New Autumn 2017 Flute Workshop Dates Announced: Come Join us!

4 Flutes Flute Day 2017 with guest teacher Jessica Quiñones

4Flutes is an independent registered charity set up in 2003 as a continuation for the ideas and previous events of Ruth Ballantyne.  The ethos behind 4Flutes is to bring to the southwest performers and teachers that would usually only be available in the major British cities/counties. Since 2003 4Flutes has hosted events with leading national and international flute players such as Mike Mower, Jonathan Snowden, Clare Southworth, Ian Clarke, Paul Edmund-Davies, Gareth Mclearnon and Emma Williams to visit us and share their talent and experience with children and adults alike.

Sunday 8th October
– Arrival 9.30 – 9.45am
– Event 10am – 4.00pm
– FREE informal concert 4.00pm
– £25 per person
– Saltash Social Club, Saltash, Cornwall. Nr Plymouth

– All places need to be booked in advance, click here to book 

Workshop Description:  Discover ways of making your tone sing and your heart soar in this fantastic one day event with workshops and ensemble playing.  Jessica will be delivering a 1 hour group session and then two x 45 minute sessions in an ensemble format (each 45 min session will be suitable for either grades 1-5 or grade 6+). 

Wiltshire Flute Workshop: A Flute Player’s Blueprint

Join us in Bradford on Avon (near Bath and Bristol) for a one-day flute workshop. Explore tips and techniques to build a solid and confident foundation to your flute playing.

Sunday, 22 October 2017, 10am-4pm
Wiltshire Music Centre, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire, BA15 1DZ, £70, adults only
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 Description:  If you’re craving fresh and innovative tools to build a strong and unshakeable foundation to your playing then this workshop is for you. Spend a day with Jessica in a relaxed, friendly and supportive setting at the Wiltshire Music Centre in the gorgeous setting of Bradford on Avon. Explore and experiment with a variety of methods in which to master and (re)visit those key flute essentials such as breathing, finger technique, articulation, tone and posture. Whether you are a seasoned flute teacher in need of new teaching inspiration or are an absolute beginner, this workshop will provide a focused and bespoke blueprint in which to build, remodel, and develop your own unique playing for years to come.  Relax in an informal group setting as this workshop will be highly bespoke to your needs.

For more info and to register, please click here.

 Cornwall Flute Workshop: Explore tips and techniques to make your tone sparkle 

Sunday, 5th of  November 2017, 10:00am– 1:30pm
The Miner’s and Mechanic’s Institute (MMI)
18 Vicarage Road
St. Agnes
TR5 0TL  View Map

£35 all ages welcome

Description: Join us this Guy Fawkes Day for a Cornwall Flute Workshop. Explore tips and techniques to make your tone sparkle (just in time for the fireworks later on!).

If you’ve always wanted to tap into a beautifully resonant flute tone but are not sure how, then this flute workshop is for you! Spend a morning with American flautist and teacher Jessica in the coastal village of St. Agnes to learn techniques to simplify the mystery of a stunning tone no matter which genre you play. Replace tone development dread with confidence and delight. Learn contemporary flute techniques that will help you refine, strengthen and deepen your understanding of the tools needed to create resonance in your playing. We’ll go beyond ‘just playing long notes’ and delve into topics such as extended techniques, vibrato, dynamic control and breathwork. Relax in an informal group setting and get much 1:1 attention about your tone! 

For more info and to register, please click here.

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