Roderick Seed Flute Retreat

The 2021 Retreats will be held in person in the beautiful village of Finchingfield, near Colchester in the UK.  These will be small weekend retreats for a total of 6 flute players, held in October and November.  

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



5-8 November

(Fully booked!)

2022 dates to be added - likely to be held during school breaks. 


What to expect

Detailed schedule to be provided to participants upon registration

Flute technique classes

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

Repertoire classes with Alexander Technique

with Rod and visiting AT teacher, Poppy Walshaw.

Daily warm ups

on resonance, breathing, flexibility, and more. Using Taffanel & Gaubert and Reichert daily exercises and exercises from my book.

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)

Breakfast and snacks provided


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.  

The 50% deposit is fully refundable up until 30 days before the retreat.  If you prefer to pay later, please select "offline payment" to receive an invoice.

ObserversIf 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 fully vaccinated before attending the retreat.  Both teachers are fully vaccinated and rooms will be well ventilated.    

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.