I teach the English concertina at home in Stroud and over Zoom - please contact me for further details.  I have a growing bank of sheet music, exercises and recordings that I send out in conjunction with the lessons.  

I've also got two workshops on Zoom coming up in December - full details below.  And all the previous online workshops I've done are still available to watch in your own time

 

Online workshop - playing for Morris
  • Online workshop - playing for Morris

Online workshop - playing for Morris

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£20.00

In this online workshop I'll look at how I go about playing for Morris - exploring specific ways of using harmony, articulation, variation and the bellows that work well in a Morris setting plus some practical advice on supporting the instrument. Live on zoom with a video link for you to watch in your own time as often as you want.

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Online workshop - song accompaniment
  • Online workshop - song accompaniment

Online workshop - song accompaniment

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£20.00

In this online workshop I'll look at my approach to song accompaniment, with ideas about harmony, rhythm and supporting the singer that are relevant to anyone accompanying themselves or someone else. Live on zoom with a video link for you to watch in your own time as often as you want.

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English concertina workshop - Chords and Harmony
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English concertina workshop - Chords and Harmony

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This online workshop, originally delivered live on Zoom, explores three different ways that I approach chords and harmony, deals with some technical issues that arise, and looks at how I use them in a mini-arrangement of my tune Misty Morning. Duration 1h37; includes two sheets of patterns and exercises, and a transcription of the arrangement.

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Concertina workshop - Beyond the notes: bellows, articulation, phrasing

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A 1h40 min workshop, originally delivered live on zoom, where I discuss ways of using the bellows, articulation and phrasing to go beyond the notes of the tune. We explore lots of different techniques on the tune Jack a Lent, then I discuss some of the things I do when playing Calgarth Hornpipe.

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English concertina workshop - Turning a tune into an arrangement
  • English concertina workshop - Turning a tune into an arrangement

English concertina workshop - Turning a tune into an arrangement

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£12.00

A 1h45m workshop, originally delivered live on Zoom, where I discuss and demonstrate the thought process and techniques I use in creating a solo setting of a traditional or self-composed tune - including articulation, use of the bellows, and most importantly harmony. Focusing on two tunes, one traditional and one self-composed, I use both treble

A 1h45m workshop, originally delivered live on Zoom, where I discuss and demonstrate the thought process and techniques I use in creating a solo setting of a traditional or self-composed tune - including articulation, use of the bellows, and most importantly harmony. Focusing on two tunes, one traditional and one self-composed, I use both treble and tenor-treble concertinas, and answer questions from the workshop participants. You'll also get an MP3 of my tune Mill Lane, as recorded on Meanders, which is one of the tunes I discuss in the workshop.

You'll receive a private YouTube link so you can watch the video as many times as you like and I'm planning to leave it there indefinitely.

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