Flutewise in Jersey
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Flutewise in Jersey

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Here is a wonderful way to spend your Autumn half term - come to Jersey for a Flutewise event, you could make it a family holiday!

After a great weekend in Jersey in February 2018 we are going back in October half term, this time for a 3 day course! We will be at the Jersey Academy of Music, Chateau Vermont from Tuesday 30 October until Thursday 1 November with Abbie Burrows, Gareth McLearnon and Liz Goodwin plus the great staff in Jersey - Claire and Andy Harvey and Chris  George.

You can attend each day or you could come and stay at the Chateau. The cost of coming as a day student for the 3 days is £95 and for a residential place it is £195 (this includes 3 nights stay with all food, tuition and VAT where applicable). We will do all of the usual activities you would expect on a Flutewise course - warm ups, 'improve your playing' workshops, masterclass-type workshops, ensemble playing, musical games such as the Scale Game and Piccolo, have the opportunity to perform and hear some great performances from Abbie and Gareth, but most importantly, we will have fun!


 Fun in Jersey February 2018

Fun in Jersey February 2018

If you would like to come you can reserve your place now by completing the form below. There is no need to pay any money now, you will be sent details of how and when to pay.

If your parents give you permission, we might be able to arrange for you to fly to Jersey with members of Flutewise staff or families.

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10:00 AM10:00

Flutewise Day at Woldingham

10.00am - 8.00 pm Wednesday 4 April 2018 (residential course is from 3 - 6 April)

As part of our residential course we are offering flute players the opportunity to join us for 1 day only on Wednesday 4 April 2018.


With members of the Flutewise residential team including Abbie Burrows, Jerry Randalls, Chris Baxter, Lorna Brown, Simon Williams and Liz Goodwin and GUEST ARTISTS

Philippe Barnes and Gareth McLearnon!


 Philippe Barnes

Philippe Barnes

We have a really exciting day planned and you will have the opportunity to work with all of the amazing members of the residential Flutewise staff as well as two special guest artists! You will learn so much about playing the flute and music making as well as having great fun.

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.

The day will start at 10.00 am and finish after the evening concert at 8.00 pm (family and friends are welcome to join us for this at 7.00 pm)
The cost of the day is £60 which covers all tuition, lunch, dinner, morning and afternoon drinks (there is a choice of excellent food). Bursaries may be available. 


Book your place here

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The Really Flutewise Flute Day in Tonbridge
10:00 AM10:00

The Really Flutewise Flute Day in Tonbridge

Rescheduled to Sunday 18 March


Come to this Flutewise Event with Abbie Burrows, Gareth McLearnon and Liz Goodwin

The morning session is for adults and advanced flute players over the age of 16 only.

The afternoon session is for young flute players

The morning session will start at 09.30 am until 12.00.In the morning there will be warm up, tips and tricks, interactive workshops and masterclasses.  Flute teachers are welcome to stay for the afternoon event.

The afternoon event for children  and will start at 12.30. 
• Discover ways to improve your playing; 
• Enjoy meeting Abbie and Gareth and exploring and hearing the music they love;
• Play great ensemble music, music from the shows and more...

This fun and educational workshop is aimed at any keen flute player from 8 to 18 years from beginners upwards. 

The Schools at Somerhill, Somerhill, Tonbridge, Kent TN11 0NJ
Sunday 14 May 2017

Each session costs £25 (bursaries maybe available for children, please contact Liz Goodwin for information). Please make sure you use the correct booking form.

Top Wind will be with us with their travelling shop. 

There will be a free performance for family and friends at 16.00

Please bring your flute, music stand, pencil and any refreshments you might need.

You can book online for the afternoon event, but we would really prefer it if you could use the booking forms below and pay by cheque or bank transfer as this will save Flutewise having to pay lots of charges. Thank you.

Booking form Morning

Booking form Afternoon

Flutewise reserves the right to change dates, time, venue, artists appearing at any Flutewise event. Flutewise needs to ask for certain information before accepting people on our courses and events – we never pass this information onto anyone else without your permission. Photographs and video images taken at Flutewise events may be published in our magazine and/or website and associate publications. By submitting this form you are giving consent for these images to be used.

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The Really Flutewise Weekend in Jersey
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The Really Flutewise Weekend in Jersey

Come and join Flutewise for a weekend of flute playing at the Jersey Academy of Music which is based in Chateau Vermont, St Saviour, Jersey. Mike Mower will be joined by Cathy Hare and Liz Goodwin for an exciting weekend which will have activities to appeal to all flute players whatever their age or standard.

We will start at 10.00 am on Saturday morning, 3 February, with a warm up and then we will go onto explore ways to improve flute playing in different level groups. As well as being able to discover new ways of practising standard technique there will be the chance to also find out how extended techniques like harmonics, beatboxing and singing and playing can really improve flute playing. Ensemble playing will be a big part of the weekend in both large and small groups. You are guaranteed to learn so much about your flute playing, enjoy good company and have great fun at this event in a wonderful venue.

On Saturday evening Mike Mower will be joined by Chris George (pianist and director of Jersey Academy of Music) and Cathy Hare for a concert.

There will also be the opportunity for everyone to perform in an ensemble for the end of  event presentation at 3.00 pm on Sunday where family and friends are welcome to join us.

The cost of the weekend is £70 and bookings need to be made direct with Jersey Academy of Music. You can use this booking form

If you live on the mainland and would like to come we can provide you with a list of suitable places to stay or we can investigate the possibility of staying with host families. Please get in touch with Liz on 01273 702367 as soon as possible if you are interested.



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The Really Flutewise Flute Day in Canterbury
10:00 AM10:00

The Really Flutewise Flute Day in Canterbury

Come and join us and get 2018 off to a great start with this Really Flutewise Flute Day at Kent College, Canterbury with Abbie Burrows and Gareth McLearnon

The day will start with a warm up followed by a flute choir piece (with parts suitable for whatever standard of player you are). We will then split into groups and explore fantastic ways to improve your flute playing.

A cooked lunch is provided in the price (please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements).

After lunch everyone will be involved in workshops -'Music from the Shows'. We will also prepare some pieces to perform to parents, family and friends who are welcome to join us for a short concert which will start at 4.00 pm. Abbie and Gareth will also perform for us during the concert.

Top wind will be with us all day with their travelling flute shop. They will have a fabulous selection of flutes, piccolos, accessories and flute music. If you would like them to bring anything special you would like to look at, try or buy, please give them a ring in advance - 0207 401 8787.

This event is suitable for all school age flute players, from 8 to 18 years of all standards, from beginners to post grade 8. You are guaranteed to learn loads about your flute, meet really interesting people and have a really good time. 

Early booking is recommended. The cost for the day is £27 (including lunch and refreshments). The concert at 4.00 pm is free. You can book either online or by downloading this form. 

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