Flexi Flute Course – Easter 2009

Flexi Flute Course 14th – 20th April 2009, in southwest France for students (Flexi means come for as many or as few days as you want).

Atarah Ben-Tovim, MBE, Hon DMus, world-renowned teacher, international competition judge and orchestral principal with RLPO for 15 years, Atarah is Chair of British Flute Society and Associated Board Representative for southwest France. Has a few openings for student flautists aged 16+ on this course at her converted farmhouse home and flute museum two kilometres from River Dordogne, near cheap-flight Bergerac airport.

What do you get?

Intensive personal coaching with Atarah from Grade 7 to Diploma and post-Diploma level across a wide range of areas including:

Detailed work on:

  • Technique
  • Orchestral repertoire
  • Solos
  • Finesse
  • Chamber music
  • plus concertos with flute orchestra accompaniment
  • Tips:

  • Auditions
  • Exams
  • Scholarships
  • Viva voce (Diploma level)
  • and written submissions
  • Career guidance

    Optional extras:

  • Historical tour with Atarah’s author/historian husband
  • French language coaching
  • Spanish language coaching
  • Fees: 100 euros per day. Which includes:

  • Tuition
  • Great meals in-house and local restaurants
  • Heated pool
  • Transport to/from Bergerac airport or local railway station, accommodation and all meals including local restaurants
  • Partners & family welcome. Accommodation can be arranged nearby to suit all budgets.

    How to get there?

    Budget flights to Bergerac from Stanstead, Southampton, Birmingham, Bristol, Liverpool, Exeter and East Midlands with Ryan Air, Flybe and BMI Baby.

    Music making at Atarah's house

    Fancy a trip to Paris as well? The TGV train leaves from our local station of Libourne direct to Paris.

    For more details, write to atarahflute@wanadoo.fr or please call 0033 557 474428

    1 Comment

    • By James Holden, 2009/04/21 @ 7:46 pm

      This was an amazing course – even as a recorder player I found it especially rewarding!!!!!! Atarah and Doug – your both wonderful people, and its obvious you love what you do. The food and drink was sublime, concert at the chateau was definately a highlight+ as always you were fun and welcoming-Thanks Atarah! Keep me posted on future courses – I definately want to come again in future!
      James x

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