Friend International Flute Academy-Masterclass Weekend 18th and 19th February 2023

The Friend International Flute Academy (Founded in 2010) are excited to offer a non residential weekend flute masterclass on the 18th /19th February 2023 in Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire (only 19 mins on the train from London Marylebone Station and a 7 min walk from the station to the venue).

This friendly two day flute course will focus primarily on advanced to professional flautists, with repertoire and technical classes, chamber music sessions and an informal end of course concert, all in a lovely venue in the heart of the Chiltern Hills (a stone’s throw from London).

Sat 18th October / Sunday 19th February 2023 (10-5pm)
Lisa Friend (Flute – Repertoire Masterclasses)
Anna Stokes (Flute – Chamber Music / Technical Classes)
Mark Kinkaid (Resident course pianist for repertoire classes)

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Applications are now open for the Friend Flute Academy, February 2023

For those of you who are interested in attending, please email us and we would be delighted to send you more detailed information (Course features and costs). We welcome both performing participants and audience participants.

Flutes at the Barns with Zoë Booth 2022

Flutes at the Barns with Zoë Booth 2022

Flutes at the Barns Online allows you to participate from the comfort of your very own home. Whether you’ll looking to take part in an online workshop, receive tips by performing and/or watching others in an online masterclass or take part in a live duet-session with FATB tutor, Zoë Booth, Flutes at the Barns has it all covered. It’s easy and free to get set up to take part; you only have to decide which of the online classes in the changing, weekly-timetable will most inspire your playing! Click on the link above for more information.


Residential Flute Courses for adults are held in the beautiful Staffordshire and Derbyshire Peak District of England. Arrive with your flute on a Monday for a week of musical participation with the first-class FATB tutors, including an individual lesson, private rehearsal with professional accompanist, workshops and sessions playing music in small and large groups, masterclasses and concerts, before departure on Friday. Top-class accommodation on-site – in one of the amazing secluded venues – provides an indiviudal room and bathroom for each musician (partners welcome), with our own private chef taking care of all the practicalities whilst you immerse yourself in the music-making. Click on individual courses for more information.

Whether you’re keeping in touch between residential courses, or perhaps only have time for the mini-Flutes at the Barns experience, an FATB Flute Day is jam-packed with music, fun and inspiration, led by Zoë Booth and the other brilliant FATB tutors. Activities include rehearsals, workshops and warm-ups and the themed Flute Days (on variety of topics) also include the opportunity to take part in an accompanied masterclass; alternatively the “Play Days” are all about ensemble playing, forming a flute choir from scratch for the day to cover a wide choice of music. Our beautiful Arts Centre venue provides a fitting backdrop for the wonderful range of fully inclusive music-making. Click on individual Flute Days for more information.

Flutes at the Barns Overseas Courses provide particularly special opportunities to make music – with all the wonderful flute-playing musical activities you would expect from FATB – whilst exploring exciting non-mainland-UK destinations through a programme of sight-seeing activities fitted around the musical sessions. Varying by destination, courses are 7-10 days in length; individual accommodation for each musician is of the highest standard. Flutes at the Barns has so far taken nine tours of happy flute-players – and some partners, who are welcome too – to Tiree in The Inner Hebrides, Cork in Ireland, Croatia and Sri Lanka. Click on individual courses for more information.