Roderick Seed Flute Retreat

The 2021 Retreats will be held in person in the beautiful village of Finchingfield, between Cambridge and Colchester in the UK.  These will be small weekend retreats for a total of 6 flute players of all ages, held in October and November.  October is currently sold out.  In November, the Retreat is aimed at players of an intermediate-advanced level.  Beginners are welcome to attend as observers.

Come and improve your flute playing, enjoy music making and a supportive environment with like-minded musicians! 



5-8 November

(Registration Open for participants - 1 space remaining!)

1-4 October (Participant spaces sold out, email me to be placed on waiting list).  


If you wish to attend as an observer to either retreat, sign up below. Spaces limited


What to expect

Full schedule to be provided upon registration

Flute technique classes

Tone, flexibility, intonation, fingers, breathing, scales to find courage and ease of expression.

Repertoire classes

with Rod and visiting Alexander Technique teacher, Poppy Walshaw.

Daily warm ups

on resonance, breathing, flexibility, and more.

Chamber Music 

Marcel Moyse classes 

Using Sonority, 24 Little Melodic Studies & Tone Development Through Interpretation to work on musical expression

Small class sizes (total of 6)

Peaceful location

Good food and drink! 

Supportive, friendly environment

Suitable for Intermediate-advanced level adult students aged 18+

Private lessons

(*optional extra- at a special retreat rate of £20/30minutes)

Lunch, dinner, and evening drinks to be bought separately

(to be prepared and cooked at the house).  



Register below to book your space on the Flute Retreat.

Residential participant fee: £300 (£150 deposit payable on registration)

Participate in all activities and stay at the retreat house for 3 nights. Private bedroom in a lovely detached house. Price is inclusive of accommodation and breakfast.

Deposit: Upon registration, you will be asked to pay a deposit of £150, being 50% of the total, to secure your space.  

If you were booked onto the 2020 retreat, please get in touch and I will transfer your deposit and book you in myself.  The remaining balance will be due by October 15th.  The deposit is fully refundable up until October 1st.  If you prefer to pay later, please select "offline payment" to receive an invoice.

Observers: If you would like to attend as an observer, there is limited availability.  Full details: 

Day visitor fee: £50 (Saturday or Sunday) - limited availability. Observers can participate in all group classes (except repertoire classes).  £25 payable upon registration.


Covid-19 information:  It is advised to be vaccinated before attending the retreat.  

Payment options:  Card, PayPal, or bank transfer

Book now, pay later: Select "offline payment" and an invoice will be sent by email which you can pay in your own time. Please note that your space is only confirmed when you pay the deposit.

Feedback from Roderick's masterclasses

"Perfect! Made it feel personal and a very relaxed environment"

"I felt very welcomed and it was nice there was only a few people! Thank you!"

"Fab first retreat. Well done"


Roderick got to the core of the most important parts of flute playing. He introduced us to many valuable techniques for building stronger, fuller sound and demonstrated ways in which we can enhance our playing by using these important elements in our daily practice. 


I thoroughly enjoyed his teaching and the gentle guidance and individual approach he provided. I learned a lot in a few days. I am encouraged to become a better player.


I really appreciate his different flute-teaching techniques - how to change what you're doing in/with your body, in order to change the sound & technique. He didn't just ask us to try to achieve a certain sound or technique; he demonstrated WHAT TO CHANGE, in order to achieve the results.


Many useful ideas for improving technique.

These were very interesting and some of them were new to me.


Rod is very well informed, calm and supportive.


Excellent technique and practice tips

Any questions?