Join us for the 2018 Portland Flute Spa & Flute Choir Retreat:   June 29 – July 1
Space Limited, Register Today!

2017 Portland Flute Spa Retreat

Spend a summer weekend in beautiful Portland, Oregon at the Flute Spa and Flute Choir Retreat
with Patricia George and Phyllis Avidan Louke.This Participatory Flute Spa and Flute Choir Retreat is for Flutists, Age 18 – Adult
(especially for teachers, flute choir directors and members).Registration form: 2018 PDX Flute Retreat APPLICATION

($275 for registrations received after May 1st)


Additional discount available for previous attendees or those registering 3 or more. 

2014 Portland Flute Retreat

2014 Portland Flute Retreat

What to Bring:
  • Flute(s), music stand, note-taking materials
  • THE FLUTE SCALE BOOK:  A Path to Artistry (Presser)
  • ADVANCED FLUTE STUDIES:  The Art of Chunking (Presser)
  • Participants are encouraged to bring big flutes for the reading sessions.

Patricia George at 2013 Portland Flute Retreat

Patricia George at 2013 Portland Flute Retreat


Flute Spa:

By definition, a visit to a spa is meant to invigorate you, to make you stop and take time to think, to relax, to re-assess why you do what you do. In this case, a Flute Spa is designed to give you some new perspectives on how to approach your flute playing—everything from scales to body position to practice technique. Even though this spa won’t feature massages, manicures or hot tubs, we know that you will come away with a new focus for your performing and practicing skills. Patricia George has presented Flute Spas to rave reviews at flute clubs throughout the United States and at the NFA Convention.

Flute Choir:

We will show you ways to incorporate the Flute Spa experience into the Flute Choir setting to improve everything from group warm-ups and getting a singing, ringing sound to group phrasing, ease in technical work, and playing as a cohesive ensemble. Flute Choir Reading Sessions conducted by Phyllis Avidan Louke will focus on the latest and greatest flute choir repertoire as well as some old favorites.  Phyllis has conducted Flute Choirs across the United States and at the NFA Convention.

2012 Portland Flute Retreat

2012 Portland Flute Retreat

Daily Schedule:

Friday, Saturday, Sunday
9:00am-noon       Flute Spa
2:00-5:00pm        Flute Choir Reading Session, with a short performance on Sunday afternoon.

Friday, Saturday
7:00pm-9:00pm    Special Topics/FluteChoir

Special Topics:
  • Programming
  • Part assignments
  • Rehearsal Techniques
  • The care and feeding of big flutes
  • Improving intonation
  • Improving ensemble playing

Past participants are saying:

“Sincere thanks to both of you for an intense, well-planned and rewarding weekend in Portland. It has been many years since my practice routine “tree” has had a good shake so I’m totally rethinking my daily workout. I know that all of the ideas you shared come from excellent training and vast experience as teachers; it is a joy to try these on. Phyllis, I have such respect for your skill at honing great ideas and putting them on paper. Pat, your connection to the great teachers/players of the 20th century is invaluable. You two are an amazing team. ”
- Betsy Bobenhouse, Lincoln, NE, 2017
“It was incredible – I LOVED LOVED LOVED it!!!!”  Thank you so much!!!!”
- Judy Quinn, Campbell, California, 2013
“The information was engaging and accessible so that we could retain our focus the whole time.”

- Sharley LaMora, Beaverton, Oregon, 2013
“I enjoyed the Flute Spa very much, and it was an eye-opener for me as to many of the newer teaching methods.”

- Paul Orsay, Tigard, Oregon, 2013
2013 Portland Flute Spa & Flute Choir Retreat

2013 Portland Flute Spa & Flute Choir Retreat

“I believe the focus on day 1 on sitting correctly and holding the flute was really helpful. After the 3 days, I was not sore and had no back or hand problems – I was really surprised.”
- Deborah Johnson, Lake Oswego, Oregon, 2013
“Thank you so much for the wonderful, flute-y weekend! It was worth my time, money, and effort. I learned a lot and enjoyed meeting so many great people.”

- Jennifer Rozario, Sunnyvale, California, 2013

Location of Portland Flute Spa:
Phoenix Inn, 14905 SW Bangy Road, Lake Oswego, OR, near the interchange of I-5 and Hwy 217.
The Phoenix Inn is located within walking distance of many restaurants and just minutes from tax-free shopping at Washington Square Mall.

Hotel reservations503-624-7400 (ask for the special pricing for the Flute Spa).
Room rates start at $159/night (for King), $169/night (for Double Queen) and include complimentary continental breakfast buffet, and free internet service.  A limited number of rooms are available at this rate.  Must book by May 29th.  If you wish to extend your stay either before or after the Retreat, these rates are available from 6/22 – 7/3, possibly additional days upon request and availability.


For questions or more information, contact Phyllis Louke,, or Patricia George,

Fabulous Flute Music Company is not liable for you or your possessions.  Keep your flute(s) with you at all times.