If you are a really keen flute player and want to improve your marks in your next exam, whether it is a Grade exam, diploma, GCSE, AS or A level, this course is for you! You will receive expert tuition with lots of opportunity to work on all aspects of your performance skills to really build confidence.
Woldingham School is a magical venue set in 700 acre estate within the Surrey Downs, close to the M25. The train station in the grounds provides a 35-minute connection to central London. Gatwick and Heathrow Airports are 20 and 45 minutes away respectively and junction 6 on the M25 is only ten minutes’ drive from the School.
We sleep in the Main house, a beautiful manor house where there are dormitory bedrooms that are shared between 2 and 7 people. Our meals are taken in Marden House where the food is excellent and special diets can be catered for. All of our work takes place in the Millennium Centre which has a stunning concert hall, recital room and foyers.
The course starts at 16.00 on Monday 10 April and ends at 16.00 on Thursday 13 April. There will be a short concert for parents and friends on Thursday 13 April at 15.00.
What we do on the course. A typical day might be:
09.00Warm up followed by massed ensemble playing
13.15 Small ensemble groups and/or working with our pianist
15.15 Outside game (Flutewise Rounders is famous!) or a walk
16.00 Concert (course members or staff or visiting guest)
17.00 Scale game (devised by Abbie Burrows – and, yes, everyone is more than willing to play their scales at this, or any, time of day if it is the Scale Game!)
19.00 Concert (staff or visiting guest)
20.00 Game or other social activity
We aim to keep everyone very busy! There will be emphasis on this course to really improve your playing standard and confidence in performing.
All course members are encouraged to bring a piece of music they know well and they have the opportunity to work on it with our pianist and a member of staff and then perform it in a student concert. This is an excellent way tobuild confidence.
The cost of the course is £374. This includes all tuition, accommodation, food and VAT where applicable. Bursaries may be available, please contact Liz Goodwin for details.
Places are limited, early booking is advised.