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Workshops

London Fiddle School
Winter-Spring 2022

Pete teaching on Zoom

 

American Old Time Fiddle
A 4-week Zoom course
Intermediate/ Advanced
Wednesday evenings, 7.30-9.00pm
2nd to 23rd March 

 
A friendly class exploring Appalachian-style tunes. This is an extension of what was originally a 6-week course and existing participants will need to re-enrol. New people are also welcome to join. You'll receive an audio recording a day or two before the class. Pete teaches the tune by ear during the 90-minute session, then sends written music and a video afterwards. Gentle, yoga-based warm-ups at the start encourage the free, subtle movement and strength needed for tuneful, rhythmic playing. 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 are welcome to a taster session without obligation, before deciding whether or not to join.
Cost: £40.00 (concessions £35.00)
 

Scottish Fiddle Tunes 
A new 10-week Zoom course
Intermediate/ Advanced
Wednesday evenings, 7.30-9.00pm
27 April - no class 1 June - to 6 July

Scottish fiddle traditions have developed over three centuries or more - striking and beautiful strathspeys, pipe marches, reels, laments and jigs, kept alive, and added to, by generations of fiddle players to the present day. Learn memorable tunes by heart (different ones from last year), exploring the regional styles of the West Highlands, Borders, North-East and Shetland. An audio recording of each week's tune is emailed to participants before the class, Pete teaches by ear, and notation and a video are sent out afterwards. As usual, he will lead gentle, yoga-based warm-ups at the start of the class.

'Pete Cooper - not bad for an Englishman' - Bruce MacGregor (Blazing Fiddles)
Cost: £100.00 (concessions £80.00)
 
How to enrol...
 
To enrol, email pete@petecooper.com and specify which course(s) 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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