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2021

 

Amotherby, Malton, North Yorkshire

September 24th – 30th A Musical Retreat for Flutes, Clarinets and Saxophones en Vacances

Lakeside Barns, Admaston, Staffordshire

October 8th – 11th Bespoke  1 :1 

Hope, Derbyshire

November 5th -8th   Saxophone Ensembles SATB

November 8th – 12th   Woodwind Clinic Course. Flute/Clarinet/Saxophone

The Cotswolds, Gloucestershire

November 19th – 22nd and 22nd – 25th  Saxophone 1 : 1 and Woodwind Clinic

Earls Hall, Cockfield, Suffolk 

December 3rd – 6th        Winter Woodwind Workshop Intermediate to Advanced Saxophones SATB or Flute 1 : 1 

December 6th – 9th.        Winter Woodwind Workshop. Advanced Flutes or Clarinet/Sax 1 : 1 

December 10th – 13th     Winter Woodwind Workshop. Flutes, Clarinets and Saxophones 

December 13th – 16th     Winter Woodwind Workshop. Intermediate to Advanced Clarinets or Flute 1 : 1 

The Cotswolds, Gloucestershire

January 28th – 31st  Saxophone/Clarinet 1 : 1

February 4th – 7th  Saxophone Ensembles/Clinic/Workshop

February 7th – 10th. Woodwind Clinic/Ensembles/Workshop

Blithfield Barns, Admaston, Staffordshire

Bespoke Solo Performance Courses with piano

March 4th – 7th     Upgrade Clinic Saxophone Course

March 7th – 10th   Upgrade Clinic Flute Course

April 1st – 4th        Upgrade Clinic Clarinet Course

April 4th – 7th       Upgrade Clinic Woodwind Course

Giggleswick, near Settle, Yorkshire Dales

June 6th -10th Saxophone Ensembles SATB. 

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 or Flute Bespoke 1 : 1 

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

 

2021



Amotherby, Malton, North Yorkshire

September 24th – 30th   6 nights.  Full

A Musical Retreat for Flute, Clarinet & Saxophone Players en Vacances

New Venue 


Blithfield Lakeside Barns, Admaston, Rugeley, Staffordshire

 

October 8th – 11th 3 nights

Staffordshire 1

Bespoke 1 : 1 

Stay for 3 nights

Booking Form Adults

Booking Form Adults

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


Room availability

Double Ensuite rooms in various cottages 

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

Single/Twin with Shared bathroom

Blithfield Barns, Rugeley. 2021Staffordshire 1
3 nights
Staffordshire 2
3 nights
Staffordshire 2
3 nights
Staffordshire 1 and 2
7 nights
Room TypeBespoke 1 : 1 rate Standard RateBespoke 1 : 1 rate 10% reduction
Single/Double with private bathroom729 single occupancy659 single occupancy729 single occupancy10% reduction
Single/Double with private bathroom on same corridor - 1 available699 single occupancy629 single occupancy
699 single occupancy 10% reduction

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

Intermediate to Advanced Saxophones

November 5th – 8th 

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
November 5th - 8th 2021
3 nights.3 nights
ROOM TYPE :Standard rateBespoke Rate Flute 1 : 1
Single ensuite549649
Twin share ensuite (If share available) per person.499 each person
Double ensuite share with non playing partner. (per room)699


November 8th – 12th

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 20213 nights Course 1
Flute Bespoke
November 5th - 8th
4 nights Course 2
November 8th - 12th
Flute/Clarinet/Saxophone Clinic
4 nights Course 2
Flute Bespoke
November 8th - 12th
stay 7 nights
10% reduction
Single ensuite64969974910% reduction for a double course
Large twin share ensuite 599649N/A10% reduction for a double course

Booking Form Adults


Greyhound Barns, Barnsley Village, The Cotswolds Gloucestershire UK

Cotswolds 1 November 19th – 22nd  

Bespoke 1 : 1 

All ensuite rooms and large rehearsal space 

Course begins at 18.00 and ends at 11.30

Barnsley Village, Cotswolds.November
2021.
Cotswolds 1
November 19th - 22nd
Flutes
Cotswolds 1 1 : Bespoke
November 19th - 22nd
Clarinets/Saxophones 1 : 1
Cotswolds 2
November 22nd - 25th
Flute/Clarinet/Saxophone
Combined courses
No. of nights3336 nights less 5%
Room TypeStandard £Bespoke £Standard £
Single ensuite549649549
Non residential full course including all meals N/AN/A395
Day visitor ( minimum 2 days) including all meals N/AN/A£165 per day
minimum 2 days = £330


Cotswolds 2 November 22nd – 25th

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, Cotswolds.November
2021.
Cotswolds 1
November 19th - 22nd
Flutes
Cotswolds 1 1 : Bespoke
November 19th - 22nd
Clarinets/Saxophones 1 : 1
Cotswolds 2
November 22nd - 25th
Flute/Clarinet/Saxophone
Combined courses
No. of nights3336 nights less 5%
Room TypeStandard £Bespoke £Standard £
Single ensuite549649549
Non residential full course including all meals N/AN/A395
Day visitor ( minimum 2 days) including all meals N/AN/A£165 per day
minimum 2 days = £330

                                                                          


Earls Hall, Cockfield, Suffolk 

Earls Hall 1  December 3rd – 6th   3 nights 

Earls Hall 2  December 6th – 9th  3 nights

Earls Hall 3  December 10th – 13th 3 nights 

Earls Hall 4  December 13th – 16th 3 nights 

 Winter Woodwind Workshop Courses

Booking Form Adults

We are offering just 5 places on each set of dates with a combination  of both of us as tutors, duet/trio partners and accompanists.

Both courses give you a tasting menu of everything that we have to offer.

We will even provide a glass of wine or a ‘g and t’

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

Workshop Sessions

1 : 1

Piano Accompaniment

Duets/Trios with the tutors

Coached Small Ensembles

Evening soirees with the chance to perform if you wish

Apply for further details, availability and suitability by email:

Julie.flute@icloud.com

zamzammusic@gmail.com

Cost £599 with full board and nothing more to pay 

Please note that there are no ensuite rooms at this venue but there will only be 5 players sharing the 2 bathrooms and 2 additional WC

Each Course starts at 18.00 and ends at 11.00 

Thanks for the usual musical input but double thanks for the ‘at home’ hospitality and conviviality. A* cooking and wonderful conversation.  JC July 2020


Courses in 2022


The Cotswolds 1 

January 28th – 31st 3 nights 

Bespoke 1 : 1 


The Cotswolds 3 

February 4th – 7th  3 nights

Saxophone Clinic/Ensembles/Workshop


The Cotswolds 4 

February 7th – 10th 3 nights

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, Cotswolds. February 2022.Cotswolds 1
January 28th - 31st
1 : 1 Bespoke
Cotswolds 3
February4th - 7th
Saxophone Ensembles
Cotswolds 4
February 7th - 10th
Woodwind Clinic
Combined courses
No. of nights33 36 nights with 10% reduction
Room TypePremium. £
2 places only
Standard. £Standard. £
Single ensuite679579579

   


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 1 

Saxophones 

Friday March 4th 18.00  to  Monday 7th at 11.30  3 nights 

Blithfield  2

Flutes

 Monday March 7th at 18.00 to Thursday 10th 11.30  3 nights 

Bespoke : Just 5 places maximum with 2 tutors

Up your game and take your playing to the next level. Work intensively with Nick and Julie with 1 : 1 tuition in a masterclass situation,  solos with piano accompaniments, daily performance opportunities and the chance to rehearse and be coached with ourselves as ensemble partners in duets, trios, quartets etc. 

We are offering just 4 places on each set of dates with a combination of both of us as tutors/playing partners and guaranteed improvement.

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

Both courses give you a tasting menu of everything that we have to offer and we are confident that your playing will move up a level. 

We will even provide a glass of wine or a g and t

The cottages at Blithfield Barns are luxury self contained units with living area, kitchenette and lakeside terrace view and are presented to a very high standard.

Each person will have their own private bathroom – either ensuite or immediately next door.

Booking Form Adults

Blithfield Barns - deluxe accommodation
March 4th - 7th
3 nights
Bespoke Workshop with Intensive schedule
March 7th - 10th
3 nights
Bespoke Workshop with Intensive schedule
single occupancy room with private bathroom either ensuite or immediately next door 659659
single occupancy with your own bathroom on the same corridor 629629


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 

Clarinet

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

Blithfield   2 

Flute,  Clarinet and  Saxophone 

Monday April 4th 18.00 to Thursday April 7th  11.30  3 nights 

Bespoke : Just 5 places maximum with 2 tutors

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 4/5 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.

We will even provide a glass of wine or a g and t

The cottages at Blithfield Barns are luxury self contained units with living area, kitchenette and lakeside terrace view and are presented to a very high standard.

Each person will have their own private bathroom – either ensuite or immediately next door or on the same corridor 

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


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

100 years of History

June 6th – 10th, 2022.   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 6th and ends after breakfast on June 10th

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 June 20224 nights saxophones
Room TypeStandard £ saxophones
Single559
Single ensuite or private bathroom next door619


2022

Earls Hall, Cockfield, Suffolk, UK. IP30 OJD

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

Booking Form Adults

July 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 and 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 upgrade your playing workshop
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 Students


August 3rd – 7th

Suffolk Adults 4

Flute 1 : 1 Bespoke 

4 nights or 8 nights if combined with course 5

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

Also with Adult saxophone ensemble workshop. 2 parallel courses.

Course starts from 18.00 on August3rd and ends at 11.00 on the7th

Suffolk 4/5
Bespoke 1 : 1
Full Board and all Tuition
Flute Bespoke
August 3rd -7th
4 nights
Clarinet Bespoke
August 7th - 11th
4 nights
Saxophone Bespoke
August 7th - 11th
4 nights
Double Course
August 3rd - 11th
8 nights
Single 7997997995% discount for 8 nights

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

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

Suffolk 4/5
Bespoke 1 : 1
Full Board and all Tuition
Flute Bespoke
August 3rd -7th
4 nights
Clarinet Bespoke
August 7th - 11th
4 nights
Saxophone Bespoke
August 7th - 11th
4 nights
Double Course
August 3rd - 11th
8 nights
Single 7997997995% discount for 8 nights

Booking Form Adults