Teaching

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 lessons.  I am currently booking in lessons for November, December and January.

I've got a number of workshops available that I originally delivered live on zoom and are now available as videos, available indefinitely and with supporting material.  I'm planning more workshops in the next few months - please drop me a line if there are any particular topics you'd be interest in me covering.  

Online workshop - song accompaniment
  • Online workshop - song accompaniment

Online workshop - song accompaniment

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£20.00

In this online workshop I 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. 1h21 with accompanying transcriptions and some special voice only / concertina only / concertina and voice mixes of Oakham Poachers by Emily Portman and

In this online workshop I 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. 1h21 with accompanying transcriptions and some special voice only / concertina only / concertina and voice mixes of Oakham Poachers by Emily Portman and I.

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Online workshop - song accompaniment
English concertina workshop - Chords and Harmony
£20.00
Online workshop - playing for Morris
  • Online workshop - playing for Morris

Online workshop - playing for Morris

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£20.00

This 1h24m workshop, originally delivered live on Zoom, explores 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. I look at three different tunes and explore different articulation, emphasis and harmony options. The video includes

This 1h24m workshop, originally delivered live on Zoom, explores 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. I look at three different tunes and explore different articulation, emphasis and harmony options. The video includes on-screen notation and there's also a dropbox folder containing notation, recordings and exercises.

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

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

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

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£20.00

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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£15.00

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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