Wednesday 3rd to Monday 8th May 2023

Between 3rd and 8th May 2023, Flute School London is returning to Monplaisir, a beautiful country house set in acres of lovely gardens in this most peaceful part of south-west France.

Chamber musician and flute tutor Janna Hüneke and trained chef and amateur flautist Marion Gough are looking forward to welcoming back old friends and newcomers on the residential course. The course is friendly and informal and is suitable for adults from grade 6 or equivalent playing standard. Sessions are individually geared towards course participants.

As well as gourmet food (and optional wine), and a chance to discover this beautiful region of France, the course offers a mix of whole group rehearsals, technique workshops, the opportunity to play duets/trios etc, and individual master classes. You can also sign up for an individual one-to-one lesson and a chance to play with a piano accompanist. We will enjoy the music we’ve been working on with a supportive informal performance to each other at the end of the course. And a TV and comfy sofas are available for anyone wishing to watch the coronation on 6th May!

There are regular flights with budget airlines and with British Airways to and from Toulouse from Gatwick, Heathrow and Stansted, so please feel free to make your own travel arrangements. Transfers to and from the airport are included for the following flights:
Weds 3rd May, Ryanair, London Stansted to Brive 12.00 pm;
Monday 8th May, Easyjet, Toulouse to Gatwick, 15.40 pm.
If you get an alternative flight, transfer from our nearest train station Villefranche-de-Rouergue is also included.

If you’d like to travel all the way by train, there are direct connections from Paris to Cahors, from where we can pick you up. An additional night’s accommodation is available if it’s more convenient to arrive the evening before the course begins. Contact Marion if you’d like to discuss travel options.

We are striving to minimise the negative environmental impact of travelling to Monplaisir. The course fee therefore includes a realistic contribution towards offsetting your carbon footprint through a tree-planting scheme.

There will be the opportunity to visit a local market and some of the beautiful medieval villages in the area, and there are plenty of options for walking or cycling in the spectacular valley of the River Lot, as well as stunning spots for wild swimming.

Alternatively, just put your feet up and relax by our heated pool!

Cost per participant
Shared room (with en-suite bathroom) £740
Single room (with shared bathroom) £825
Single room (with en-suite bathroom) £880

The course fee includes:
– pick-up and transfer to and from the airport or from nearby train stations
– 5 nights accommodation
– breakfast, lunch and four course dinners, with local wines and beer optional extras
– participation in flute sessions, small group work and an individual lesson
– local activities and excursions

“Meals were occasions, and shared with such love and generosity. The beautiful music shared by the group was a treat.”
“What an amazing rich and challenging time it was in France. My music memory tank is full!! It really was a very special time.” 

Marion is happy to cater for any special dietary requirements – just let her know when you book.

For more information or to book, email
or contact Janna on 07973 107126

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9 months ago

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1 years ago

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We’re delighted to confirm the dates for our next course at Monplaisir, 24th to 29th April 2022. Six days of flute playing with delicious food in south-west France! More details here: www.monplaisirholidays.com/flute-school-london-at-monplaisir/Limited places available, so get in touch soon! See MoreSee Less
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2 years ago

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We’ve had to unfortunately cancel this course after all. We are gutted. But of course hope to be able to put it on at some other point – watch this space!!😢 See MoreSee Less
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2 years ago

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we are cautiously optimistic that the course can go ahead this year on the dates 20 – 24th June!😁 check out the beautiful new website at www.monplaisirholidays.com/flute-school-london-at-monplaisir/There will be Covid-related restrictions, as France is at present on the Amber list of countries for visiting, this means a bit more testing and some quarantining; however we are hoping these restrictions may be lifted nearer the time.Please contact us to find out more details. See MoreSee Less
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