The 'Flutes du Soleil' way...
We believe in learning through fun and enjoyment - Flutes du Soleil launched in 2011 and, now in its 9th year, has been making a mark as an alternative to the many high-pressure elite-level flute courses and weekends available.
Flute Classes & Workshops
High up in the mountains, where the air is fresher and thinner, is a perfect place to develop your playing stamina and breathing. We tailor the teaching to the ambitions of those on the course, but will usually include workshops covering:
Each person gets a 30 minute individual lesson from Andrea to help you focus on your playing goals and work on any areas that may need development.
Flutes du Soleil is part holiday, part flute course, so we also arrange afternoon activities. In the past these have included:
Every evening after dinner, we have fun activities to help the group work together and bond:
Fresh air and a fresh mind. Take some time away from rush hours and social media (though we do have fast Wifi!), eat well, and make new friends.
We start each morning with an optional yoga session to wake you us gently, followed by a slow-paced breakfast before flute sessions begin for the day.
Food and drink
Start off the day with a healthy breakfast of freshly-made bread, preserves, cereals, yoghurt, fruit, coffee and a selection of teas. Lunch will be buffet-style, and include light options such as salads, local cheeses and meats.
Every evening we will be serving a home-cooked meal - please let us know if you have any dietary requirements and we will be happy to cater for you. Evening meals are also served with the local Savoie red and white wines.
Sunday 21 July 2019
Guests staying with us in the course chalet can arrive anytime after 3pm on this day, though if you book our recommended flights all guests can share transfers from Geneva airport and arrive together.
Join us for a glass of fizz on the chalet's balcony overlooking the vast mountain range, followed by a welcome dinner.
Monday 22 - Friday 26 July 2019
Approximate daily schedule is below, though this will vary on some days to fit around performances and certain afternoon activities:
09.00 - Yoga for flautists (optional)
09.30 - Breakfast
10.30 - Flute warmups and technique
11.45 - Coffee break
12.00 - Ensemble playing
13.00 - Buffet-style lunch
14.00 - Afternoon activities/free time
16.30 - Coffee break
17.00 - Flute workshop
18.00 - Individual lesson / guided practice
19.00 - Evening meal
20.30 - Evening activities
Saturday 27 July 2019
Join us for breakfast and final farewells before heading off for flights, or onward travels.