The 'Flutes du Soleil' way...
We believe in learning through fun and enjoyment - Flutes du Soleil launched in 2011 and, now in its 8th 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:
Flutes du Soleil is part holiday, part flute course, so we also arrange afternoon activities. In the past these have included:
Food and drink
Start off the day with a healthy continental 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 local meats.
Mid-afternoon we stop for afternoon tea and cakes.
Every evening we will be serving a varied and French-inspired three-course meal, cooked fresh from scratch in the course chalet kitchen. 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 red and white wines.
Sunday 29 July 2018
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 and snacks on the chalet's balcony overlooking the vast mountain range, followed by a welcome dinner.
Monday 30th July - Friday 3rd August 2018
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 - Continental 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 - Afternoon tea and cake
17.00 - Flute workshop
18.00 - Private lesson / guided practice
19.00 - Evening 3-course meal
20.30 - Evening activities
Saturday 4th July 2018
Join us for breakfast and final farewells before heading off for flights, or onward travels.