Flute 4C

Course Dates: 24/04/20 - 10/07/20
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street

An advanced class for graduates of 'Flute 3' or newcomers with equivalent experience and ability (minimum grade 5). Learn solo and ensemble repertoire in a variety of musical styles. Break week: 8 May (Bank holiday for 75th anniversary of VE Day).


What is the course about?

This course will keep able flautists practising and playing with others. Develop your technique and musicianship tools for playing, and learn new repertoire for solo and ensemble.

What will we cover?

- continuation and development of previous learning i.e. tone, technique, embouchure, articulation, breath and vibrato, phrasing, posture, dynamics
- aural perception, improvisation, sight reading, memorisation, musical interpretation
- musical theory and style through a varied repertoire
- solo and ensemble performance. Tutor : Angele Veltmeijer.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- play with better tone, tuning and expressive range
- show improved articulation breath control and a more flexible embouchure
- demonstrate an enhanced sense of rhythm, better sight reading
- show improvement in finger technique and scales
- perform a range of repertoire
- play in ensemble pieces with greater confidence.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

You should have at least 3 years' experience of playing and have reached a standard of grade 4 - 5.
Grade 4 requirements are bflat and B major to the 12th; 2 octaves of D, A, Eflat major, C minor, G minor, D minor and F sharp minor. 2 octaves of chromatic scale. You should be able to sight read in simple time.
You will need to follow written and verbal instructions in English and engage in class discussions.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

You will play as a group, in unison, and in 2, 3, 4 parts as well as solo.There will be the opportunity to play with a pianist at end of term performances. Teaching is through demonstration, listening to flute recordings and other students. Practice between classes is essential.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

You will need to buy some music for the course - advice will be given by the tutor. Most ensemble music will be provided. You may also need to write some notes in class.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

You may repeat Flute level 4 modules if you wish, in order to consolidate your learning further.
You may also be interested in one of our classical jazz & popular ensembles, such as: Chamber music ensembles, City Lit Wind Ensemble, City Lit Big Band 2, Jazz flute, Play popular music of the non-Western world, Skiffle, Township tunes or Jazz harmony & ear training.
City Lit also offers a wide range of Musicianship and Music Appreciation courses.

Tutor Biographies
Lindsey Fillingham

Lindsey Fillingham (flute, piano, chamber music and improvisation tutor) graduated with BMus(Hons) from the University of Cape Town in 2009 and went on to study in Stockholm (KMH), Manchester (RNCM), and privately with Kate Hill (RAM). She has played with the likes of the Hallé, the Cape Philharmonic, and Orchestra of the Swan in venues including Royal Albert Hall, Bridgewater Hall and St Martin-in-the-Fields, has performed as a soloist with the Johannesburg Philharmonic, and broadcast for BBC’s Songs of Praise and Sunday Worship. Lindsey is carrying out PhD research into group classical improvisation at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She has led improvisation workshops and courses at the University of Cape Town, City Lit and Barbican’s OpenFest, amongst others. Lindsey loves performing to diverse communities, and is equally at home singing in school workshops or playing in care settings. She is a member of soundSPARK wind quartet and, with the Ashdown Duo, the Musicians in Hospitals and Care scheme. Lindsey is passionate about passing on the joy of music-making, and teaches at City Lit and Kensington Prep School.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.

Book your place

Course Code: ME114C

Fri, eve, 24 Apr - 10 Jul '20

Duration: 11 sessions (over 12 weeks)

Full fee: £179.00
Senior fee: £179.00
Concession: £109.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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Any questions? music@citylit.ac.uk
or call 020 7492 2630

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