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 flute players of all ages and abilities.
Dates of the 2021 retreats
1-4 October (fully booked)
5-8 November (5 spaces remaining)
Please see below for more details.
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. Total of 6 participants.
What to expect
Full schedule to be provided upon registration
Flute technique classes (tone, flexibility, intonation, fingers, breathing, scales). Finding courage through technique.
Repertoire classes with Rod and visiting Alexander Technique teacher.
Daily warm ups on resonance, breathing, flexibility, etc.
Working on phrasing and music through books by Marcel Moyse (24 Little Melodic Studies, Tone Development)
Small class sizes (total of 6)
Good food and drink!
Supportive, friendly environment to learn and inspire each other. All ages and levels welcome!
Private lessons (*optional extra- at a special retreat rate)
Lunch, dinner, and evening drinks to be bought separately (to be prepared and cooked at the house). If you have an allergy/food intolerance, please let me know.
Register below to book your space on the November Retreat.
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.
Covid-19 information: It is advised to be vaccinated before attending the retreat.
Payment options: Card, PayPal, or bank transfer (select "offline payment" and an invoice will be sent by email)
Visitors: If you would like to attend as a visitor/observer, please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Day visitor fee: £50 (Saturday or Sunday) - limited availability
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