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Fluting with Friends Summer Festival

24 - 25 July 2021

Fluting with Friends is delighted to be joined by three special guests for our summer festival  

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Francisco López

 Principal flute of the Barcelona Symphony and Oslo Philharmonic orchestras. Prize winner at ARD Competition in Munich.

Francisco will be giving a class on his pieces for solo flute. Download the music here

Dr Gabriella Minnes Brandes, Alexander Technique Teacher at University of Capilano (Theatre Department), Young Artists Program at the Vancouver Opera, and at the Pender Island Flute Retreat. 


Roderick Seed

Altus Flutes Artist and Author "Mastering the Flute with William Bennett"

Alex Conway 

2nd flute of Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and founder of New England Chamber Players

Emma Shubin

Haynes Flutes Ambassador Clinician and Co-Executive Director of Integral Steps

Paul Hung

Faculty at Vancouver Academy of Music and extra with VSO



The Summer Festival will take place over 2 days:  24 - 25th July 2021

There will be two classes per day from 5pm-8pm UK on Zoom

(9am PST, 10am MST, 11am CST, 6pm CEST)

Students of all ages and abilities can attend all or part of the festival.  Save more by attending more! There will be a Q&A after each class.

Register below

Weekend pass: access to both days of classes



Day pass: access to one day of classes



Class pass: sign up for one or more classes of your choice

£15 per class


Private Lessons

Sign up for a 30-minute lesson with one of the Fluting with Friends faculty members + Dr Gabriella Minnes Brandes.  Flute + Alexander Technique in one lesson! Limited slots available 

£40 per lesson


In addition to the above passes, you can sign up to perform in either of the Sunday classes for just an extra £10. Performers can submit a recording via an unlisted YouTube link or DropBox file and send by email after registration. The recording will be played during class and they will receive feedback live. Alternatively, performers can choose to play live during the Zoom meeting provided there is a good internet connection.

There are 5 performer slots available in each of the following classes: 


Masterclass with Francisco López on his pieces and arrangements for solo flute 

(for intermediate-advanced players)

Choice of pieces.

ASTURIAS - Albeniz, arranged by F Lopez

Recuerdos de la Alhambra - Francisco Tárrega, arranged by F López

Las Tres Morillas for solo flute - F López

Mångata - Reflejos de la luna en el Jerte - F López

Mononoke-hime - F López

Watch Francisco's video of Mångata below!

Repertoire class with Dr Gabriella Minnes Brandes and Fluting with Friends 

(for beginner-advanced players)

Free choice of repertoire/etude for feedback from 5 faculty members!

The classes on Saturday will be focussed on exercises and fundamentals, so bring your flutes! 



Sign up below by purchasing your pass and any extras.  You can pay securely by Credit/Debit card or PayPal.

  • Fluting with Friends Summer Festival
    Sat, 24 Jul
    24-25 July. The faculty at Fluting with Friends is delighted to be joined by special guests Francisco Lopez, Christina Jennings, and Dr Gabriella Minnes Brandes for 2 days of flute classes.

Alternatively, you can fill in the google form by clicking the button below and we can sign you up and send an invoice to you.


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"It was an irresistible chance to connect with other players and hear other people playing the flute - a rare occurrence right now! As a beginner it was a good way to gain more awareness of all sorts of aspects of flute playing. And there was practical 'take away' whatever your level of playing - for example I'll be trying out the 'painter's approach' to a piece, building up the layers from the basics. I like the inclusive approach and supportive vibe." 

  • 4 faculty members integrating flute technique, Alexander Technique, and Dalcroze Eurythmics:

  • A 90-minute class focusing on one flute topic. 

  • 4 sets of exercises given each class.

  • Q&A session to answer all your questions.

  • Handouts and zoom recordings sent to all participants after the class.​

  • Feedback on submitted recordings (video/audio) during class (Submit a recording to get 10% off)

  • Special guests.  Guests so far:  Lorna McGhee, Dr Gabriella Minnes Brandes, Sharon Sparrow & Katy Wherry.


You can watch the Zoom recordings from our previous classes and download the handouts by purchasing the Google drive links for each class below. 

All classes are 15% off!  

Our class on the Moyse 24 Little Melodic Studies is FREE!