or ring 01275 847909 or 07515 904 707
for all ages and abilities
Completely New to the Violin?
That is fantastic!! There are
few things better than seeing someone's delight in playing their first tune on
the fiddle. Complete beginners are very welcome for a one hour
introductory lesson using a loan violin. A one hour lesson is £40.
|"I never realised how much fun making music could
be! I had never played an instrument in my life but Jill's enthusiasm and
patience has made every lesson an inspiration. Now, two years on, I am
regularly playing with others and have made many new friends along the way. I
thoroughly recommend it!" Viv - Personnel Consultant
"I found Jill to be a experienced and
teacher who has a real passion for making music. She wants her students to enjoy playing as much as she does herself. I played the violin
I was very young but had forgotten everything and never expected to be
playing a tune by the end of my first lesson; which is exactly what
happened! Playing "fiddle" is very different from playing classical
violin, I found it to be a lot of fun, an uplifting experience."
Abby - Social Worker -
Introduction to Fiddle
for people who can already play the violin!
These lessons will be
of particular interest to people who used to play the violin - perhaps as a child
at school - or to players currently playing classical music.
|"I've been learning
classical violin since school, going through the standard route of taking
Grades and playing in orchestras - so I could already play quite well
before starting lessons with Jill. However I'd got about as far as I was
going to get with this and, to be honest, was getting a bit bored of it
all. I'd always been envious of people who could "just play", picking
things up by ear and playing without music. So when I saw one of Jill's
adverts I decided to investigate. Two years on and I'm glad that I did -
it's given my playing a new lease of life........
If you can already play
the violin, come along for ideas on how to play the "music" as opposed to
"the dots". Manuscript can only annotate within a rigid system of
communication - the music is played only when you have a good understanding of
the genre - dance music ...... the most significant element is a steady
beat with particular phrasing and emphasis to make it great for dancing.
discovered that I'd been playing the violin for years without really
understanding how the instrument works - and now for the first time I feel
that I'm actually starting to make music rather than just follow the
notes. Jill is a great teacher, with the knack of knowing exactly where
you are up to and thinking of the next step to encourage you on."
Tim - IT Consultant -
|You will also learn various finger
and bowing techniques whilst learning a variety of tunes traditionally by ear. You may need a
couple of lessons to get you started but then you should join one of the fiddle
groups as soon as possible.
"Fast approaching my 40th birthday, I decided to learn to play the fiddle
and get married - not necessarily in that order! I had played piano as a
child, and the theoretical basis had left me unable to play by ear or join
in with others. Learning with Jill is great, as you're with like-minded
people who just enjoy the music (including people who'd hitherto considered
themselves 'unmusical'!). Playing with beginners like myself at the weekly
groups meant I was able to build confidence; playing with others without
getting too precious about it. We all make mistakes sometimes and we've all
been beginners at some time. Even the more advanced students are full of
enthusiasm and know they're never too good to learn something new.
If you've been put off music before, this would be a great way to get into
it, it's loads of fun.
( Maggie -
Charity Finance Worker -