Your invitation to join me for 4 Days of Fluting + Relaxation in Cornwall


The Refreshed Flautist Retreat is designed over 4 days to give you both music & relaxation in a stunning natural setting on the North Cornish coast. Deepen your flute playing skills, refresh your musicality and take time to rejuvenate by the sea, all with the popular coastal village of St. Agnes as your backdrop.

This retreat is for you if you want to fall in love with your flute playing again and if you’re looking for some new ‘ah ha’ moments in your skill-set. If you’re craving a relaxed space to let your musicality flow, and if you’d love to experience this with like-minded musicians, these 4 days are for you.

The line-up includes 1:1 flute lessons and daily flute workshops with American flautist Dr. Jessica Quiñones. Her classes will focus not only on refining your flute skills, but on topics such as developing your musical creativity, refining extended techniques, trialling new genres of music, and experimenting in improvisation.

Further guest practitioners to the retreat include Ruth Ballantyne from 4flutes, who will be a delivering group ensemble session for flute, piccolo, alto and bass. She also will be presenting a bespoke workshop on inspired score interpretation for your solos, helping you to hone your performance decisions when playing music from a variety of musical eras–from Baroque to Romantic to modern works.

Given the focus towards approaching your musicianship on a holistic level, Odry Bastianello delivers meditation and breathwork sessions especially designed for flautists, all with stunning beach-side views during her class. Amy Jones (a qualified British Wheel of Yoga practitioner) will be giving an all-levels yoga class designed to help you use your body more effectively in your playing.
Creativity coach and vocalist Sanchia Hylton-Smith has designed a workshop using highly sensory activities to facilitate new ways that you can use the tools of lyricism to revitalise your relationship to the music that you play. Cornwall’s own Martin Miller is our retreat performance coach. He will help you take ownership of better experiences when playing in public, with actionable exercises to try before you take the stage.

Free time is given each day for sunbathing at the three village beaches, taking a spa treatment, browsing the local shops, taking a surf lesson, sea kayaking, or for having a well-deserved afternoon snooze. Also included in the retreat price is a one-to-one 60 minute flute lesson, welcome drinks, a traditional cream tea and a group tour of the Southwest coastal path led by a local walking guide. Camping under the stars with beach views available from £19 per night and local B&B’s are available from £30 a night.

This retreat is for adults and for all levels of players, from beginners (Gr. 1+) to advanced. Please note that there are only 10 places available to ensure that you will receive the highest quality of attention during our time together.

Early bird registration available until Sunday 23 April, 2017. Book your spot with a £100 deposit. For more info and to register visit www.bohofluteretreats.com

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