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

Residential courses held in the UK offer a full programme of music-making, set in a relaxed and inspiring countryside environment. The course fee is fully inclusive of individual accommodation (including access to a private bathroom), meals and refreshments plus all those inspiring musical activities.

UK Residential Courses

UK courses held in the beautiful Peak District, England

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The Green Man, Derbyshire Peak District

Flutes at the Barns April 2018

Monday 9th April - Friday 13th April 2018, Staffordshire, UK


FATB returns to The Green Man in the spring of 2018 for an exclusive course in a spacious former inn. With relaxing and luxurious individual accommodation spread over three floors and FATB’s experienced private chef providing individually tailored meals and refreshments of the highest quality, participants can relax and focus on enjoying their individual lessons (45 minutes), group warm-ups, classes, workshops and flute choir in the warm acoustic of the main playing spaces, friendly chamber music, and perhaps take part in the many performance opportunities. After each worthwhile day of music-making, it’s time to relax in our very own bar before retiring for a comfy night .... Read more>>

The Mermaid Inn, Staffordshire Peak District

Flutes at the Barns July 2018

Monday 9th July - Friday 13th July 2018, Staffordshire, UK


The summer is a wonderful time for FATB to return to a favourite venue, the beautiful Mermaid Inn, Formerly a travellers’ rest stop and inn, The Mermaid is a superb 17th century grade II listed property; with no neighbours, the panoramic picture windows of this retreat offer breathtakingly stunning views of the Peak District countryside and the perfect backdrop for an exclusive course featuring a mixed programme of rehearsals, classes, individual lessons, workshops and performances. The bar area provides a characterful and friendly space in which to relax, in addition to large music-making spaces throughout the property. With comfortable and spacious ensuite rooms....   Read more>>

Cruck'd Barn, Derbyshire Peak District

Flutes at the Barns September 2018

Monday 3rd September - Friday 7th September 2018, Derbyshire, UK


The Flutes at the Barns course at Cruck’d Barn in September 2018 is strictly limited to just nine participants, allowing more contact time and longer lessons for those attending. The venue contains superb music-making spaces - principally in the eaves of Cruck’d Barn, but also using the high ceilinged Bats’ Belfry, and chamber music spaces in Applegarth Cottage and Amberleigh House. Once your music-making has been inspired enough for one day by the tranquility of the surrounding area, it will be time to relax for a friendly night in the cosy cottages, before retiring to private accommodation.  Read more>>

The Crewe and Harpur, Derbyshire Peak District

Flutes at the Barns April 2019

Monday 8th April - Friday 12th April 2019, Derbyshire, UK


April 2019 will see a return to a FATB favourite, the historic coaching inn The Crewe and Harpur, in the pretty Peak District village of Longnor. The beautifully renovated venue is the perfect backdrop for music-making, with its many spaces in the inn itself, as well as the surrounding cottages. Whilst enjoying the full programme of musical activities, allow yourself to be taken care of by the highest standard of delicious local catering - provided by our private chef - and the chance to enjoy the sociable time or enjoy your comfortable… Read more>>

Lapwing Barns, Derbyshire Peak District

Flutes at the Barns June 2019

Monday 3rd June - Friday 7th June 2019, Derbyshire, UK


Please contact the course administrator before making your application.

After discovering this amazing venue in 2017, it’s become a firm favourite in the FATB calendar for its beautiful location, exclusivity of participation allowing for increased tutor time - limited to no more than eight participants - and excellent standard of accommodation and musical spaces. Delicious meals and refreshments will be served by our private chef, providing course members the chance to keep their focus on their personalised programme of inspiring music-making. Situated in the peaceful countryside, there are beautiful places to explore on foot, or you could time on your own or with others… Read more>>

The Mermaid Inn, Staffordshire Peak District

Flutes at the Barns July 2019

Monday 8th July - Friday 12th July 2019, Staffordshire, UK


The Mermaid Inn is a special place at any time, and the clear skies of the summer months - as in July 2019 - add their own unique aspect; situated remotely, the stylish renovation of this 17th century inn exploits the far-reaching countryside views, bringing inspiration as participants enjoy their musical activities. Musicians are all accommodated privately with ensuite accommodation, and delicious local fayre - provided by our own private chef - add to the first-class FATB experience we’ve come to expect… Read more>>

I've come home feeling like I've achieved another level  and can't wait to see where I can go next!”