About The Course

Adult amateur flute players, this vacation is designed for your enjoyment and participation. Come together with other flute lovers for a week of chamber music and instruction in a nurturing, supportive and noncompetitive atmosphere. Spend a week in a charming Asheville bed and breakfast, minutes from the historic Biltmore Village and Estate, and the eclectic downtown with its art galleries, bookstores and coffee shops.

Your hosts and instructors will be flutists Lea Kibler and Debby Heller. We will coach you in flute trio and quartet literature and provide private lessons. Also offered will be evening flute choir sessions, special flute topics class, and an Open Mic performance session.

The week will begin with a get-acquainted wine and cheese party and conclude with an ensemble recital of all participants and a farewell dinner. In between there will be ample time for both structured and informal "I can't get enough" playing, and exploring this beautiful mountain region.

This course is designed for the nonprofessional flutist who wants to play with others. Unlike flute master classes, every participant, regardless of his or her level, is a performer. We hope that our Asheville location and comfortable B&B accommodations will make this week a great mountain vacation as well as a valuable musical experience.


Bring your favorite traveling companions. Asheville, North Carolina consistently makes American Top Ten Travel Lists, including Good Morning America's "Most Beautiful Places in America"," Vibrant Food Cities", "Top Value Destinations", and "Best of the South Travel Awards". There is plenty for you both to enjoy in exciting Asheville!


Monday: Arrival and get-acquainted party
Tuesday - Saturday mornings: Group warm-up, rehearsals and coaching
Afternoons: Lesson days alternating with special topics
Saturday: Recital and farewell dinner
Sunday morning: Checkout by 11 a.m.