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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.
Monday 21st - Friday 25th October 2019Flute Course, UKCruck'd Barn, Derbyshire, UK
Monday 30th March - Friday 3rd April 2020Flute Course, UK
Crewe and Harpur, Derbyshire, UK
Monday 20th - Friday 24th April 2020Flute Course, UKLapwing Barns, Derbyshire, UK
Saturday 30th May - Saturday 6th June 2020Flute Course, OverseasVilla Denis, Istria, Croatia
Saturday 13th - Saturday 20th June 2020Flute Course, OverseasVilla Denis, Istria, Croatia
Monday 6th - Friday 10th July 2020Flute Course, UKThe Green Man, Staffordshire, UK

Latest News

Click here to read the latest news stories and updates on Flutes at the Barns (FATB) events, including:

Most Recent News: July Flutes at the Barns at The Mermaid Inn

What a terrific week of FATB we've just had in the beautiful Peak District! As you see these photos scroll through you can notice what a wonderful week it was of packed music-making (and all those successes in the individual playing and performing!), amazing views and sheep - what you can't see from the pictures is the warm, supportive atmosphere and all the delicious cooking which we enjoyed... 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 >>

Mailing List

Click here to be added to the Flutes at the Barns mailing list; the newsletter is emailed approximately 4-5 times per year, with the latest FATB news and information on courses as soon as they are open for booking.

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Flutes at the Barns is a division of Zocopoco Limited, registered in England and Wales no. 7287733.
Registered office: 30 Whitecroft, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 1UU.

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