Flute 5C

Course Dates: 24/04/20 - 10/07/20
Time: 19:45 - 21:15
Location: KS - Keeley Street

Flautists who have at least five years training are welcome to join our new advanced class. Learn a range of repertoire including core classical pieces. Develop your technique through traditional and contemporary schools of flute playing,and enjoy exploring the art of improvising. Break week: 8 May (Bank holiday for 75th anniversary of VE Day).


What is the course about?

For students to expand their flute playing skills and musical understanding, to gain confidence and enjoyment through progression in their abilities.
Tutor: Lindsey Fillingham [external website].

What will we cover?

- Continuation and development of all previous learning i.e. tone, technique, articulation, intonation, embouchure, breathing, phrasing, dynamics, vibrato, posture.
- Aural perception, develop the ability to sight-read and memorise, extend technique and musical interpretation.
- Improvisation and creative approaches to practising and performing.
- Expand our understanding of music theory, style and context through varied repertoire.
- Preparation to play in concerts at City Lit.
- Support for graded examinations if requested.
Tutor:Lindsey Fillingham.

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

- have an integrated understanding of practical skills and theoretical knowledge
- play with better tone and intonation
- have improved your embouchure, articulation, finger technique, and breath control.
- have an enhanced sense of interpretation and performance practice
- have a more developed sense of rhythm, improved skills in listening, improvising, sight-reading and memorising
- have a broader knowledge of flute repertoire
- have more experience of playing solo, with piano accompaniment and in an ensemble.

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

For grade 5 players and graduates of level 4 flute.

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

Group work - playing in unison and in parts as well as solo, with piano accompaniment. Demonstrations by tutor. Listening to flute recordings. Instrumental practice between classes is expected.

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

Trinity College : Flute exam pieces grade 5 (2017-2020)
Faber : 76 graded studies for Flute, Book 1.

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

Wind ensemble, orchestras, examinations.

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: ME103C

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

Please note: we offer a wide variety of financial support to make courses affordable. For more information visit our online Help Center. You can also visit the Information, Advice and Guidance drop-in service, open from 12 – 6.45, Monday to Friday.