classes and sessions are currently simultaneously online via zoom and also
in person at BS20 7RH
Online via zoom - use
links in left hand column for detailed timetable)
Evening Irish Tunes Class moderate pace 7.00pm-8.00pm - suitable for all
Evening Irish Session 8.00pm-9.15/9.30pm Irish
Evening Beginners Class 5.30pm-6.30pm - Beginners basics and technique
class for fiddle players
Evening Steady learning pace Class 6.30pm-7.30pm - improvers class - all
instruments - mixed
English, Irish, Scottish
Evening Slow and Steady Session 8.00pm-9.00pm - all instruments - mixed
English, Irish, Scottish
and via zoom at the same time.
Learn tunes and improve
your technique - any instrument not just the fiddle (violin)!! -
£10 per week - only pay or weeks you attend. Pay
£60 in advance for access to the A-Z of tunes and you will have paid for 6 classes.
Class sizes vary between 3 and 12.
Learn tunes in the traditional manner by ear,
phrase by phrase. This is by far the best way for a tune to stick
in your head and you will start to appreciate your instrument and music
in a better way.
In person and via zoom at
the same time.
Play English, Irish and Scottish
Traditional dance tunes with recordings of our experienced Ceili Band -
The Perfect Cure. Ideal also for accompanists and percussion
players to experiment without holding back.
Each attendee in turn chooses the tunes to play. These sessions are a great way to pick up new tunes by ear
and discover new
tunes you would like to learn. They encourage the discipline of playing at a
consistent speed and rhythm.
Practice along with
recordings and score for music readers using the A-Z of tunes:
A library of hundreds of tunes with solo fiddle recordings at slow learning pace, recordings to
play along with the band plus music score, fiddle tab, mandolin tab and
whistle fingering - the subscription is £60 for 12 months. The A-Z allows you to work
on your own - no need to attend a group, whilst providing essential
recordings for those learning in the classes.
New Enquiries -
Email or ring Jill - or just turn up to a zoom class for a free trial.
classes and sessions are suitable for melody instrument and
accompanists. Percussion instruments are welcome too via zoom.
zoom you will
be muted so you will only hear yourself and the solo fiddle or a recording
of the band - so an opportunity to be free and more confident with your
playing and inventive with harmony and variations. You will not be
heard by other participants and they won't hear you playing - unmute to
ask a question! You will quickly get to know the others in the group
- there is always laughter!
|Music is something
you hear, feel, interpret and reproduce yourself on your instrument in
your own unique way. Music is not something you have to read in order to
play a tune and it can even hinder the learning process.... and whether
you prefer to read the "dots" or wish to learn by ear, you
can develop both these valuable skills by coming along to the music
classes and sessions.