www.flutesatthebarns.com | info@flutesatthebarns.com | Last updated February 2018

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

with Zoë Booth  

Flute Courses for Adults

Inspiring residential flute courses for adult players of all levels

Welcome to Flutes at the Barns with Zoë Booth

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Courses are open to adult applicants of any ability, and bookings are dealt with strictly in order; first come, first served. Residential courses, in particular, are exceptionally popular so please book early. Those who are unsuccessful in applying for a special course are taken into consideration when the next round of booking begins, or if an additional course is added into the FATB calendar due to sufficient interest. Don’t forget you can let the administrator know to pencil you in whilst you are making plans to attend a FATB event. FATB often calls upon its reserves too, so if the course you wanted to attend is already full then add yourself to the reserve list by simply emailing the course administrator; reserves are invited in order before any new vacancies are re-advertised.

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The FATB Newsletter goes out approximately 4-5 times a year, with the very latest news, updates and links. If you’re not already on the list, please email info@flutesatthebarns.com.

Gift Vouchers Available

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? Vouchers can be redeemed against course deposits or balance payments (terms and conditions apply).


Recommend for Reward

Flutes at the Barns is always a friendly affair, so if you have been before why not recommend a friend? By way of a thank you, you will receive a £20 FATB Gift Voucher (see above) following your friend’s participation in their first course. Please let the course administrator know if your friend is coming, and remember you don’t have to attend the same course as your friend. (You can receive a Gift Voucher for every friend you recommend. Only one person per recommendation can be rewarded.)

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Residential courses, in particular, often get filled early, so please don’t hesitate to apply for your next inspiring FATB musical experience!

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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“Wonderful company, wonderful music.”       “Now when is the next course?”      “I loved every minute...“     

Fabulous 2017-Brilliant 2018!

Highlights of last year included four wonderful courses full or personalised musical opportunities; we discovered the beautiful new-to-FATB venue of Lapwing Barns as well as returning to our favourite converted pubs in the Peak District, and, as usual, all courses were full. The busy and buzzy FATB Flute Days - focussed on the themes of French Music, Low Flutes, Rhythm and Interpretation - proved extremely popular. Those who went to Sri Lanka with FATB in April 2017 will never forget such a memorable and exotic experience, and not just musically! Thank you to everyone nvolved with FATB in 2017; FATB looks forward to welcoming you back again in 2018-19!

FATB Play Day - Play All Day!

March 2018 will hold first ever FATB Play Day in St Albans, aimed at those wishing to enjoy a day focussed on music-making together and maximising playing time. Activities will be based around flute choir, using flutes of all sizes, with brief targeted group warm-ups and workshops too. As ever, tutor Zoë Booth’s top class direction will leaving you musically satisfied and filled with new ideas to take away whilst you look forward to the next Play Day!

FATB Course Dates

To view a complete list of Flutes at the Barns events - UK residential, overseas residential and Flute Days - by date, please visit our Course Dates page here.

A Colourful Start to 2018!

In January and February players enjoyed two specialised and busy days dedicated to development of Colour and Expression in their music-making; happy participants left with tips aplenty on vibrato, timbre, broadening dynamics, stylistic interpretation and much more! A fun, practical and supportive day of playing, music and inspirational ideas!


The next Flute Day, in March, is FATBs first ever Play Day, and the next themed Flute Day - Classical Elegance - is in April (see below).

FATB February 2018, Colour and Expression Flute Day FATB Flute Day on Colour and Expression, January 2018