Flute Courses, Clarinet Courses and Saxophone Courses for Adult and Student Flute, Clarinet and Saxophone players.

Professional Development

2020   2020   2020 

Admaston, Staffordshire 

October 9th – 16th two consecutive courses

Hope, Derbyshire

October 30th – November 2nd  Saxophone Ensembles SATB

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

The Cotswolds, Gloucestershire

November 20th – 23rd  Flute Masterclass/Workshops/Ensembles or Simply Saxophones. Masterclass/ Workshops/Ensembles

November 23rd – 26th  Flute Workshops/Ensembles or Clarinet Masterclass Bespoke 

Earls Hall, Cockfield, Suffolk

December 11th – 14th and 14th – 17th  Winter Woodwind Workshops


Blithfield Lakeside Barns, Admaston, Rugeley, Staffordshire


October 9th – 12th

Staffordshire 1 : Woodwind Clinic 


October 12th – 16th 

Staffordshire 2 : Masterclass/Workshops/Ensembles


Flute, Clarinet and Saxophone

Solos, Workshops and Ensembles

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

Stay for 3, 4 or 7 nights

Booking Form Adults

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

Workshops for Tone,Technique, Playing Tips and Tricks.

Coached Small and Mixed Ensembles

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

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


These beautiful Holiday Cottages are converted barns on the edge of Blithfield Reservoir, a 750 acre lake in the heart of the lovely Staffordshire countryside. 2 miles from the ancient village of Abotts Bromley. Nearest train station would be Rugeley Trent Valley

The accommodation is in a series of 6 adjoining cottages in a rural, lakeside setting.

Each cottage has kitchen facilities, living and practice areas and a private patio overlooking the reservoir along with communal lawns.

There are Flat screen TV’s with free view and DVD/CD players in each.

The cottages vary in size and accommodation but all have been converted and furnished to the same excellent standard which has led to the venue being awarded 4 stars by “Visit Britain”. They all have full Gas Central Heating.

Room availability

Private self contained Cottage with double bedroom, open plan living and kitchen area and bathroom. ( 1 )

Double Ensuite rooms in various cottages ( 7 )

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

Single/Twin with Shared bathroom ( 2 )

Booking Form Adults

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

Julie teaching a saxophone player her first notes on the flute and demonstrating basic practices and principles

Please select any venue from the links below and we will advise the suitability for your level of professional development. Some courses cover multi instruments and others just single study. Playing levels vary from just a few notes to advanced.

Professional Development Courses
practising teachers and intending teachers…..presented by teachers who are specialists in music education
We can also visit your School, College or University as Visiting Artists.



Nicholas Foster GRNCM. MISM

 Professional Soloist, Orchestral Player and Teaching Specialist

Julie Wright ARCM LGSM B.Ed Hons MISM

 Flute and Piccolo Specialist and Teacher of International acclaim

Julie and Nicholas are a high profile and dynamic team of professional musicians and educators with over 30 years of combined experience.
Professional Development opportunities are available on many of their courses, either for first study instrumentalists or for those needing intensive coaching, or rudimentary techniques on flute, clarinet or saxophones as second or third instruments. Benefit from our wide experience teaching beginners, improvers and advanced students, Adults and Teachers. We are happy to share all our knowledge base, tips, tricks and techniques. Plenty of time for those relaxed chats around the table or at the pub too!

Julie and Nick at work with students – we are more than happy to share our expertise

Please ask and we will create a bespoke programme for you on any course.
Other instrumentalists and non players are also welcome to attend our professional development sessions.

We host teacher training sessions, seminars and consultations, giving up to the minute advice for instrumental teachers both in private practice or in an educational establishment.
In addition to our expertise,we also offer the use of their own musical arrangements – a wide-ranging, inspirational and original catalogue of over 300 titles.
Both musicians have a varied performance and teaching career worldwide and use this widely acclaimed experience to help you create, plan, budget for, and structure a musical event or teaching practice/department.

From the Beginning or Back to Basics …..
Flute, Clarinet and Saxophone Courses for the non specialist to learn the basic skills or to refresh those fumbling fingers !
Please look at our list of venues and we can create a bespoke programme specifically for your needs.
We can go right from the basics and give you a check list of important points for teaching an instrument that is not your speciality….
Suits those teaching multi instruments in a school situation.