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2020   

 

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 – 21st Bespoke 1 : 1 Course  3 nights 

August 21st – 24th  Bespoke 1 : 1 Course  3 nights 

August 24th – 25th.  Private studio 1 : 1 lessons .   60 : 90 : 120 minutes

August 25th – 28th. Woodwind Clinic Intermediate Levels 

August 28th – September 1st. Woodwind Clinic Intermediate Levels 

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.

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 and 23rd – 26th  2 x Woodwind Clinics

2021

The Cotswolds, Gloucestershire

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

February 15th – 18th  Just Clarinets Ensembles/Workshops and Flute 1 : 1 

February 18th – 21st   Woodwind Clinic. stay 3 or 6 nights

February 21st – 24th   Woodwind Clinic stay 3 or 6 nights

Giggleswick, near Settle, Yorkshire Dales

June 8th -12th Saxophone Ensembles SATB

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2020

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. 

Booking Form Adults

July 17th – 20th

Suffolk Adults 1 

Woodwind Clinic : 3rd Level : Grades 3 – 7 

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!

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

 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

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 18.00 and ends at 11.00


July 20th – 23rd.

Suffolk Adults 2

Bespoke course for intensive individual tuition * (please note premium fee applies)

A 3 night, highly specific course with individual attention throughout  Suitable for beginners looking for a firm grounding in technique and reading skills as well as more advanced players wanting to improve specific areas of technique and musicianship. .

Only 3 places available. (Parallel flute ensemble course at same time)

Individual lessons, attention to tone, technique, scales, breathing, performing, repertoire, duets, work with a resident pianist and all in a non competitive environment. Come and have a holiday combined with an intensive yet relaxed learning experience. The numbers will be small to give maximum attention. Don’t worry if this is your first experience on a course as we are completely sympathetic to your needs and feelings.

Adults only. Late starters and lapsed learners are our speciality.

*please note that these are not jazz improvisation courses.

Start time 17.00.   End time 11.00

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July 29th – August 2nd.

Suffolk Adults 4

Intermediate – Advanced Level Ensemble Course for adult saxophone players with minimum grade 5+ level. Fluent reading level is required.

A summer retreat for adult saxophone players working with Nicholas Foster in both an ensemble and individual situation. 4 days of playing, learning, eating good food and meeting like-minded people, all set within the beautiful Suffolk house and grounds of Earls Hall. Meal times are an important part of the day with deliciously creative, home cooked fare, much from the organic garden. Work hard and then have time to relax and chat.

Only 8 places available with the full range of saxophones (SATB) welcome.

Individual lessons, coached ensembles with parts specially written to suit your level; tone, technique, breathing, repertoire, counting and rhythm, pianist available; all in a non competitive environment.

Daily schedule: each day starts after breakfast at 09.30 until lunchtime. Free time until 16:00 then play until evening meal. Optional duets/trios after dinner if you have the stamina!

Course starts: 17.00 on July 29th and Course ends at 11.00 on 2nd August 2019.

*please note that these are not jazz improvisation courses.

Booking Form Adults


Suffolk 5   August 2nd – 6th

Saxophone Bespoke Course

Adult saxophone players of advanced levels Grades 6 – 8+

Intensive individual help and workshop tuition *(please note premium fee applies)

A 4 night, bespoke course with individual help/very small group attention throughout. Suitable for beginners looking for a firm grounding in technique and reading skills as well as more advanced players wanting to improve specific areas of technique and musicianship. .

Only 3 places available (Parallel flute ensemble course at same time)

Individual lessons, attention to tone, technique, scales, breathing, performing, repertoire, duets, work with a resident pianist and all in a non competitive environment. Come and have a holiday combined with an intensive yet relaxed learning experience. The numbers will be small to give maximum attention. Don’t worry if this is your first experience on a course as we are completely sympathetic to your needs and feelings.

Adults only. Late starters and lapsed learners are our speciality.

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**
saxophone/clarinet bespoke course
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)160199
Course rate (non residential)370470
“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

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

August 18th – 21st or 21st – 24th  3 nights 

Bespoke 1 : 1 

 

The Ultimate 1 : 1 Bespoke Course with just private sessions available with Nick

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

2  places only working on a rotational basis

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

Accommodation

Single Ensuite

or

Single room with Bathroom shared between 2 people

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

 

julie.flute@icloud.com

Booking Form Adults

Hastingleigh Bespoke
August 18th - 21st
August 21st - 24th
3 nights
Premium rate for Individual tuition
Single Ensuite
Limited availability
689
Single 599


 

Private Saxophone Studio with Nicholas Foster

August 24th-25th

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

60 : 90 : 120 minutes

Cost

Please email to enquire 

julie.flute@icloud.com

Booking Form Adults

 


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

Julie and Nick’s

Back to Basics and Move on Quickly”

Woodwind Clinic

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

Intermediate Levels

Partners Welcome 

‘Back to Basics’ and ‘Move on Quickly’

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

7  places in total

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

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 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 

 

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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

“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

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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 to sightsee midweek. Return to play in the evening 

Booking Form Adults


Sicily 2 

September 19th – 26th 

Marsala, Trapani region, Sicily, Italy

Saxophone Ensembles SATB

We welcome players, partners and friends on this course 

Suggested playing level Grade 4 – 8+

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 17.30 – 18.30.

Evening soiree at 18.30.     Dinner at 19.45

We can be very flexible and change the hours around.

One free day midweek to sightsee. 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 euros. 

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


Blithfield Lakeside Barns, Admaston, Rugeley, Staffordshire

October 9th – 12th 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 nights

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


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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Intermediate to Advanced Saxophones

The Poachers Arms, Hope, Derbyshire

October 30th – November 2nd  

Hope 1 : 3 nights 

or extend and stay for 7 nights with Hope 2 

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

Saxophone Ensemble Coaching

for Intermediate to Advanced Levels – SATB

(we suggest ABRSM grade 5 – 8+ or equivalent)

Booking Form Adults

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


November 2nd – 6th 

Hope 2 : 4 nights

or extend and stay for 7 nights with Hope 1 

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 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


Retreat to The Cotswolds …..

The Cotswolds 1 November 20th – 23rd   Woodwind Clinic 1 : 3 nights

The Cotswolds 2 November 23rd – 26th    Woodwind Clinic 2 : 3 nights

2  workshop based courses 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.

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.

 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.

Booking Form Adults

 

Barnsley Village, Cotswolds. November 2020Cotswolds 1
Bespoke Clinic/Masterclass/Workshop
Cotswolds 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

 

February 12th – 15th, 2021.  3 nights

The Cotswolds 1 

Booking Form Adults

Saxophone Bespoke course with Nick.

This course is tailored completely to suit your specific needs. 2 places only.

Starts at 18.00 on 12th and ends at 11.00 on 15th 

Booking Form Adults

 


 

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.Cotswolds 1
February 12th - 15th
1 : 1
Cotswolds 3
February 18th - 21st
Woodwind Clinic
Cotswolds 4
February 21st - 24th
Woodwind Clinic
Combined courses
No. of nights33 36 nights with 10% reduction
Room TypePremium. £
2 places only
Standard. £Standard. £
Single ensuite639499499
Double ensuite with non playing partner (per room)789649649
Course rate (non residential)535395395
“Cheap & cheerful” single (available when full)N/A399399

Woodlands, The Mains, Giggleswick, Settle, Yorkshire Dales, UK. BD24 0AX

100 years of History

June 7th – 11th, 2021.   4 nights 

“Simply Saxophones”

Intermediate to Advanced Grades  5 – 8+

An ensemble workshop course that moves at a faster pace and where relatively fluent reading is required. Interpretation, style, ensemble techniques and a good level of performance are the aims. Retreat to the Yorkshire dales and stay in a former gentleman’s residence within walking distance of Giggleswick and Settle. An intensive practical music course with Nicholas Foster. Workshop group tuition for SATB, Ensemble coaching and individual advice offered.

Stay 4 nights with Day Visitors and non playing partners very welcome to stay and enjoy the local countryside, join the group for all meals and informal concerts.

Players of all saxophone voices are welcome and the course suits teachers looking to fulfill Personal Development criteria. The emphasis is on you the individual player and it’s your progress that matters. Suits those wishing to improve within a short time and those unable to take regular lessons.

Come and have a holiday combined with an intensive yet relaxed learning experience. The numbers will be small to give maximum attention. Don’t worry if this is your first experience on a course as we are completely sympathetic to your needs and feelings. Ensemble coaching, Individual help, attention to tone, technique, scales, breathing, performing, repertoire, duets, work with a resident pianist and all in a non competitive environment.

*please note that these are not jazz improvisation courses.

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