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Online Workshops

Flutes at the Barns offers a varied online timetable of events to enable you to participate alongside other players, maintain your personal musical focus and progression and enjoy your music-making! It's easy and simple to do from your laptop, tablet, phone or device. All classes are led by FATB tutor, Zoë Booth and class numbers are limited to allowing each player to feel able to contribute, as well as to connect with other class-goers.

  • Advice getting set-up to connect online will be given; the video-calling app on which the classes run is free and - once you're ready - taking part is as simple as answering a phone call
  • Classes are exclusive, for no more than five participants at a time (masterclass and play-alongs for a maximum of just four)
  • During the class you will be able to see the tutor as well as the other class-goers
  • At the end of each online class, there will be a chance to ask further questions of the tutor and talk with others

There are a range of online opportunities for you and your flute, whether you'd prefer to be inspired, join a focussed practice session, play-along or perform. Drop in for an occasional class or several times a week, it's up to you; FATB Online is flexible and convenient, all enjoyed from the comfort of your own home:

  • Be Inspired: workshop classes will be offered on a different topic(s) each week and will take 45 minutes; simply sit back and listen, or make a note of anything you want to try in your own playing. Before or after each workshop, free resources will be sent to you by email. As well as the one-off topic workshops, linked classes on repertoire (45 minutes x 2, 3 or 4 a week apart... or 3 classes 'All in a Day!') will provide in-depth guidance to some of the world's best flute music.
  • Focussed Practice: Proficient Practice workshops take 45 minutes; as well as benefitting from the session (led and accompanied by FATB Tutor Zoë Booth), the activities can then be repeated - or used as inspiration - for further, positive development in your individual practice.
  • Play-along: these workshops (55 minutes) allow you to rehearse beautiful music and play along in a live duet with FATB tutor Zoë Booth.
  • Perform: masterclasses (60 mins each) allow you to perform (unaccompanied) and receive personalised flute tuition; you will also get to watch the other players, picking up further tips and repertoire ideas.
Workshop Timetable

As new classes open for booking they will be shown on this page, below.

Not Enough Availability? If the workshop you wanted to book is unavailable or no longer running please let us know at info@flutesatthebarns.com; we can let you know as a priority if your choice of class runs again at an alternative date/time.

Wednesday 29th September
11.15 am
Masterclass
Perform a piece or excerpt of your choice, receive personal feedback - tips on style and technique from FATB tutor Zoë Booth - and listen to others do the same! An online masterclass is a great way to keep up those performance skills from home, listen to new repertoire and develop your practice resources as you pick up practical ideas tried out in your own segment of the class, as well as from the demonstrations of fellow class-goers. The masterclasses are for a maximum of four participants, with a supportive and encouraging atmosphere and the opportunity to ask a further question at the end of the session. A repertoire list will be sent to participants following the class. (60 mins)

The booking form is at the bottom of this page; alternatively, click here.
Wednesday 29th September
2.00 pm
Developing Projection and Tone * NOW FULLY BOOKED *
Projection isn’t about playing loudly so much as it’s about filling an acoustic space effectively; there is a difference between ‘shouting’ and projecting – just think of any professional actor or singer. In this class, FATB tutor Zoë Booth will be exploring this subject in depth to provide practice ideas and solutions to immediately try out; there will be musical demonstrations and listening examples addressing the challenges of playing with a focussed tone, whilst retaining flexibility of colour and dynamic. This workshop is for a maximum of five participants, with time to ask questions relating to the theme. A link to free resources will be sent to participants after the class. (45 mins)

The booking form is at the bottom of this page; alternatively, click here.
Wednesday 29th September
6.30 pm
Developing Projection and Tone
Projection isn’t about playing loudly so much as it’s about filling an acoustic space effectively; there is a difference between ‘shouting’ and projecting – just think of any professional actor or singer. In this class, FATB tutor Zoë Booth will be exploring this subject in depth to provide practice ideas and solutions to immediately try out; there will be musical demonstrations and listening examples addressing the challenges of playing with a focussed tone, whilst retaining flexibility of colour and dynamic. This workshop is for a maximum of five participants, with time to ask questions relating to the theme. A link to free resources will be sent to participants after the class. (45 mins)

The booking form is at the bottom of this page; alternatively, click here.
Saturday 2nd October
10.00 am
Developing Projection and Tone
Projection isn’t about playing loudly so much as it’s about filling an acoustic space effectively; there is a difference between ‘shouting’ and projecting – just think of any professional actor or singer. In this class, FATB tutor Zoë Booth will be exploring this subject in depth to provide practice ideas and solutions to immediately try out; there will be musical demonstrations and listening examples addressing the challenges of playing with a focussed tone, whilst retaining flexibility of colour and dynamic. This workshop is for a maximum of five participants, with time to ask questions relating to the theme. A link to free resources will be sent to participants after the class. (45 mins)

The booking form is at the bottom of this page; alternatively, click here.
Saturday 2nd October
11.15 am
Masterclass
Perform a piece or excerpt of your choice, receive personal feedback - tips on style and technique from FATB tutor Zoë Booth - and listen to others do the same! An online masterclass is a great way to keep up those performance skills from home, listen to new repertoire and develop your practice resources as you pick up practical ideas tried out in your own segment of the class, as well as from the demonstrations of fellow class-goers. The masterclasses are for a maximum of four participants, with a supportive and encouraging atmosphere and the opportunity to ask a further question at the end of the session. A repertoire list will be sent to participants following the class. (60 mins)

The booking form is at the bottom of this page; alternatively, click here.
Wednesday 6th October
11.15 am
Masterclass – Challenge Yourself!
It’s the start of term, so it’s a great time to put yourself out there! Whether you’re thinking of performing for the first time, trying out a piece you’ve never played in ‘public’ before or you’ve decided to focus on a speed, technical aspect or musical style usually outside of your normal comfort zone, you will feel exhilarated from having challenged yourself in this masterclass! You can count on warm support for your playing from the others in the class as well as from the FATB tutor Zoë Booth; after you’ve played, you’ll receive personal tips on style, technique and further progress - you’ll also be able to see others do the same, picking up loads of ideas overall! The masterclasses are for a maximum of four participants, with a supportive and encouraging atmosphere and the opportunity for further questions at the end of the session. A repertoire list will be sent to participants following the class. (60 mins)

The booking form is at the bottom of this page; alternatively, click here.
Wednesday 6th October
2.00 pm
Sonata in D major op. 1 no. 4 by Anna Bon di Venezia (1 of 4)
(When booking, please note you are booking for parts 1, 2, 3 and 4 at 2.00 pm on Wednesdays 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th October, a week apart)

In continuing our theme in the repertoire classes of looking at the world’s best flute music, we’re next turning to an eighteenth century piece by a female composer, the delightful D major sonata by Anna Bon di Venezia. This three movement work is charming and beautiful in its own right; written by a remarkable lady, flute teachers and prospective candidates may also appreciate the chance to study this sonata in depth as it also now appears across two grades of the new ABRSM Woodwind syllabus from 2022. Whether it’s already in your repertoire, you are embarking upon learning it, or if you just wish to appreciate its depths, join FATB Tutor Zoë Booth for a guide through the context, themes, harmonies and details. With supporting information on Anna Bon, a guide to adding stylistic dynamics, articulation and ornamentation suited to the baroque era and more to take into your wider practice, expect demonstrations, performance tips, influences, explanations and on-screen scores to support and illustrate. These four linked workshops are for a maximum of five participants, with time to ask questions relating to the theme. A link to free resources will be sent to participants after each class. (45 mins)

Click here to view the sheet music and listen to a demonstration performance.
The booking form is at the bottom of this page; alternatively, click here.
Wednesday 6th October
3.15 pm
Proficient Practice – Gain Confidence in Playing by Ear
This is a play-along class with a difference, designed to offer a fantastic one-off practice session (led and accompanied by FATB Tutor Zoë Booth) which can then be repeated - or used as inspiration - for further, positive development. The focus of this practice session is on developing confidence to go beyond the printed page. The workshop begins with a warm-up to target listening and copying skills, all done at a pace that assumes no prior knowledge; we then embark on exercises for developing your ear’s connection to your fingers, including adding harmonisation to a line, inserting responses and even learning a few phrases without music; there will then be a final cool down connected to the warm-up activity, to end the session. This workshop is for a maximum of five participants: each will only hear themselves and the tutor when playing live; at the end there will be the opportunity to ask any questions and to connect with others. (45 mins)

Click here for more, including a link to the music to be used as a basis for the session
The booking form is at the bottom of this page; alternatively, click here.
Wednesday 6th October
6.30 pm
Proficient Practice – Gain Confidence in Playing by Ear
This is a play-along class with a difference, designed to offer a fantastic one-off practice session (led and accompanied by FATB Tutor Zoë Booth) which can then be repeated - or used as inspiration - for further, positive development. The focus of this practice session is on developing confidence to go beyond the printed page. The workshop begins with a warm-up to target listening and copying skills, all done at a pace that assumes no prior knowledge; we then embark on exercises for developing your ear’s connection to your fingers, including adding harmonisation to a line, inserting responses and even learning a few phrases without music; there will then be a final cool down connected to the warm-up activity, to end the session. This workshop is for a maximum of five participants: each will only hear themselves and the tutor when playing live; at the end there will be the opportunity to ask any questions and to connect with others. (45 mins)

Click here for more, including a link to the music to be used as a basis for the session
The booking form is at the bottom of this page; alternatively, click here.
Friday 8th October
All in a Day - Prelude in D minor by J S Bach
This special FATB online event will focus on Bach’s amazing Prelude in D minor – for solo flute – and will include participation in three different flute workshops throughout the day, at 11.15 am, 2 pm and 4.30 pm (each 45 minutes)

Whether it’s already in your repertoire, you are embarking upon learning it, or if you just wish to appreciate its depths, join FATB Tutor Zoë Booth for a thorough guide through this sublime solo, originally written for solo cello. The main focus of the day will be on the details of approaching this as a performer – adding breath-marks, dynamics and rubato – but on the way we’ll also be looking at the wider themes, context and overall stylish approach contributing to your expression and musical interpretation. You’ll have the music sent to you, and – by targeting features in the score also shown on-screen – you can expect the support of helpful explanations, demonstrations and the performance tips which illustrate the varied workshops. The day will finish with a chance to listen to a complete performance by the tutor; after the questions, you’ll then be ready to put all the ideas into practice! These three linked workshops – all in a day - are for a maximum of five participants, with time to ask questions relating to the theme. A link to free resources will be sent to participants before the class.

Click here to view the sheet music and listen to a demonstration performance.
The booking form is at the bottom of this page; alternatively, click here.
Saturday 9th October
10.00 am
Sonata in D major op. 1 no. 4 by Anna Bon di Venezia (1 of 4)
(When booking, please note you are booking for parts 1, 2, 3 and 4 at 10.00 am on Saturdays 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th October, a week apart)

In continuing our theme in the repertoire classes of looking at the world’s best flute music, we’re next turning to an eighteenth century piece by a female composer, the delightful D major sonata by Anna Bon di Venezia. This three movement work is charming and beautiful in its own right; written by a remarkable lady, flute teachers and prospective candidates may also appreciate the chance to study this sonata in depth as it also now appears across two grades of the new ABRSM Woodwind syllabus from 2022. Whether it’s already in your repertoire, you are embarking upon learning it, or if you just wish to appreciate its depths, join FATB Tutor Zoë Booth for a guide through the context, themes, harmonies and details. With supporting information on Anna Bon, a guide to adding stylistic dynamics, articulation and ornamentation suited to the baroque era and more to take into your wider practice, expect demonstrations, performance tips, influences, explanations and on-screen scores to support and illustrate. These four linked workshops are for a maximum of five participants, with time to ask questions relating to the theme. A link to free resources will be sent to participants after each class. (45 mins)

Click here to view the sheet music and listen to a demonstration performance.
The booking form is at the bottom of this page; alternatively, click here.
Saturday 9th October
11.15 am
Proficient Practice – Gain Confidence in Playing by Ear
This is a play-along class with a difference, designed to offer a fantastic one-off practice session (led and accompanied by FATB Tutor Zoë Booth) which can then be repeated - or used as inspiration - for further, positive development. The focus of this practice session is on developing confidence to go beyond the printed page. The workshop begins with a warm-up to target listening and copying skills, all done at a pace that assumes no prior knowledge; we then embark on exercises for developing your ear’s connection to your fingers, including adding harmonisation to a line, inserting responses and even learning a few phrases without music; there will then be a final cool down connected to the warm-up activity, to end the session. This workshop is for a maximum of five participants: each will only hear themselves and the tutor when playing live; at the end there will be the opportunity to ask any questions and to connect with others. (45 mins)

Click here for more, including a link to the music to be used as a basis for the session
The booking form is at the bottom of this page; alternatively, click here.
Coming Soon

  • More masterclasses: themes will include Twentieth Century Repertoire and Music by Female Composers alongside the free-choice masterclasses. Booking opens several weeks in advance, to allow you time to prepare. (60 minutes)
  • Play-along classes: a wonderful Blavet Sonata in D minor for two flutes is planned. As above, booking opens several weeks in advance, for additional preparation time. (55 minutes)
  • Workshop topics: a new class on Playing in Tune is on its way! New topics are released all the time, and look out for Catch-Up classes where the most popular topics will be repeated. (45 minutes)
  • Proficient Practice: play-along practice sessions focussed on specific areas of technique. Coming up, you'll be able to play along with tutor Zoë Booth in October as you once-and-for-all secure All the Major Scales! (45 minutes)
  • All in a Day: three 45-minute workshops at 11.15 am, 2.00 pm and 4.30 pm, focussed on learning a new piece of flute music 'All in a Day!' As well as repeating the event focussed on the Canon Sonata in G major by Telemann, a new FATB Online 'All in a Day' event on Pierre Octave-Ferroud's Bergere Captive is in the pipeline.
  • Repertoire classes: the linked classes (held at the same time each week, over 2, 3 or 4 weeks) thoroughly explore the world's best flute repertoire.

New workshops coming your way will include the themes of repertoire, techniques, interpretation and more! If you'd like to suggest a topic for an online workshop, please email info@flutesatthebarns.com; we'd love to hear from you!


Previous Classes

Previous class topics (see below): if you've missed out on any of the workshops that have already been held, please do email info@flutesatthebarns.com if you're interested in a particular title; once there are expressions of interest we do try to find an opening in the calendar to run that topic again. Here's what you've missed so far:

* And Breathe... * Masterclass * Music for One * Purposeful Practising * Play-Along: Gluck "Che Faro Senza Euridice" and Haydn 'Serenade' * Sublime Sonority * Play-Along: Beethoven Duo in G * Fingers, Fingers, Fingers * Performance Skills * Mastering Ornamentation * Perfecting Ornamentation * Flute Teacher Forum * Play-Along; Mozart "The Magic Flute" * Flute Focus: Articulation * The Genius of Moyse * Online Flute Day * Play-Along: Telemann Canon Sonata in D * Free Your Playing * The French Flute School * Moyse Masterclass * Play-Along: Mendelssohn Scherzo from "A Midsummer Night's Dream" * Super Scales * Debussy Syrinx (in two parts) * Play-Along: Mozart "The Marriage of Figaro" * Cadenza Masterclass * Sky-High Success * Play-Along: W F Bach Sonata in Eb major Fk 55 * Amazing Arpeggios * Play-Along: Devienne Duos 4 & 6 * We've Got Rhythm! * Play-along: Stamitz Duo in D * Bach Sonata in E minor BWV1034 (in four parts) * Stay Tuned * Play-Along: Schubert and Schumann * Bach E minor Sonata Masterclass * Play-Along: Telemann Canon Sonata in D minor * Flute Focus: Ask Anything! * Sound and Silence II * French Flute School Masterclas * On the Double * Faure Fantasy (in three parts) * Playing in Colour * Play-Along: Martinu Divertimento * Music by Heart * Play-Along: Quantz Sonata in B minor * Repertoire Builder - Baroque * Play-Along: W F Bach Sonata in G * Know the Score * Play-Along Stamitz Duo in A * Flute Focus: Vibrato * Play-Along: Koechlin Sonate op. 75 * 12 Fantasias by Telemann * Play-Along: Blavet Sonata in A minor * The Singing Flute * Play-Along: Schultze Sonata No.1 in E minor (I and II) * Dances in 3-time * Play-Along: Haydn & Beethoven * Telemann Fantasia Masterclass * King Frederick the Great and His Flute * Play-Along: Loeillet Sonate in A minor (including alto option) * Music by Heart Masterclass * Sound and Silence III * Play-Along: Mozart, even more of 'The Magic Flute' * Sonata for Flute by Poulenc (in four parts) * Poulenc Sonata Masterclass * Fast and Fluent Fingers * Play-Along: Musical Curiosities I * Mozart Masterclass * Flute Focus: Studies * Andante in C K315 by Mozart (in two parts) * Small is Beautiful: Playing Quietly * Play-Along: Briccialdi Duos op. 132 nos. 9 & 10 * Playing Cadenzas * Play-Along: Briccialdi Sonata in G minor op. 13 no. 1 * Double-Tonguing Masterclass * Play-Along: Boismortier Sonata in G minor * Variations on a Theme by Rossini by Chopin (in three parts) *Jazz Rhythms 1: Swing * Play-Along: Jensen Duo in D * Cadenza Masterclass * Play-Along: Stamitz Duos op. 27 nos. 1 and 2 * A Christmas-Themed Play-Along * A Very Christmassy Play-Along * FATB Online Concert - Take the Stage * Inspired Breathing * Play-Along: Monteclair Concert No. 1 in D major * Studies Masterclass * Jazz Rhythms 2: Latin * Play-Along: Briccialdi Duos op. 132 nos 4 & 7 * Proficient Practice - Fingers 1 * Duo in G WoO 26 by Beethoven (in three parts) * The Singing Flute Masterclass * Play-along: Gariboldi Duos op. 145 nos 1 & 2 * 'And All That Jazz!' Masterclass * Developing Performance Skills * Play-Along: Mozart Even More from 'The Magic Flute' * Concertino by Chaminade (in three parts) * Play-along: W F Bach Lamentabile from Sonata in F major * Sound and Silence IV * Play-along: Jensen Duo op. 16 no. 2 * Fantasia in E minor by Telemann (in two parts) * Play-along: Traditional Music of the British Isles * Solo Repertoire Masterclass * Play-along: Booth, Diggly Wiggly Woo and Blup Blup from 'Fifty-50' * Ideas for Interpretation - Rhythm, Time and More * Play-along: Gariboldi Duos op. 145 nos. 3 and 4 * Play-along: W F Bach Largo from Duo no. 5 * Proficient Practice - Trills * Play-along: Jensen Duo no. 5 * Story and Musical Description Masterclass * Play-along: Musical Curiosities II * Fitzwilliam Sonata in B-flat major by Handel (in three parts) * Masterclass - The Classical Era * Ideas for Interpretation - Tone, Tonality and Tessitura * Play-along: Kuhlau Allegro con Espressione * Play-along: Schultze Sonata No. 1 in E minor (III and IV) * Baroque Masterclass * Play-along: Beethoven Duo no. 1 (flute and alto flute) * Taffanel and Gaubert Masterclass * Ideas for Interpretation - Phrasing and Musical Detail * Arpeggione Sonata by Schubert (in three parts) * Play-along: Booth, Diddle Dum Pom Pom and Urble Burble from Fifty-50 * Proficient Practice - Breathing * Arpeggione Sonata by Schubert Masterclass * Play-along: A Mixed Bag of Delightful Duets * Prelude in D minor by J S Bach 'All in a Day' * Pan by Donjon 'All in a Day' * Canon Sonata in G major by Telemann 'All in a Day' *
International Participants

Participants from overseas are always welcomed to Flutes at the Barns... and FATB Online now makes it even easier to take part from wherever you are! Class timings are currently shown at BST (British Summer Time of GMT +1); after 31st October 2021, timings will revert to GMT (Greenwich Mean Time).
Class time
(BST/GMT+1)
Los Angeles, Pacific Daylight
(GMT-7)
New York, Eastern Daylight
(GMT-4)
Paris, CEST
(GMT+2)
Hong Kong, Singapore, Perth
(GMT+8)
Sydney, Australian Eastern Standard
(GMT+10)
11.1503.1506.1512.1518.1520.15
14.0006.0009.0015.0021.0023.00
15.1507.1510.1516.1522.1500.15
18.3010.3013.3019.3001.3003.30
Taking Part Online - A Guide

To enable you to take part you will need to download Skype to your device - this is a free app which works across the operating systems, whether you're choosing to participate via your computer, phone or tablet device. Please click here for a simple guide to getting online for FATB classes and lessons.

  • Step One - book your place on the class of your choice by filling in the booking form below.
  • Step Two - following your booking, you'll receive an email confirming your place; right away, simply follow the helpful instructions to make your payment and join the class (by clicking on a link; if you're a first-time user of Skype this will helpfully prompt you to download the app).
  • Step Three - just ahead of the time of your class, sit in front of your device and be ready to join in; it's as easy as answering a phone call.
Payment Details

Once you've booked your place you will be sent details on how to pay; payment is due within 2 days of confirmation of your booking. Payments are to be made by BACS (bank transfer); for overseas participants, it may be possible to arrange payment by PayPal.

Pricing: £15 per person per class

Please note that costs for linked repertoire classes (including 'All in a Day' events) will be appropriately calculated with regards to whether they contain 2, 3 or 4 workshops.
Book a Place

Fill in the form below to apply for to take part in FATB Online (see timetable, above). An email confirming your successful booking(s) will then be sent, containing further details including how to pay and connect to the class(es); until this time, please do not make payment.

















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