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Fluting in France with Sam Coles

A flute course for students aged 17 and over and Diploma-level adults. Hosted by Atarah Ben-Tovim MBE in her converted farmhouse / flute-shrine in the heart of Dordogne vineyards. Early booking advisable as places are limited.

A unique opportunity to spend quality time with Sam Coles, Principal Flute of Philharmonia Orchestra and former principal with Orchestre National de Bordeaux Aquitaine. He will be giving extensive morning and afternoon masterclasses on flute fundamentals and repertoire, both solo and orchestral. A renowned soloist and chamber music performer, he is, as his students at Royal Academy of Music and The Guildhall know, an inspiring teacher.

Flautist Sam Coles

Flautist Sam Coles

Each evening there will also be flute orchestra sessions with Atarah (former Principal Flute of RLPO) – a unique chance for all to play concertos as soloist, with the other course members accompanying. Altos and bass flutes available. Arrangements of Mozart G, D, Rondo and Andante, Quantz G, Hüe, Keenan, Vivaldi piccolo and Four Seasons, Brandenburgs 2, 4 and 5, Rutter Suite Antique, Bourne Carmen Variations and Chopin Rossini Variations, Doppler Pastorale hongroise and Andante and Rondo, Cimarosa 2 flutes. Also coaching in Diploma exam techniques from Dip ABRSM to FRAM (both teaching and performing). Atarah is ABRSM Rep for France.

Date: 25-28 April 2013
Venue: In the Dordogne, France
Cost: 425 euros includes simple shared accommodation, great food inc. local restaurants, free wine and collection from Bergerac airport
Accommodation: Simple accommodation with heated pool and a lovely country walks.

Further Info: Flights from Stansted, Bristol, E Midlands, Southampton) or Libourne railway station ( TGV direct from Paris). Day attendance only, 80 euros per day. French-speakers welcome.

Atarah’s husband (author) Douglas Boyd is there for French history culture trips! This course is food for body, mind and soul!

For further information contact Atarah via 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