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london fiddle school
Practical Fiddle Classes in Traditional Fiddle with Pete Cooper
Cecil Sharp House
2 Regent’s Park Road
London NW1 7AY

Two 11-week courses for Spring 2016:

1.Fiddle Tunes from Far & Wide
Basic-plus Level 
(Grade 2 or equivalent)

Wednesday evenings, 6.30-7.45pm
6 January - 23 March (No class on 17 February)

Learn traditional fiddle tunes from Europe, Scandinavia and North America and play them by heart in a welcoming group. Pete, internationally famous but quite friendly, teaches a new tune by ear each week, helping less experienced players develop great rhythm, bowing and intonation. The course is NOT for complete beginners - who can take individual lessons with Pete (details on his website). You should already be able to play a few simple tunes, and the scales and arpeggios of D, G and A in first position and know the letter names (or finger numbers) of the notes. 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: £100.00 (concessions £70.00)
(by cheque, BACS transfer or in cash)

 

2. Fiddle Music of the British Isles
Intermediate/ Higher Level
Wednesday evenings, 8.00-9.30pm
6 January - 23 March (No class on 17 February)

A friendly class for intermediate, new-to-folk and advanced level players. We’ll explore catchy jigs, reels, strathspeys, polkas, waltzes, hornpipes and airs, new and old, from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, including musical migrants.

Written music is emailed, but in class we 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: £120.00 (concessions £85.00)
(by cheque, BACS transfer or in cash)


Sunday 17 January 2016
10.00-4.00pm 
E. London Fiddle Workshop

Details tbc
Gill Newman 
gillie09ann(at)live.co.uk


Sunday 14 February
(24th annual) London Fiddle Convention
Cecil Sharp House
2 Regent’s Park Road
London NW1 7AY

Workshops from 12.45 with Pete Cooper, Chris Haigh, Gundula Gruen etc

Tutors’ Concert 3.15pm
Evening concert 7.30pm
website


Saturday 5 March
Irish Fiddle Day
Craven Arms
Shropshire

Kitty Greenwood 01584 841564 
folkfiddleteacher(at)gmail.com


Sunday 6 March
ffonic Band Workshop
Newtown,
Powys

Details TBA
Esta Beilby
01686 626082

07815 627372


Friday 3 - Sunday 5 June
Folk Fiddling by Ear
Benslow Music
Hitchin,
Hertfordshire
website



Sunday 31 July - Saturday 6 August
Pete Cooper will be teaching/ performing at
Harald Haugaard’s International Summer School
Breklum,
North Frisia,
Germany
website

 


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; 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: 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.

 

 


Pete Cooper with a young student, Billy Hill



Billy Hill with Dave Arthur and Pete Cooper


 

 

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