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How would a day in an intensive masterclass be like?

by | Jan 6, 2017 | Flute and Music, Ory's Tips | 0 comments

How would a day in an intensive masterclass be like?


Have you ever participated in an intensive masterclass? I bet you haven’t done that yet.

Allow me then to give you a little glimpse over how would your day look like, what you will learn and how would your experience be like.


FLUTEinWIEN – Intensive. Personal. Effective.


🕙 10:00 – 45 minutes daily sound and technique class

Every day during your intensive masterclass will start with a 45 minutes sound and technique class. In this class you will learn to use simple yet challenging exercises that will help you develop your control over your air pressure, lips flexibility, tone focus and colors, playing big intervals smoothly, attack, dynamics, articulation and more.

In this class you’ll get to work on your basics and learn a new warm-up routine that will allow you to develop all these techniques daily.


🕚 10:45 – 2 HOURS daily repertoire class

We’ll continue with a 2 HOURS daily repertoire class, in which you’ll get to integrate the technical work of your sound and technique class directly into the pieces you are preparing.

Besides of the technical difficulties that each piece might require us to work on, this is the time to discuss as well interpretation and style, such as for example Baroque articulation, freedom and rubato in romantic and French music, orchestral excerpts (if you prepare for a coming audition). Therefore, my recommendation is to always bring with you few pieces in different styles, so we get a chance to cover all these topics.

🍰☕ You deserve a break – with a delicious homemade cake and coffee

Since the total daily classes time is almost 3 HOURS, we’ll have a break that will include a homemade cake I prepare myself (the most favorite so far has been the cheesecake) and a cup of coffee, which I roast myself.

Very often the students would prefer to finish the classes without any break, and the ‘break’ would happen then at the end of the classes.


🕐 13:00 – Free afternoons and evenings – time to discover Vienna

Vienna has endless possibilities for you to discover. There are “only” 100 museums in the city. Whether you are passionate about arts, nature, science, history, architecture, music, craftsmanship, psychology and much more – Vienna has a museum for it. In addition, you can visit palaces, the zoo, an aquarium, parks and gardens, enjoy the Austrian world famous Apfelstrudel (Apple strudel), coffee houses and enjoy local cuisine – and it’s only just a bit of what’s possible to do.

Every evening there is a huge selection of concerts available – in the famous golden hall of the Musikverein (where the New Year’s concert takes place), in the Staatsoper (world’s famous opera house), in the Konzerthaus, Volksoper, Teater an der Wien and many other smaller halls for chamber music and recitals. All the best orchestras, soloists and conductors arrive regularly to Vienna and you’d be able to listen to them live.


 Love to share your experiences with someone? Come with your friend!

The Intensive Masterclasses are offered for 1 or 2 flutists only, in order to be able to work as intensively every day with each flutist.

The ‘Duo Masterclass’ allows you to come together with your flutist friend and participate together. Each one of you will have a daily 30 minutes sound and technique class and 1.5 hours daily repertoire class and you’ll be able to watch the class of your friend.

The break with the homemade cake and coffee is of course happening as well. We’ll finish the day around 14:15 and the rest of the day will be free for you to enjoy Vienna.



  • positive review  If you are looking for a good MASTERclass for yourself or for your students, Ory Schneor and FLUTEinWIEN is the place to be. His approach is tailored to each individual, you have time to observe yourself (breathing, air column/direction/speed; awareness of the muscles, lips etc) and explore new ideas which are extremely pedagogically defined and well explained. Ory Schneor has a good pedagogical approach and extreme sensibility in guiding your progress in playing the flute. His work shows a great deal of dedication in teaching and as in playing/demonstrating at lesson. Finally I found peace with myself (teaching and playing) and I can move on and explore new ideas with more confidence and ease on my musical/flute path. 🎶😁🤓💪

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  • 5 star review  This was my first masterclass in a foreign country, and I honestly did not know how this was going to go. Ory made my stay there welcoming. He made sure that everyone doing the masterclass was comfortable. Ory helped me with my graduate recital repertoire, and gave me really good tips on how to interpret them. Ory explained concepts very well; I was not confused at what he meant. I now have a great headstart at my recital rep because of him. I loved how I could watch my colleague's masterclass and learn from her's. Oh, did I also mention his coffee and his cheesecakes are delicious? I would recommend this masterclass to any Flutist. It is worth the money.

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  • positive review  3 días magníficos de master-class con Ory. Gran flautista y profesor, orienta los ejercicios directos a mejorar tanto la técnica del sonido como de la articulación. Se lo recomiendo a todo el mundo. Gracias Ory!!!

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  • positive review  “My private Master class with Ory was a wonderful experience. I have been dreaming about taking a class with him ever since I first saw his advertisements on the flute forum. Ory was easy going and flexible. He was very friendly, personable and encouraging. He was very clear about what I need to work on and why, and I felt like a lot was accomplished in a short time. Our three hours each day seemed to disappear very fast. Next time I will plan for a few more days! Also, getting around on the underground and bus system in Vienna is very easy.”

    thumb Sylvia Evert
  • positive review  I attended online warm-up routine course. It was very useful for me. I learnt to see how my lips are changing when I am playing notes in different octaves. I hadn't realised it before. And I practised air changing. Ory is patient and nice and he knows a lot. 🙂

    thumb Matik Pepuchová
  • 5 star review  What a great week with Ory. He worked me hard, which is what I wanted. He re-enforced the teachings of my present and past flute teachers, and also contradicted others, which left me needing to decide for myself what was best for me. The beauty of having a week of masterclasses is that there is the continuity and opportunity to have Ory check the work from the previous day. We warmed up, getting air through the flute. Straight away Ory introduced me to ‘the wall’, which helped me find my air speed. We then worked through technique; in my case, air speed, embouchure, tone, tone colour, intervals and more delicate work on dynamics. We finished with repertoire. We worked on the pieces that I am preparing for an exam and we applied the technique that we have had covered in the first half. We also covered some Bach and Mozart for which Ory taught me new technique to make it more musical and appropriate for the period. Ory is very knowledgeable. He is also VERY patient as there was much work to do with me. I took a couple of weeks before I wrote this review to give me a chance to put into practice his teaching. It has taken a couple of weeks to settle, but I am now feeling what produces a better sound. He encouraged me to ‘feel’ the sensation of a good result. Ory is VERY hospitable, offering a beautifully homemade cake and fresh coffee at the end of the session. I shall be returning to Ory in October for further a masterclass as my exam date gets nearer. Thank you Ory.

    thumb Jolanta Katarina Modelska
  • positive review  La clase magistral que tuve con Ory en Aveiro estuvo genial! Mejoró con ejercicios simples mi forma de solplar, relajé mi embocadura teniendo como resutlado un sonido que nunca había tenido; fuerte, sólido y grande! también mi articulación ahora está mucho más fluida y sobre todo sin tanto esfuerzo. El enfoque que tuvo conmigo en 50 minutos fué muy efectivo. Excelente!!

    thumb Marisa Ponce de León
  • positive review  Clear and precise explanations to exercises that push your technique forward. Ory's lessons are a gush of fresh air to the daily practice of the flute. Very inspiring and motivating teacher. I highly recommend him and I am looking forward to more lessons!

    thumb Ana Laura Domínguez
  • positive review  Thanks to Ory for his valuable advice and kindness. The three day warm up was very useful for me and I recommend it to everyone!

    thumb Silvia Mandraffino
  • 5 star review  Was five incredible days with the excellent flutist Ory Schneor. During the course was possible learn about the technical aspects and study two pieces (Partita a minor, Bach, and Nilsen Concerto) importants to the repertoire of flute.If you are thinking about come to Europe, it could be an excellent learning opportunity.

    thumb Maria Luísa Costa

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