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Workshops

London Fiddle School
Two 12-week courses for Spring 2017
Cecil Sharp House
2 Regent's Park Road
London NW1 7AY


1. British & Irish Fiddle Tunes
Basic-plus Level (Grade 2 or equivalent)
Wednesday evenings, 6.30-7.45pm
26 April – 12 July (No class on 31 May)

Learn traditional jigs, reels, polkas, hornpipes etc. from England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and elsewhere - and play them by heart! Pete teaches a new tune each week by ear, focusing on rhythm, bowing and intonation. The course is for less experienced players, but NOT for complete beginners. (Pete teaches beginners one on one.) You should already be able to play a few simple tunes, be fluent in the scales and arpeggios of A, D and G and maybe know the letter names of the notes in first position. Written music is emailed, but not used in class. Just turn up on the first night to enrol or, to reserve a place in advance, email pete@petecooper.com or
call 020 8340 7760.
If you're new to Pete's classes, enjoy a free session to see what it's like - bring your instrument. If you decide to join, sign up and pay the next week.

Cost: £102.00 (concessions £72.00)
(by cheque, BACS transfer or in cash)

 

2. Fiddles in Performance
Intermediate/ Adv. Level
Wednesday evenings, 8.00-9.30pm
26 April – 12 July (No class on 31 May)

A friendly class for intermediate, new-to-folk and advanced level players. We'll learn new tunes (from various traditions) each week by ear, as well as revisiting favourites from recent classes - American Old Time and English. We'll work to develop a practical understanding of chords, harmonies and rhythm parts, and prepare small-group and full-group performances, including one at Islington Folk Club on Thursday 15 June. Written music is emailed, but we aim to play by heart. Just turn up on the first night to enrol or, to reserve a place in advance, email pete@petecooper.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 the next week.

Cost: £122.00 (concessions £87.00)
(by cheque, BACS transfer or in cash)

 

19-21 May
Pete Cooper
Folk Fiddling by Ear
Benslow Music
Hitchin,
Herts
website

Sun 30 July - Sat 5 August
Pete Cooper will be teaching/ performing at
Harald Haugaard's International Summer School
Breklum,
North Frisia,
Germany
website

29-25 August 
Whitby Folk Week
Rattle on the Stovepipe

Pete will give an Old Time fiddle workshop
Details tba
website

Wed 13 September - Wed 13 December(no class 25 October)
London Fiddle School's 13-week Autumn Courses

at Cecil Sharp House:
Course details to be announced

Fri 29 September - Sun 1 October
Fiddle Music of Ireland, Scotland & Wales
Benslow Music
Hitchin,
Hertfordshire
website

Sun 26 November
Pete Cooper
Mixed Instruments Workshop

(10.00am - 5.00pm)
Tulse Hill,
South London
Cost £40.00
For more details or to book a place, contact 
Hilary Waterfield 07891 561 683
hilarywaterfield(at)gmail.com


Individual Lessons
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: £50.00 per one-hour lesson, £37.50 per 45-minute lesson, £25.00 per half-hour. You may wish to bring along a recording device, e.g., your phone; Pete also has written music available. Inquiries, please email pete@petecooper.com 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: Walk left out of Finsbury Park overground/ London Underground (Victoria & Piccadilly lines) station, then left again under the railway bridge, and you’ll see the W3 and W7 bus stands on your left. It’s a twenty minute walk to Astra House, or take the W3 or W7. 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. 
Lost? Pete doesn't pick the phone while teaching, but try calling him anyway on 020 8340 7760, or text 07960 329527.

 

 


Pete Cooper with a young student, Billy Hill



Billy Hill with Dave Arthur and Pete Cooper


 

 

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