ELISABETH HOBBS AND PAUL EDMUND-DAVIES
Flute Feast in Australia 2018
in the Yarra Valley, Victoria
In March 2018, Australian and New Zealand flautists will have a unique opportunity to be part of the renowned FLUTE FEAST experience with Paul Edmund-Davies and Elisabeth Hobbs. Elisabeth and Paul will be in Australia, supported by Powell Flutes and Australia's leading flute retailer Flutes and Flutists, to share their international experience as performers and flute educators with flute players of all levels.
We are delighted to invite you to join us for a fabulous feast of flute playing in the beautiful Yarra Valley in Victoria. The Flute Feast in Australia is an intensive course which combines individual lessons with Paul and Elisabeth, workshops and technique classes, small and large ensemble playing, and performance opportunities, with fine food and wine in luxurious surroundings. The emphasis is on developing each individual's flute playing in a warm, friendly and supportive environment, sharing fluting friendship as well as a taste for the finer things in life.
Previous participants have raved about the Flute Feast in France with Elisabeth and Paul (scroll down to read some of their comments), and upcoming European courses for 2018 have just a few places remaining. The Flute Feast in Australia is a unique opportunity for you to be part of the international Flute Feast experience.
Flute Feasters will join Paul and Elisabeth for four nights in the elegant boutique hotel, Chateau Yering, at Coldstream, an hour outside Melbourne. In addition to a full schedule of flute playing activities and private lessons, participants will enjoy daily wine tastings, flute and wine talks, and gourmet dining. Elisabeth and Paul welcome players of all standards, from anxious novices through to experienced semi-professionals and teachers, and personally work with each participant to ensure the course is tailored to their individual needs.
The course starts at 3pm on Monday 5 March and concludes at 11am on Friday 9 March. Participants should arrange their own travel to and from Chateau Yering. The course fee of AUD$3,000 is fully inclusive of all tuition, concerts, accommodation, meals, wine tastings, and transport during the course. Locally-based players can join us on a non-residential basis for just AUD$1500. Elisabeth and Paul's courses are internationally renowned and book out very quickly, so immediate application is recommended to ensure your place on this unique course.
We are very excited to invite you to be a part of the Flute Feast experience and look forward to welcoming you!
Read what previous Flute Feasters have said about their experiences on a Flute Feast course with Paul and Elisabeth:
"Wonderful, completely inspirational. Everything felt very encouraging and supportive. I came away feeling that flute players are really lovely people!" (Fiona P.)
“I just wanted you to know that I think this course was the best, your organisation is faultless, the trips are delightful and of course the music tuition is of the highest order. Flute choir was really lovely and the choice of music was a great mix, both fun and a challenge to play.” (Sharron S.)
“I wanted to say thank you again for a truly special and unique week. It's been a long time since I've concentrated so hard on my flute playing. I loved every moment! Thanks to your support and encouragement, I have a renewed determination to improve my tone, technique and musicianship.” (Leena R.)
“Thank you for a truly fabulous week. The teaching was inspirational from you and Paul.” (Ann S.)
“The Flute Feast really was the course that keeps on giving! I am still reflecting on how much I gained from it. In addition to the musical aspects, it was a wonderful holiday in a beautiful place with excellent company and delicious food and wine. I learnt so much about interpreting my pieces, practising, performing, articulation and projection and also made new discoveries about flute making, head joints, lip plates choosing instruments and soldered tone holes. Now that a few weeks have passed, I want you to know that I have thought about the course every day and, when I play, I am trying hard to put all the advice into practice. We Feasters have all been in touch with each other, sharing our memories. Only yesterday I heard from Leena who also said that there hasn’t been a day when she hasn’t thought of France. You gave us so much of yourselves, your experience, advice and individual care in all our lessons, group work and performances and so many goodies including the presents of music and this lovely album which I shall treasure. Once again thank you so much.” (Mary W)
Visit the Flute Feast Gallery for more photos of the Flute Feast experience