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Atarah’s French Flexi-Flute Course for Students

A Flexi Flute Course?

Special courfse for students You can come for as many days as you want!

Atarah's Advanced Flute Course

Atarah's Advanced Flute Course


Location: South-west France

Dates: 30th March to 7 April 2010 (Easter vacation)

Atarah Ben-Tovim, MBE, Hon D Mus invites student flautists aged 16 upwards to this flexiflute course at her converted farmhouse home and flute museum, lost in the vineyards two kilometres from River Dordogne and only 35 minutes from cheap-flight Bergerac airport.

World-renowned teacher, international competition judge and master class specialist. Atarah was an orchestral principal with RLPO for 15 years, (she beat James Galway to the job!!) and has played every concerto in the repertoire. She was Chair of British Flute Society for 6 years and is Associated Board Representative for SW France.

What do you get?

Intensive personal coaching from Atarah at Grade 7 to Diploma-level and post-Diploma.
Detailed work on technique, orchestral repertoire, solos, finesse and chamber music. Concertos with flute orchestra accompaniment. Teaching tips, Baroque specialist coaching. Audition, exam and scholarship tips, including Diploma viva voce and written submissions. Career guidance.
Great meals in-house and local restaurants including free wine! Heated pool

Optional extras:

French Spanish and German language coaching. Demo videos recorded. French culture trips.
Advanced Clarinet or Recorder friends also welcome.

Fee:

£85 per day, including transport to/from Bergerac airport or local railway station, accommodation and all meals and wine. Bursaries possible,

How to get there?

Budget flights to Bergerac from Stansted, Southampton, Birmingham, Bristol, Liverpool, Exeter and East Midlands Leeds with Ryan Air, Flybe, J2 and BMI Baby – or train via Paris and TGV to Libourne, with local connection. Book early for cheap travel.

For more details, contact atarahflute@wanadoo.fr or call 0033 557 474428

Time to think at Atarah’s Advanced Course

Atarah workshops January

Atarah workshops January

Dear Atarah, thank you for a brilliant course. Everything was perfect – your teaching was as valuable and original as ever, the music was amazing, and I loved playing the alto flute, which I never dared to before, I always thought I’d hold the group up. The food was out of this world; and you gave 150% of yourself, as you always do. I loved meeting your pupils, young and old. And we were very grateful to your neighbour for driving us to Bergerac. What a thoroughly nice woman. She said you had done so much for them, she was pleased to be able to do that for you. Please thank Douglas too, for picking us up from the airport and for making that delicious chicken soup and the salads and such good conversation.

Atarah's Advanced Flute Course

Atarah's Advanced Flute Course

Marianne and I got back to London with only a slight hitch: I left my flute in the Ladies at the airport, the other side of customs. I realised as we were walking to the station and rushed back. A kind man escorted me to the loos, where there were three security officers looking suspiciously at it. They thought it was some kind of an explosive device. I just got there in time.

Hope you’re having a well-deserved rest. I am very much enjoying the Zoe Heller and think you will probably like it too (I bought three copies, one for me, one for you, one for my daughter-in-law).

Much love

Janice

Flute Course all Levels of Late Starter Adults Playing Bach Together

An adults workshop in London organised by Janice Norman.
All levels of late starter adults playing Bach together with Atarah. Thought you would all like these photos of a memorable evening!

Janice

Woodwind Workshop Trio

Woodwind Workshop Trio

Woodwind Music Workshop Group

Woodwind Music Workshop Group

Woodwind Music Workshop Duo

Woodwind Music Workshop Duo

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

    Advanced Flute Course – Adventure No 7: May 6th-10th, 2009

    Advanced Flute Adventure No 7: May 6th-10th, 2009 – (Flexi-weekend also possible)

    Flute course in Southwest France for adult flute-players.

    Atarah Ben-Tovim, MBE, Hon DMus, invites flautists to her beautiful converted farmhouse and flute museum two kilometres from River Dordogne (near Bergerac airport).

    Intensive personal coaching from Atarah Ben-Tovim, for a small number of Diploma-level and post-Diploma adult flautists. Detailed work on solos with piano accompaniment, concertos with flute orchestra accompaniment, flute chamber music…also covering teaching and technique issues.

  • Great food at home and wonderful local restaurants
  • Unlimited wine
  • Flute house party atmosphere with great company
  • Heated pool
  • Local markets and towns
  • Optional culture/historical tour with Atarah’s author husband…
  • Swiming Poolatarah-flute-course-houseHouse buying

    Course fees: TBC dependent on the exchange rate! About 550 euros per person, including accommodation, all meals and transport from Bergerac airport or local railway station.

    Budget flights to Bergerac airport from Stanstead, Southampton, Birmingham, Bristol, Liverpool, Exeter and East Midlands.

    Details: atarahflute@wanadoo.fr or call 0033 557 474428

    Thoughts on a Flute Course from Rachel Misson

    At my advanced diploma flute course, we had one blind player, 2 vegetarians, one horse specialist, one accountant, one player with the baby on her back and together we made amazing music from Bach to Rachmaninoff.

    Great food and a wonderful time was had by all with at least 8 hours a day playing for the soul and French restaurants for the body and intelligent companionship for the mind. What more can you ask?!

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