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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 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|
Flute Day, UK
Trestle Arts Base, St Albans, 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|
|Monday 12th - Friday 16th April 2021||Flute Course, UK||Lapwing Barns, Derbyshire, UK|
|Monday 7th - Friday 11th June 2021||Special Edition Flute Course, UK||Cliff House, Derbyshire, UK|
|Monday 5th - Friday 9th July 2021||Flute Course, UK||Dale House, Derbyshire, UK|
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Most Recent News: Setting the Tone - February Flute Day with FATB
Just a week since the last Flutes at the Barns Flute Day, here we were again with another amazing event for adult flute players! This Sunday the day remained on the same topic, Focus on Tone, although - with different players and music - it was entirely unique and wonderful. Huge thanks must go to the participants who travelled from far and wide to reinvent their sounds, covering the basic elements right up to advanced ideas for the practice developing colour, expression and communication. Flute choir was glorious, the pieces chosen to put all the workshop techniques to the test right away ... 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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