courses & workshops
Flute School London normally offers a main three-day course during the Autumn half term week, a residential course in May, year-round tuition via the Flute Academy London, and flute days throughout the year. We are adding the efluteacademy for year-round live-online tuition.
Last year's October course was over 3 days - 25, 26, 27th October 2019.
There was a different guest tutor each day: Tom Hancox on Friday, Michael Cox on Saturday and Katherine Baker on Sunday. We designed the timetable with a focus on continuity throughout the three days to maximise personal development. Ensembles were coached, with sessions 2 and 3 developing work done in session 1. Individual lessons took place throughout the day.
Advanced players - included workshops/masterclasses with our guest tutors. Specialist talks - including How to prepare for Diploma exams by Christine Hankin (a Diploma Examiner for ABRSM). Individual lessons for those on Gold or Platinum packages.
Intermediate Adults is always a parallel course for less advanced adult players. Workshops on technique (basic or other), pieces, ensemble playing, whatever was needed. Individual lessons if booked on Gold or Platinum packages.
Juniors: In a more fun style for kids, mini masterclasses, ensembles, games, improvisation, workshops on flute technique and much more. The Junior course was run by Sarah Desbruslais.
WhizzKidz is always for youngsters in their early teens or even younger who have passed high Grades or Diplomas. They are stretched, with extra workshops, scales workouts, a chance to meet our guest artists, individual lessons or the opportunity of a masterclass (places limited) if booked on the Gold package, and more.
We always encourage people to just ask if they are unsure about which course is right for them.
For all: Each day included some ensemble-playing and/or flute choir, workshops and masterclasses, opportunities to play with the piano (with Simon Gilliver), a lunchtime concert by our guest artist and the flute shop All Flutes Plus was there with lots of music, flutes and accessories to try and buy!...and much, much more....
Flute Academy London is a teaching practice which offers a unique, flexible and inspiring approach to learning. We run a specialist teaching programme for adults of all standards, using a combination of one-on-one teaching, online videos and group workshops. You can work with one of our recommended teachers, or use this programme alongside your existing professor.
Flute Academy London (in association with Flute School London) have designed an innovative and inspiring learning programme which combines technology with face-to-face tuition. You can have the best of both worlds! Not only that, you'll have the oppportunity to join a community of other adult players: learning and playing the flute together in a friendly, supportive and informal environment.
A smaller residential flute course at Monplaisir, in the beautiful Lot valley in southern France. Next year it will take place May 8th- 12th 2020 with Janna Hüneke, assisted by Alison Blackwell.
Ensemble playing, tuition, including a Zoom class with a guest artiste, and a final concert, plus outings in the local area. All accompanied by the wonderful cuisine of Marion, our local trained chef and hostess.
Post concert party
Last year's group
Flute Ensemble London
If you are interested in having a regular opportunity to play in a group, why not consider joining our sister group “Flute Ensemble London” which meets around once a month on Sunday mornings in central/north London, run by Nikki King.
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