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Residential Flute Courses for adults are held in the beautiful Staffordshire and Derbyshire Peak District of England. Arrive with your flute on a Monday for a week of musical participation with the first-class FATB tutors, including an individual lesson, private rehearsal with professional accompanist, workshops and sessions playing music in small and large groups, masterclasses and concerts, before departure on Friday. Top-class accommodation on-site - in one of the amazing secluded venues - provides an indiviudal room and bathroom for each musician (partners welcome), with our own private chef taking care of all the practicalities whilst you immerse yourself in the music-making. Click on individual courses for more information.
Whether you’re keeping in touch between residential courses, or perhaps only have time for the mini-Flutes at the Barns experience, an FATB Flute Day is jam-packed with music, fun and inspiration, led by Zoë Booth and the other brilliant FATB tutors. Activities include rehearsals, workshops and warm-ups and the themed Flute Days (on variety of topics) also include the opportunity to take part in an accompanied masterclass; alternatively the "Play Days" are all about ensemble playing, forming a flute choir from scratch for the day to cover a wide choice of music. Our beautiful Arts Centre venue provides a fitting backdrop for the wonderful range of fully inclusive music-making. Click on individual Flute Days for more information.
Flutes at the Barns Overseas Courses provide particularly special opportunities to make music -
with all the wonderful flute- playing musical activities you would expect from FATB - whilst exploring exciting non- mainland- UK destinations through a programme of sight-seeing activities fitted around the musical sessions. Varying by destination, courses are 7-10 days in length; individual accommodation for each musician is of the highest standard. Flutes at the Barns has so far taken nine tours of happy flute-players - and some partners, who are welcome too - to Tiree in The Inner Hebrides, Cork in Ireland, Croatia and Sri Lanka. Click on individual courses for more information.
Forthcoming Flutes at the Barns Events At A Glance
Each Flutes at the Barns course is open to applications from flute players of any standard, aged eighteen and over. Musical itineraries vary from course to course; more details can be found on the individual course pages.
|Flute Course, UK|
Lapwing Barns, Derbyshire, UK
|Flute Course, UK|
The Mermaid Inn, Staffordshire, UK
|Monday 21st - Friday 25th October 2019||Flute Course, UK||Cruck'd Barn, Derbyshire, UK|
|Monday 30th March - Friday 3rd April 2020||Flute Course, UK|
Crewe and Harpur, Derbyshire, UK
|Monday 20th - Friday 24th April 2020||Flute Course, UK||Lapwing Barns, Derbyshire, UK|
|Saturday 30th May - Saturday 6th June 2020||Flute Course, Overseas||Villa Denis, Istria, Croatia|
|Saturday 13th - Saturday 20th June 2020||Flute Course, Overseas||Villa Denis, Istria, Croatia|
|Monday 6th - Friday 10th July 2020||Flute Course, UK||The Green Man, Staffordshire, UK|
Click here to read the latest news stories and updates on Flutes at the Barns (FATB) events, including:
Most Recent News: A Wonderful Week at Lapwing Barns
The amazing venue of Lapwing Barns was only "discovered" by FATB flute players in 2017, but it has become a firm favourite very quickly, with last week's course no exception! Lapwing is very much a retreat from the world, with unspoilt views over the changing weather patterns (!) and a beautiful garden enjoyed by the birds and filled with birdsong, tea and friendly chat in our breaks... that is, when the flute playing stops for a brief moment! It was such a special course last week, with inspiring performances and achievements from each of the eight participants. Flute choir was such a highlight... Read more>>
FATB Gift Vouchers
Perfect as a birthday or Christmas present for the keen adult flute player in your life, FATB Gift Vouchers are now available in denominations of £20. If you’re already planning your next course, why not hint to your family/friends that these are on your wishlist? Read more>>
Free Flute Playing Warmups
For monthly hints from FATB tutor Zoë Booth - to help you improve your playing - please visit the Warmups page, with descriptive tips and downloadable exercises. Click here >>
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