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Workshops

London Fiddle School
Winter-Spring 2022

Pete teaching on Zoom


Fiddle Session
1 December

Cecil Sharp House London NW1 7AY
Sorry - cancelled!
Sincere apologies to all of you looking forward to this - as I was myself, double jabbed, boosted and ready to boogie! Whether or not to cancel was a tough call, and I flip-flopped, but while the pandemic continues to bubble away and London hospitals remain busy with Covid patients, including people who are double-jabbed, I have reluctantly decided to pull the plug for now. But, as Vera Lynn said, we’ll meet again. 


Meanwhile, in the New Year on Zoom… 

Reunion:
Scottish Fiddle Tunes

Wednesday 5 January 2022
7.30-9.00pm
Playing level: Lower Intermediate/ Advanced
Cost: £15.00
(concessions £12.00)

A one-off workshop to practice and perfect(!) the thirteen great Scottish tunes we studied in 2021- Coilsfield House/ Cropie’s Strathspey, The Flowers of Edinburgh, The Iron Man/ Bonnie Banchory/ John McNeil, The Glencoe March, Inganess and the five Shetland reels: Jack Broke Da Prison Door/ Donald Blue/ Sleep Soond Ida Moarnin/ Lasses Trust in Providence/ Bonnie Isle of Whalsay. Even if you weren’t there first time round, feel free to join us - let Pete know if you’d like written music in advance (videos not available) when you enrol. We'll play everything slowly at first to sort out glitches, then take up the tempo!

 

American Old Time Fiddle
A new 6-week Zoom course
Lower Intermediate/ Advanced
Wednesday evenings, 7.30-9.00pm
12 January – 23 February (No class 16 February)

A friendly class exploring traditional music of the Appalachian Mountains - ‘Old Time’ rather than ‘Bluegrass’, but it’s similar territory. Different tunes from on recent London Fiddle School courses. Participants receive an audio recording a day or two before the class. Pete teaches the tune by ear during the 90-minute session, then emails written music and a video afterwards. Learning by ear may seem daunting, but ‘Pete’s method seems to somehow high-speed and hardwire the music into the brain’ - (Sheila Hill, The Guardian). Newcomers to his classes are welcome to a taster session without obligation, before deciding whether or not to join.
Cost: £60.00 (concessions £48.00)

How to enrol...

To enrol, email pete@petecooper.com and specify which course or workshop you wish to join. Please pay by bank transfer, or by PayPal from outside the UK. Pete is no longer able to process cash or cheques. Once your payment is received, you are added to the email group list for that course, and will receive a Zoom invitation before each session. Tune up your fiddle, click on the link a few minutes before the class and you're ready to go.

 

One to One Lessons

Pete is no longer taking on new one-to-one students but can recommend other fiddle teachers.
Enquiries to pete@petecooper.com, or phone Pete on 020 8340 7760 or 07960 329527.

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