Posts tagged: Flute Course


Sam Coles and Atarah's very sucessful Easter course in the  Dordogne - french and english students together

Sam Coles and Atarah's very sucessful Easter course in the  Dordogne - french and english students together


Flûte solo au Philharmonia Orchestra
Professeur à la Royal Academy of Music
du jeudi 18 JUILLET (15h) au mardi 23 JUILLET (17h)
Masterclasses matin et après-midi avec SAMUEL COLES. Orchestre de flûtes le soir
avec ATARAH BEN-TOVIM MBE (titre honorifique anglais),
ancienne flûte solo du Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.


Ce stage aura lieu chez ATARAH BEN-TOVIM : cette demeure de charme au coeur du vignoble en Dordogne, est un
lieu enchanteur pour tout musicien, par son calme, son espace et le magnifique paysage environnant, proche de
l’aéroport de BERGERAC, et de la gare de LIBOURNE en train.
coût total du stage 580 E comprenant :
– Enseignement : 300€, incluant le droit dʼinscription de 80€ payable à lʼinscription par chèque à lʼordre de Samuel
Coles; le solde (500 E à Samuel COLES) sera payable à lʼouverture du stage.
– Hébergement complet : 280€ pour l’hébergement en pension complète (chambres avec 2 ou 3 lits) Les repas sont
inclus sur place et dans des restaurants locaux selon les repas, piscine chauffée à disposition.
Début des cours dès le jeudi après-midi, concert dans une église sans doute le 22 juillet.


– En voiture : l’adresse est 2 LE BOS, 33890 JUILLAC, hameaux de GENSAC, près de CASTILLON
– EN TRAIN : LIBOURNE est très commodément relié à Paris (TGV) mais aussi à Bordeaux, puis train
-LʼAEROPORT international de BERGERAC accueille des lignes low cost RYAN AIR ou FLY BE, au
départ de London Stansted, Bristol, E Midlands, Southhampton.
Par le train ou lʼavion : merci de préciser votre heure dʼarrivée : Le transfert en voiture de la gare de CASTILLON, ou
de lʼaéroport de BERGERAC à JUILLAC, et retour, peut être assuré par les responsables du stage sur demande. Il est
possible d’arriver à BORDEAUX, le transport vers JUILLAC peut alors être assuré par Samuel Coles, mais le nombre
de passagers sera limité ! (retour idem)


Contacter ATARAH BEN-TOVIM 00 33 (0) 5 57 47 44 28 ou,
Vous recevrez alors le formulaire d’inscription par mail, à imprimer, et renvoyer, accompagné du règlement des droits
d’inscription (80E à l’ordre de Samuel Coles) à Atarah Ben-Tovim, 2, Le Bos, 33890 JUILLAC
réponse souhaitée avant le 1ier juin

Flute Therapy – A for Adults Music Course

Course Dates:

February 20-23rd 2012 – Treowen House Monmouth UK

A confidence building music course for ALL LEVELS of adult player.

Dr Atarah Ben-Tovim MBE has a cure for all conditions in this latest “conspiracy”!

This course is a celebration of Atarah and Julie’s 20 years together since creating the very first, highly successful multi level flute happening “A Conspiracy*of Flutes”. They guarantee to give a creative, companionable and stress free course, giving a musical lift no matter where you are on the fluting ladder. Sample Atarah’s endless energy and Julie’s infectious enthusiasm and ever-present ‘joie de vivre’ and you will want to play all day.

  • There will be one to one fluting
  • Therapeutic sessions with Atarah, as this is her specialty
  • Julie’s TTT helps to develop a secure technique and great sound
  • Lectures
  • Private lessons with expert individual help
  • Tips + Techniques
  • Endless ensemble playing in small or large doses – whichever you feel you need
  • Quiz night
  • Ending in a 70th birthday feast, so join us in the Great Hall for Atarah’s 70th birthday course and celebrations.

    If you have been to one of their courses, you will know how creative and inspirational they are…and if it is a new experience for you, then come along and try this special musical “therapy”.


    Atarah Ben-Tovim MBE Hon D.Mus
    Julie Wright ARCM LGSM B. Ed Hons
    Nicholas Foster GRNCM

    About Treowen House

    Grade I Listed house built about 1620. Panelled rooms, magnificent staircases, delightful gardens, breathtaking views, private woodland walks and a lofty position at the far end of a half mile long drive in one of the most beautiful corners of Wales. Located approximately 9.6 miles from Abergavenny, where Atarah was born.

    To watch a video of Treowen House

    Applicable for:

    All levels of adult flutists and saxophone and clarinet players are also welcome. Working with resident musician Nick Foster, a great player, musical arranger and duet partner.


    Course fee £295 – £395 depending on room choice….shared, single or student rates for 3 nights full board. Day Visitors welcome.


    18 residential places available at Treowen House with home cooking included.


  • Train service to Newport, Chepstow, Abergavenny or Hereford
  • There is a very good bus service to Monmouth from where you can share a taxi or we can collect.
  • Address:

    Treowen House
    NP25 4DL

    For further information contact:

    Atarah @

    * conspiracy = breathing together

    Teachers & Pupils Flute Courses

    Bring any number of your pupils of any level and at any time of the year for a weekend, or longer, for an inspirational few days.

    Fluatists jumping for joy

    The Teachers & Pupils Flute Courses are now in the fourth year and proving very successful for motivating pupils for the rest of the year!

    For two or more days, there is no better way of inspiring your pupils for the year.

    Atarah has been teaching students of all levels from 8-18 for over 30 years, including Hindhead, and Bloxham summer courses. As the Associated Board Rep for France, she is a specialist in improving exam marks, and has an original approach to teaching Practical Musicianship instead of theory exams.

    She covers:

  • Technique
  • Musicality
  • exam skills
  • and gives each student individual lessons
  • Along with:

  • Singing
  • Dancing
  • French culture & conversation
  • Contact with French pupils fills every moment of the day
  • Set and with a heated pool,

    Swiming Pool

    Swiming Pool

    a chance to busk at a market or restaurants and great food, its work and fun combined.


    Atarah has one of the world’s largest collections of flute ensemble music for all levels, and 1200 flute figures to look at! other woodwind friends on clarinet, sax, oboe, recorder also invited “!

    Accommodation for up to 16 children. Teachers bringing students get free accommodation.

    For further information or call 0033557474428

    Flexi Students Flute Course – France

    Flexi means come for as short or as long a time as you want from 2- 7 days!!! Music and University student top-up days for Flute and clarinet 16 and over. This student course offers intensive one to one and group work in a joyful environment with great food, free wine and endless time for fluting.

    Sam Coles first flute in the Bordeaux Aquitaine Orchestra will be joining Atarah to discuss technique, sound, interpretation, orchestral playing and much more. Also joining Sam and Atarah will be Anita Biltoo

    Anita Biltoo
    vocalist, baroque specialist and resident pianist.

    who has taught at the RNCM, and endless universities for almost 50 years, can guarantee to improve your playing in four days. Experience of 15 years in an orchestra, 15 years on the road with her Band, and Master classes and adjudications all over the world, mean she has a clarity and unusual approach, which is very inspiring although sometimes a little surprising,

    Career guidance, future aims sorted out and fluting sanity make this a very valuable few days in a student’s life.

    Bursaries available.

    Date: Easter Holidays 2011
    Venue: Dordogne

    For further information or call 0033557474428

    Prussian Cove (Cornwall) Flute Course 2010


    Set in idyllic, rugged coastal surroundings, Prussia Cove, on the western tip of Cornwall, has been chosen to host the first Flute Retreat — a course run by musicians for musicians. We have limited the number of students (all adults) to around 20 in order to ensure a fully active musical environment, as well as to maximise comfort. The rate of £350 includes full board and is based on a shared room. It may be possible (for an additional charge) to accommodate you in a room on your own, but if this a prerequisite please contact Gillian before completing the application. You may stay on the Sunday night for a small additional charge and, subject to availability, there may also be scope to extend your stay beyond that. Please ask for details.

    Flute Course

    There will be opportunities for ensemble playing (and pianist Mark Tanner will be on hand), tuition (within a group setting), as well as mini lectures on topics related to musical study and performance. We anticipate players of around grade 8, although it is very likely that some students will be somewhat more advanced, lending the ensembles greater flexibility of repertoire. This year especial attention will be given to Bach and Mozart. The emphasis will be on practical music-making, but a variety of optional leisure activities will be laid on for your delectation.

    With Atarah, Gillian Poznansky, Mark Tanner

    For further details on the 2010 Prussian Cove Flute Course please see the attached PDF.

    Photos from the Atarah’s French Flexi-Flute Course for Students – 30th March to 7 April 2010

    Fluatists jumping for joy

    Flutes and clarinet side by side

    End of the course photo shots

    Photos from the Atarah’s French Flexi-Flute Course for Students – 30th March to 7 April 2010