Teaching
 

An innovative and enthusiastic teacher, Abbie has been a guest artist on numerous flute events and courses, working with thousands of flute players. Her creative (and unorthodox!) teaching style has earned her an international reputation, with several of her workshops being scheduled in flute festivals and courses across the UK, Germany, Portugal, Hong Kong, Kenya, Switzerland, Iceland, Holland, Gran Canaria, America and Australia. She has led masterclasses, flute choirs and workshops for flute players of all ages and standards, as well as working as an ensemble coach and competition adjudicator.

She has been a course tutor for Flute School London for seven years, working with adults and children, and is a keen supporter of flute charity Flutewise - working for the organisation since 2005, assisting Liz Goodwin (Founder) on residential courses and events in the UK, Slovenia and Croatia. She is Anna Pope's teaching deputy at Trinity Laban, Purcell School and Junior Royal Academy of Music, and deputises regularly at Junior Guildhall. 

Abbie is also now running flute events with her husband Gareth McLearnon. In 2016 they organised the sell-out 'Really Christmassy Flute Day' in London's Covent Garden - the next one is December 17th 2017.

 

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Courses and flute events
 

2018
 

14/01 - Canterbury Flute Day with Flutewise (Tutor)

04/03 - Tonbridge Flute Day with Flutewise (Tutor)

03 - 06/04 - Flutewise Course, Woldingham School (Tutor)

20 - 22/04 - Adams International Flute Festival, Netherlands (Guest Artist - Workshop)

06 - 08/04 - Spanish Flute Convention, Valencia (Guest Artist - Classes/Concert)

16 - 18/11 - Polish Flute Festival, Katowice (Guest Artist - Classes/Concert)

2019 - Australian Flute Festival (Guest Artist - Director of the Junior Day - details tbc)


2017


Twinkling Flutes, Suzuki Flute Day, Workshop Leader - February 4th

Adams Gran Canaria Flute Festival, Las Palmas, Artist/Workshops - February 25th - March 1st

Flutewise Easter Course, Woldingham School, Tutor - April 10-13th

Adams International Flute Festival, Netherlands, Recital/Workshops - April 21-23rd

Aflaup Flute Festival, Portugal, Concerts/Masterclasses/Junior Flute Choir - June 21-23rd

Hong Kong Flute Centre, Hong Kong, Lessons - June 27/28

Australian Flute Festival, Brisbane, Recital & Director of Junior Day - July 1st

Flutewise Live!, London Oratory School, Concert & Writer/Presenter: 'The Wrong Exam' - July 16th

Wind Chamber Music Weekends, High Leigh Conference Centre, Visiting Tutor - August 13th

Interlochen Centre for the Arts Flute Camp, Michigan, Classes/Workshops - August 21-26th

Flute Fest!, Reykyjavik, Iceland, Workshop/Concert - August 29th

Dorking Flutes, Workshops - October 23rd

Flute School London, Autumn Course, Tutor - October 27-29th

Flute Weekend, Stravanger, Norway - Classes/Concert - November 5-6th

The Really Christmassy Flute Day!! London (venue tbc) - Dec 17th
 

2016
 

Junior Academy Woodwind Competition, Royal Academy of Music , Adjudicator - January 30th

Flute School London,  'Find your Flute Mojo!' Adult Flute Day, Tutor - March 20th

Flutewise Easter Course, Abbotsholme School, Tutor - March 30th - April 2nd

Adams International Flute Festival, Netherlands, 'Wrong Concert' - April 16-17th

Trinity Laban Conservatoire, Workshop: 'Teaching Beginners' - June 22nd

Flutewise Summer Course, Woldingham School, Tutor - July 24-27th

Bedfordshire Woodwind Academy, The Wickedly Phantastic King-Size Flute Day, Guest Artist - September 10th

Aflaup Flute Festival, Portugal, Masterclasses and Concerts - September 12-15th

Flute School London, Hertfordshire Junior Flute Day, Tutor - September 25th

La Côte Flûte Festival, Switzerland, Workshops and 'Wrong Concert' - October 6-9th

Dorking Flutes, 'The Flute Deconstructed', Workshop - October 28th

Flute School London Autumn Course, Tutor - October 29-30th

'The A Team' Flute Day, Winchester Cathedral Education Centre, Guest Artist - Nov 19th

Concordia Fife Project 'Round the World in 80 Fifes' x 14 school workshops, Project Leader - Oct/Nov

Wilton's Music Hall'Round the World in 80 Fifes' Production (x 2 performances), Writer and Director - Nov 14

The Really Christmassy Flute Day!! Covent Garden Flutes, London - Dec 19th
 

PAST
 

Flutewise Residential Courses (2006 - 2015)

Flute School London Courses (2010 - 2015)

Fifes and Fairytales, Toynbee Studios (2015)

Cumbria Flute Day (2015)

The Really Wicked Flute Day, Winchester (2015)

Dorking Flutes Workshop (2015)

Australian Flute Festival, Canberra, Director of Junior Day (2015)

Hong Kong Flute Centre, Workshop/Lessons (2015)

Reykyavik Music School, Flute Class (2015)

Cologne Flute Day (2013)

Flutewise/LSO London:Calling (2013)

Wiltshire Flute Day (2013)

Flute Fiesta, Nottingham (2012)

Flute Day, High Wycombe Music Centre (2012)

Flutewise: Main Event!, Cadogan Hall (2012)

Flute Day, Milton Keynes Music Service (2009 and 2012)

Nairobi Music Conservatoire, Masterclasses (2011)

Flutewise Live!, Barbican/Guilhall (2009)