23 Feb 2016, 10:49am


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* Borrello Jazz Flute

Summer Jazz Flute Course 2019

Useful info:

Dates of course: 8,9,10,11 August. 2019.
This year the administrative part of the course will be handled by myself in collaboration with a local association. The council will be less directly involved.
The only change this will bring will be that there may be a small administration charge to book your place. This is something we have been contemplating for some time since we have always taken people at their word that they were coming and last minute cancellations have sometimes proved inconvenient.
The charge may be in the form of a deposit to be taken off your hotel/restaurant bill at the end of the course. We are still working this.
The course itself remains free of charge as it has been these past ten years.

If you are not coming by car you will need to get to Pescara by late afternoon on the Wednesday afternoon (August 7th) before the course starts; so by max 18.00, From there I will organise us into cars or a minibus (we will share the cost but it should be no more than maybe 15 euros each) to go up to Borrello. The drive is about an hour. Arriving later than 19.00 in Pescara might be a problem for coordination, as well as putting your evening meal in Borrello at risk.
Please keep me informed of your travel arrangements and , if possible, let me know before you book your ticket, about which flight you are thinking of arriving on. This will greatly help me organise the transport from Pescara to Borrello
Sometimes it is convenient to get to Pescara the day before (Tuesday) and have a day at the seaside before going on to the course.
There is no effective public transport link between Borrello and the rest of the World.
Pescara has an airport, a railway station, and regular direct coach links with both Rome airports.
For accommodation in Borrello we do an inclusive price negotiated with the only restaurant in town and hotels/bed-and-breakfasts. This should not be more than €60 a day, for the room and all meals.
There is no charge for the actual course.
The hostel, “Rifugio dei Sanniti” will be the main accommodation place but other solutions will also be available.
The course will finish Sunday evening about 19.00. Most people stay that evening in Borrello and depart Monday morning, but some will choose to depart immediately.
During the course I will do a mix of masterclass and workshop so there will be individual attention and group tuition.
Level will be mixed and participants will be from different backgrounds.
I teach in two languages: English and Italian.
During the course there will also be concerts which as yet have to be confirmed. I will certainly be doing a jazz performance in some context.
There may also be other events in Borrello and neighbouring towns. Further details will be announced as plans proceed.

We will also organise a visit to the local wildlife area, which has Italy’s highest natural waterfall.

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