Fun Fiddle adult classes Winter 2021
As we are still in an uncertain phase, due to Coronavirus pandemic Fun Fiddle will offer a patchwork of small group / one to one lessons face to face, by arrangement, as well as online. These will be held in tutor’s homes or online, as The Wash House venue remains closed at present. Payment and enrolment for lessons/ small groups can be arranged individually with tutors.
Intermediate and Advanced levels will not be running as full classes, but individual/ small group arrangements with tutors Rona Wilkie, and Gica Loening, are available on request. The Improving Beginners class will continue to run online with Ros Gasson
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Online one to one tuition or small groups available so do get in touch to find out more.
Do I need to be able to read music? There’s NO need to be able to read music for our classes and lessons! Our fiddle classes are based on learning by ear, but sheet music is also available on our repertoire page on the website and in our Fun Fiddle tune books.
Learning by ear can seem daunting to some and easy to others. The important thing to know is that it gets easier the more you try it. At Fun Fiddle we teach a tune very slowly in sections, with as much repetition as required. Once a tune has been learnt and played over, in the more advanced classes we will look at bowing and ornamentation. Classes will also include warm-ups, focus on technique, and simple exercises.
Feel free to contact us with any questions or to find out more.
Some recent pandemic reflections from Fun Fiddlers:
“Fun fiddle has been a very significant support and inspiration for me to remain positive during the past months. The fact we have all remained in touch gave me a focus for practising when we were staying at home. Towerbank gave us renewed focus and encouragement.”
“It is a sense of a ‘spiritual home’ in times when it is difficult to keep in close contact with family living far away.It has boosted my confidence to reach out to other fiddling opportunities on line as well as bringing a sense of ‘family’ enjoying good happy friendships, keeping us practising meaningfully, trying out new tunes, providing that bit of spontaneity when so much of your day has to be planned. We’ve found, with Fun Fiddle, ways to manage the difficulties that this crisis has thrown up.”</em
“Playing the fiddle has been keeping me sane and focussed on something positive, enriching and shared in this turbulent world of separation and lockdown.”
“It’s been an opportunity to share a musical experience with others when there is so little closeness with other people. It is an escape into a world of cheerful tunes which are uplifting and help us to live in the moment which is so important now. Expressing feelings through playing music is relaxing and so necessary at this time.”