Time: 18:00 - 19:30
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: ME114A
Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)
What is the course about?
This online course will keep able flautists practising and playing with others. Develop your technique and musicianship for playing, and learn new repertoire for solo flute and ensembles.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
- continuation and development of previous learning i.e. tone, technique, articulation, posture and breath control
- aural perception, improvisation, sight reading and memorisation
- musical theory, interpretation and style through a varied repertoire of classical, folk, jazz and pop music
- expressive and creative solo performance
- preparation to perform or record online, and using digital resources including backing tracks / accompaniments
- support for graded exams if requeste.
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 and better sight reading
- show improvement in finger technique and scales
- perform a range of repertoire
- play along with backing tracks and other online resources.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You should have at least three years' experience of playing and have reached a standard of grade 3 - 5 (i.e. be able to play fluently in a range from bottom D to top F).
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?
Live group classes will take place via Zoom, where the tutor will teach and demonstrate repertoire and exercises. There will be opportunities to play along with the tutor and in solo spots. You will also learn from listening to flute recordings and other students. Practice between classes is essential. Recorded accompaniments, including multiple parts, will be supplied via Google Classroom.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Most ensemble music will be provided by the tutor via Google Classroom. You will need to acquire solo music for the course; the tutor will advise. You need a device to record yourself on outside class time. You may want a paper or pen or device to take notes.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Flute: intermedaite runs each term, and you may take the course as many times as you wish; different repertoire is chosen each time. When you are ready, progress to Flute: advanced.
You may also be interested in Music history, Music theory and musicianship, or Ensembles.
Elisabeth studied at the Royal Academy of Music and Oxford University and has a busy career as a performer, teacher, ensemble director, writer and arranger. She is internationally renowned for her work with adult students. Elisabeth has played with orchestras and ensembles in Australia, and toured with shows such as Evita and Les Misérables, and with English National Ballet Orchestra. Now based in Oxford, she performs widely as a freelance musicians and is guest conductor with adult flute choirs around the UK. She also runs flute days and courses at Benslow Music, Hawkwood College, as well as in Europe and Australia. Elisabeth has published six volumes of music for two flutes and piano in collaboration with pianist/arranger John Alley. These include arrangements of Bach, French art song, and Italian opera arias, amongst others, and can be viewed at www.aureacapra.com/publications. Elisabeth is also the authorised biographer of Sir James Galway, and away from the world of music, is the author of ‘The Road To My Daughter’ to be published in 2020.
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.