* 20th - 27th August at The Flute Studio, Hastingleigh, Ashford, Kent. UK. Trevor
Wye Masterclass with Julie Wright. A six day intensive class with daily warm-ups,
technical classes including tone, articulation and technique, flute repertoire &
orchestral technique classes. The classes will be accompanied by our fine pianist,
Juliet Edwards.The focus of the classes is on fixing problems to improve the chances
of employment as teachers and performers. A short class will be devoted to the latest
development in flute scales and tuning flutes. The classes will include a short daily
talk on flute history using ethnic flutes from around the world including two 800
year-old ocarinas and a number of museum quality flutes dating from 1740 to 1926
which will be passed around for examination.Julie Wright will be coaching ensembles
and flute choirs and taking discussions and diagnostic clinics and pedagogy sessions
for teachers or intending teachers. She will also be helping those with technical
difficulties to overcome them in private lessons. The Studio contains lots of historic
music, books, manuscripts and flutes.
The number of places is limited to nine persons due to space. As some return each
year, early booking is advised.
Trevor Wye is available for Master classes in any country. He has already given
master classes in most countries of the world including the USA, Australia, Brazil,
Canada, Columbia, Croatia, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Italy, Jamaica, Japan,
South Korea, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal,
Russia, The Sudan, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Tasmania, Taiwan and Thailand.
The usual format is to begin with a Warm -Up, using scales and exercises with improvisation.
Then to helping students both with studies and basic problems of tone, technique,
articulation and intonation. After lunch, on to the flute repertoire, often introducing
unusual or little-known works.
Basic repair techniques are usually part of a class of a few days, and including
a concise history of the flute from the earliest times to the present day, illustrated
with primitive flutes, 600 year old ocarinas and a collection of 15 museum-quality