Teaching Courses 2018

Rachel Brown teaching

Rachel is professor of historical flutes at the Royal College of Music in London. Her thriving class attracts traverso players and keen modern flautists alike, and she also gives classes ornamentation and cadenzas, open to all students.

She has pioneered a new chamber music course at Pro Corda for modern and period instrumentalists to immerse themselves in the rich 18th century repertoire.  Rachel has given masterclasses in the USA, Canada, Spain, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, France, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, Sweden, Finland, Poland, Croatia, Brazil and New Zealand.

A dedicated teacher, Rachel began giving lessons at the age of sixteen when she was asked to help out with the younger players at her school and within a year of leaving the Royal Northern College of Music she was appointed as baroque flute teacher. After many years at the RNCM she went on to teach at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, the Birmingham Conservatoire and as lecturer in classical studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Always enjoying working with children, Rachel has taught recorder at Wells Cathedral School and, until recently, at City of London School.

For ten years she ran her own music group, Hummingbirds, for pre-school children.

She teaches in her studio at home, gives occasional lessons on Skype or Facetime to students abroad and from time to time organizes classes in London.

August 24-28

Leiston Abbey, Suffolk

5-day residential chamber music course


For modern and historical instrumentalists

Woodwind, strings and keyboard



Rachel Brown (flute & recorder)

Adrian Butterfield (violin)

Sarah McMahon (cello)

Nicholas Parle (harpsichord)

Leo Duarte (oboe)




Three summer courses this year!


23-30 July Boxwood

Lunenburg, Nova cotia, Canada


21-23 August

London Baroque Flute Days


28 August - 1 September

Pro Corda Baroque




7-16 January

Oficina de Música Curitiba, Brazil


22-24 August

London Baroque Flute Days


11-15 September

Pro Corda Conservatoire Baroque


8-17 January

Oficina de Música Curitiba, Brazil


23 February - 1 March

Internationaler Händel-Akademie Karlsruhe,




14 - 23 August

Aestas Musica Varazdin, Croatia


23 August

British Flute Society Convention Warwick, London


12 - 14 September

Curso Internacional de Flauta y Música Barroca

Mendoza, Argentina.


Two Summer schools in 2018:


Tafelmusik Baroque Summer,

Institute, Toronto, Canada June 10 - 23


Pro Corda Baroque

August 24 - 28


All Uppernote recordings now available as digital downlods


New: Quantz 2 Flute Sonatas



YouTube film: Quantz: The Man & his Music


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with Laurence Cummings, harpsichord, the London Handel Players and singers Elizabeth Cragg, Charles Daniels and Peter Harvey.

"So beautiful...If you want a flautist's guide to Bach, I don't think it comes much better than this".

Record Review, BBC Radio 3, 2nd April, 2016

"the range of tone colours conjured up by a mere wind instrument…was amazing…In fact, the Sarabande alone was so bewitchingly improvisatory that, the first time I heard it, I had to listen to it three times. Such effortlessly organic ornamentation, the sense at times mournful, at times utterly spiritual, and all from a single flute!"

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