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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

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 if you are making enquiries 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; again reserves are invited strictly in order.

FATB Flute Days

FATB in miniature and JAM-PACKED with playing and improvement, don’t miss the chance to book your Flute Day in St Albans.

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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).

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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.)

Flute Days *UPDATED OCT‘17*

The sound of Low Flutes filled the artistic space of Trestle Arts Base in September, and October’s Flute Day was dedicated to Rhythmical Character & Syncopation. Themed flute choir, masterclasses, repertoire and workshops meant that, after a friendly and fun day, everyone left filled with inspiration and ideas! The next Flute Days will be held in January (Colour & Expression) and April (Classical Elegance).

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2017 -18 Courses

Details of all forthcoming Flutes at the Barns courses can be found on this site. Highlights include exciting opportunities to make music in the UK and overseas, residential and day events, extended individual tuition, exclusive course numbers, beautiful and inspiring properties with individual accommodation and private facilities, and all the wonderful music-making, good food and company you would expect.


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...“     

FATB September 2017, friends and musicians enjoying Lapwing Barns!

Lapwing Larks, July 2017!

Flutes at the Barns has just returned from another amazing week in the Peak District - huge thanks to the talented and friendly musicians who took part! Rachael’s accompanying and David’s kitchen-skills were exemplary as ever, and the new venue, Lapwing Barns, will definitely be explored again as we all loved it! The week featured an array of inspiring solo and ensemble music, loud birdsong and moo-ing from our only neighbours (!) and lots of laughing during the day and long into the evenings!

September Success!

Flutes at the Barns has just returned home from Lapwing Barns in the beautiful Staffordshire countryside (right), having just enjoyed a wonderful week of music-making and inspiration! Having progressed through individual lessons, warm-up classes, flute choir and ensemble rehearsals, the week further developed as the musicians shared their pieces in the masterclasses and concerts, culminating in the final performances - an array of repertoire, bravely and successfully delivered. The week was fuelled by the delicious home-made treats of David, our private chef, and the friendly evenings included musical - and other - discussions over a glass or mug before retiring to individual accommodation in our super-quiet retreat. Thanks all!

The FATB Low Flutes Day - altos and basses aplenty! Thanks to the fab enthusiasts who filled the day and played so beautifully! Rhythmical Character and Syncopation Flute Day in full swing at Trestle Arts Base