.

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

 The solo repertoire classes will be in a Masterclass situation and the focus will be on you when you are playing solos, but the others may observe, listen and learn from the session

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

Thank you for laying on such an enjoyable experience. The results of the course have been extraordinary….My playing has gone up a notch or two. JC Devon, March 2019

March 30th – April 3rd  4 nights

Staffordshire 2 : Flute Workshops and Ensembles

Workshops, Tips, Tricks and Techniques and the essentials of ensemble playing.

Intermediate Levels 

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

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 ( 5)

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

Single/Twin with Shared bathroom ( 2 )

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

Booking Form Adults

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

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Cabeceiras de Basto, Braga District,

Northern Portugal.

Porto Airport 60 minutes drive.

It’s 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
Portugal 1 and 2
12 nights
Single 96896815% reduction
Single Ensuite1098109815% reduction
Double Ensuite sharing with non playing partner1448144815% reduction
Extra Large Room Twin share Ensuite for two players if share is available. 868 per person868 per person15% reduction

The Old Rectory, Burford, Shropshire, UK

Course 1 : June 12th – 15th.

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 12th.  End Time 11.00 on June 15th

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 15th – 19th

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 2020Burford 1. EnsemblesBurford 2. Bespoke
June 12th -15thJune 15th - 19th
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

Booking Form Adults

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Earls Hall, Cockfield, Suffolk, UK. IP30 OJD

Our favourite summer retreat and the 11th year at this lovely venue in the Suffolk countryside. A beautiful old country house set in its own grounds with orchard and vegetable garden surrounded by miles of arable farmlands and ancient woods. Approximately 3 miles from historic Lavenham and 5 miles from Bury St. Edmunds. Many local walks and cycle routes. Perfect for that summer retreat. Partners welcome. There are no ensuites at this venue but bathrooms very near to the bedrooms. Accommodation ranges from private double or single, very large twin share or a downstairs room with single bed. Please link to see cost of each type.

Booking Form Adults

July 17th – 20th Suffolk 1 

Woodwind Clinic :3rd Level : Grades 5 – 8 

A third 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.

Course starts at 18.00 and ends at 11.00

Booking Form Adults

July 20th – 23rd 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 20th and ends at 11.00 on 23rd


July 23rd – July 29th

UK International Student Summer Music Camp

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


July 29th – August 2nd

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 29th and ends at 11.00 on the 2nd.

Booking Form Adults

August 2nd – 6th  

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.

Course starts at 17.00 on 2nd August. Course ends at 11.00 on 6th August

Booking Form Adults

SuffolkJuly/August2020Double Course
Suffolk 1
Woodwind Clinic Level 2
3 nights.July 17th - 20th5% reduction
Suffolk 23 nights.July 20th - 23rd5% reduction
ROOM TYPE :Standard ratePremium rate**
Single499599
Extra Large twin share with 2 double beds (If share available) per person.439539
Double share with non playing partner. (per room)659POA
Double share with playing partner (per room)878 per roomPOA
Day rate (non residential)150189
Course rate (non residential)350450
“Cheap & cheerful” double sofa bed downstairs (available when all rooms booked)399499
** Bespoke, small ratio, courses
Suffolk 44 nights.July 29th - August 2nd 5% reduction
Suffolk 54 nights.August 2nd - 6th5% reduction
ROOM TYPE :Standard ratePremium rate**
Single599699
Extra large twin share with two double beds (If share available) per person539639
Double share with non playing partner (per room)759879
Double share with playing partner (per room)1078 per roomPOA
Day rate (non residential)150189
Course rate (non residential)450550
“Cheap & cheerful” double sofa bed downstairs in a sitting room - (available when all rooms booked)499599
** bespoke, small ratio courses

Booking Form Adults

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

Private Flute Studio with Julie Wright

August 19th-25th

Stay for a single or multiple 24 hour “quick fix”

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

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

1/2 places only each day working on a rotational basis

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

Single room with bathroom shared between 2 or twin share.

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

Cost – please email to ask

julie.flute@icloud.com

Booking Form Adults

 


Link to course information page

 

The Trevor Wye Studio Course 2020

August 18th – 25th

All tuition, classes and sessions at Trevor’s House 

Accommodation situated locally within walking distance.

No car needed

August 18th – 25th

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.

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

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

Combine dates and stay for a double course  :  7 nights

6  places in total

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

Booking Form Adults

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 1 begins at 18.00 and ends at 11.00

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

Booking Form Adults

Hastingleigh 2020
3 nights
August 25th - 28th
3 nights
4 nights
August 28th - September 1st 4 nights
7 nights special offer
Single4995995% reduction
Single ensuite5596795% reduction
Double ensuite share with non playing partner (per room)6797995% reduction
Double ensuite share with playing partner (per room)96910895% reduction
Day rate (non residential)165165
Course rate (non residential)3604605% reduction

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

Sicily 1

September 12th – 19th 

 Lascari/Collesano, Sicily, Italy

It’s a Musical House Party for Saxophones, Flutes and Clarinets.

Workshop groups with clinic style sessions covering all aspects of your playing and coached mixed large or small generic ensembles.

Intermediate Grades 4 – 8

Players, Partners and Friends welcome 

Join us at this split level villa on the edge of the Madonie National Regional Park with its spectacular views from every terrace. The house is spacious with 7 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 2 kitchenettes and plenty of space in which to rehearse. Every room has terrace access and is decorated in traditional Sicilian style. Choose from ensuite or Single/Twin non ensuite accommodation. We are offering half board catering (with creative menus ) included in the price and there is a kitchenette area available for your use for making a picnic lunch or coffee/teas. 

Nearest airport Palermo 1.10 with major carriers flying direct       Palermo city 1 hour      Getting around  :- We recommend hiring a car or sharing in a rental with others. 

Nearby – Lascari 1 mile (Lascari station used in film set of ‘Cinema Paradiso’ 

Collesano 3 miles.  :  Castle of Roccella 2.2 miles. :  Nearest Beach 2 miles

Acqua Verde 3 miles. :  Cefalu. 6 miles

Nearest restaurant 400 metres or in Collesano/Lascari

Supermarkets in Collesano/Lascari.

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 – 19.30

Evening soiree at 19.30

Dinner at 20.00

We can be very flexible and change the hours around.

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

Booking Form Adults

 


Sicily 2 

September 19th – 26th 

Marsala, Trapani region, Sicily, Italy

 Flute Ensembles/Workshop 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 many carriers to Palermo or indirect to Trapani. 

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

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

There are 4 buses on a Saturday from Palermo airport to Marsala. The journey takes 90 minutes and costs 11 euro

Booking Form Adults

Sicily 1
September 12th - 19th
7 nights
  
Twin with 3 shared bathrooms available in the villa 920 per player
1340 Double Occupancy ( player + partner )
1 unit
Double with 3 shared bathrooms available in the villa990 Single Occupancy
1340 Double Occupancy (player + partner)
4 units
Double Ensuite with bathroom inside room.1190 Single Occupancy
1540 Double Occupancy (player + partner)
2 units
Sicily 2
September 19th - 26th
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


Hope, Derbyshire, UK

October 30th – November 2nd 

Hope 1 : 3 nights

Flute 1 : 1 

A Bespoke Course under Julie’s expert guidance and top level tuition 

Hope, Derbyshire
October 30th - November 2nd 2020
3 nights.3 nights
ROOM TYPE :Standard rateBespoke Rate Flute 1 : 1
Single ensuite499599
Twin share ensuite (If share available) per person.409
Double ensuite share with non playing partner. (per room)639
Day rate (non residential)150
Course rate (non residential)350

and 

November 2nd – 6th 

Hope 2 : 4 nights

Travel by train – We can collect from Hope Station – main Sheffield to Manchester line 

10% reduction for a double course 

Hope, Derbyshire
October 30th - November 2nd 2020
3 nights.3 nights
ROOM TYPE :Standard rateBespoke Rate Flute 1 : 1
Single ensuite499599
Twin share ensuite (If share available) per person.409
Double ensuite share with non playing partner. (per room)639
Day rate (non residential)150
Course rate (non residential)350

Booking Form Adults

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 Course

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

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 “lock in” course. Join us in this converted pub/restaurant for a few days of music making.

9 double bedrooms ensuite – all with TV.

Ample rehearsal space. wifi. off street parking

8 minutes walk to the village pubs, shops and cafes, local countryside walks

By train: 26 minutes from Sheffield to Hope

50 minutes from Manchester Piccadilly to Hope

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

Booking Form Adults

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Retreat to The Cotswolds …..

The Cotswolds 1 November 20th – 23rd   3 nights

The Cotswolds 2 November 23rd – 26th   3 nights

Flute Masterclass, Ensembles and Workshops

Workshops, Tips, Tricks and Techniques and the essentials of playing.

This is a small adult developmental course. with  plenty of opportunity to ask those important questions and to repeat teaching points.

 

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 20th and ends at 11.30 on 12th.

Start Time 17.30 on 23rd and ends at 18.30 on 26th 

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)

Booking Form Adults

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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Booking Form Adults

Barnsley Village, Cotswolds. November 2020Cotswolds 1
starts 18.00
ends 11.30
Cotswolds 2
starts 17.30
ends 18.30
stay 6 nights
Room Type. No. of nights3 nights
Bespoke Small Group Masterclass/ Workshop
starts 18.00
ends 11.30
3 nights
Bespoke Small Group Masterclass/ Workshop
starts 17.30
ends 18.30
10% reduction
Single ensuite55567510% reduction
Day rate (non residential)175175
Course rate (non residential)395445