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Workshops

London Fiddle School
Two 11-week courses for January 2018
Cecil Sharp House
in Storrow Hall
downstairs next to the café
2 Regent's Park Road
London NW1 7AY


1. British & Irish Fiddle Tunes
Basic-plus Level (Grade 1 or upwards)
Wednesday evenings, 6.30-7.45pm
10 January – 28 March (No class 14 February)

Jigs, reels, polkas, hornpipes etc. from Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales and elsewhere - learn to play them by heart! Pete teaches a new tune each week by ear, focusing on rhythm, bowing and intonation.

The course is NOT for total beginners, but for less experienced violin players. Ideally, you should already be able to play some simple tunes, 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. American Old Time Fiddle
Intermediate/ Adv. Level
Wednesday evenings, 8.00-9.30pm
10 January – 28 March (No class 14 February)

A friendly class for intermediate, new-to-folk and advanced level players, exploring the traditional mountain music of the American South - 'Old Time' rather than 'Bluegrass', but it's similar territory. Pete teaches by ear, and in the class we play by heart. Written music is emailed to participants. 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 for the course the next week. 

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

 

Sunday 25 February 2018
London Fiddle Convention
26th annual London Fiddle Convention
at Cecil Sharp House
2 Regent's Park Road
London NW1 7AY
Iain Fraser, Jock Tyldesley, Dr. Chen Dacan, Gundula Gruen, Pete Cooper & Chris Haigh.
Workshops from 12.45pm, Tutors' Concert 3.15, Open Session 5.30, Fiddle Contest 6.00.
Concert 7.30pm - Day Pass (all events) £33.00/ £28.00
Concert only £17.00/ £14.00
full details

Friday 8 - Sunday 10 June
Folk Fiddling by Ear
Pete Cooper
Benslow Music
Hitchin,Herts
website

Sunday 29 July - Friday 3 Augus
Pete Cooper will be teaching/ performing at
Harald Haugaard's International Summer School
Breklum,
Schleswig-Holstein,
Germany
website



Individual Lessons
Pete teaches at 3 Astra House, 53 Mount Pleasant Villas, Stroud Green, London N4 4HB, on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, daytime and evening. He welcomes keen, well motivated students of whatever skill level, from total beginners and basic level improvers to intermediate, advanced, new-to-folk and experienced fiddlers, including (accompanied) children, generally aged nine or above. He is also happy to work with musicians, actors and other media professionals. You may wish to bring along a recording device, e.g., your phone; written music available.
Cost: £54.00 per one-hour lesson, £40.00 per 45-minute lesson, £27.00 per half-hour, payable by cheque, BACS transfer or in cash. Please email pete(at)petecooper.com, or phone 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. From there 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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