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 email@example.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 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 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
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
Sunday 6 March ffonic Band Workshop Newtown,
Details TBA Esta Beilby
01686 626082 07815 627372
Friday 3 - Sunday 5 June Folk Fiddling by Ear Benslow Music
Sunday 31 July - Saturday 6 August Pete Cooper will be teaching/ performing at Harald Haugaard’s International Summer School Breklum,
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 email@example.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.