The london fiddle school Spring 2013 courses at Cecil Sharp House (Basic Level: 'Fiddle Music of Britain and Ireland', Intermediate Level: 'Fiddle Music of Scotland') continue until 27 March.
london fiddle school Practical Fiddle Classes in Traditional Fiddle
Two 13-week courses for Summer 2013 Cecil Sharp House
2 Regent’s Park Road
London NW1 7AY
1. Fiddle Music of Britain and Ireland Basic Level Wednesday evenings, 6.30-7.30pm 17 April - 17 July
(half-term break 5 June)
Improve your fiddle playing in a friendly group. We learn easy traditional jigs, reels, polkas, hornpipes etc from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales - and play them by heart! 'Basic level' means you can hold the fiddle and bow, probably play some simple pieces in first position, maybe know a few scales and arpeggios. Previous 'folk' experience is not required, but complete newcomers to violin will be out of their depth. Pete teaches a new tune each week by ear, focusing on good rhythm, bowing and intonation. Written music is emailed to participants.
Just turn up on the first night to enrol or, to reserve a place in advance, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call him on 020 8340 7760. If you're new to Pete's classes, come for a free session to see what it's like - bring your instrument. If you decide to join, sign up and pay for the course the next week.
Cost: £85.00 (concessions £60.00)
2. Fiddles in Performance Intermediate Level
Wednesday evenings, 7.45-9.30pm 17 April - 17 July
(half-term break 5 June)
A friendly class for intermediate, new-to-folk and advanced level players in which we'll work towards group performances at Islington Folk Club on 6 June and the British Library on 13 July. We'll learn a new tune each week by ear (from various folk traditions including English) along with chords, harmony and rhythm parts. Written music is emailed to participants. Just turn up on the first night to enrol or, to reserve a place in advance, email email@example.com or call him on 020 8340 7760.
If you're new to Pete's classes, come for a free session to see what it's like - bring your instrument. If you decide to join, sign up and pay for the course the next week.
Cost: £125.00 (concessions £85.00)
Pete's teaching, 'seems to somehow highspeed and hardwire the music into the brain' (Sheila Hill, The Guardian).
Pete teaches fiddle (and mandolin) on weekdays and weekday evenings at 3 Astra House, 53 Mount Pleasant Villas, Stroud Green, London N4 4HB. Total beginners and near beginners welcome, as are basic level, intermediate, new-to-folk and advanced players, including children (generally aged nine or above).
Cost: £48.00 per one-hour lesson, £24.00 per half-hour.
You may wish to bring along a recording device; Pete also has written music available. Inquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call him: landline 020 8340 7760 or mobile 07960 329527
Getting to Astra House You can bring your bicycle into the hallway. There's free street parking for cars, except noon to 2.00pm when you can park round the back. Public Transport: Take the Wells Terrace exit from Finsbury Park overground/ London Underground (Victoria & Piccadilly lines) station. It's a brisk fifteen minute walk to Astra House, or take the W3 or W7 bus. Get off the W3 at Ossian Road stop, walk down Ossian Road to the T-junction at the end and turn right up the hill... Or get off the W7 before the top of Crouch Hill, turn right along Mountview Road, then first right down Mount Pleasant Villas. From Crouch Hill overground rail station walk up Crouch Hill, turn right on Blythwood Road and left up Mount Pleasant Villas.
Lost? Pete doesn't pick the phone while teaching, but try calling him anyway on 020 8340 7760, or text 07960 329527.
Monday 3 June - Thursday 6 June Folk Fiddling by Ear Benslow Music
Saturday 22 June Pete Cooper & Richard Bolton
Okehampton Fiddle Day Wren Music
Sunday 28 July - Saturday 3 August
Pete will be teaching at Harald Haugaard's International Summer School North Frisia, Germany
Other tutors include: Harald Haugaard, Kevin Henderson, Helene Blum, Antti Järvelä website
Saturday 10 August - Friday 16 August Pete Cooper & Richard Bolton
'English Roots: Fiddle & Cello Tunes, 1651 - 2012' Dartington International Summer School website
11.00am-5.00pm, 29 September 2013 Traditional Music Making
Dursley Town Hall Dursley
Information: 01453 519243
07766 447804 website