Tuition on the melodeon (D/G or one-row)
As of January 2021 I am offering one-to-one online tuition, with teaching tailored to each individual student’s needs.
More details about private tuition here.
I also teach at workshops and festivals – details about this aspect are here.
I have taught traditional music on the melodeon (both C single-row and D/G two-row) for 25 years. I have taught for all the major folk development organisations in England and a couple of further-flung commissions to Aberdeen and the Netherlands. From 2001-2017 I taught, designed and managed evening classes for the East Anglian Traditional Music Trust and I also programmed and managed the much-loved and respected Melodeons and More for EATMT in the same period.
Workshop opportunities coming up in 2021:
April 23rd-25th 2021: Melodeons in Wensleydale, Hawes, Yorkshire A well-organised event in a beautiful part of the country. It started in 2018 and I was booked for last year, so very much hoping it is able to go ahead in 2021!
November 19th-21st 2021: Witney Supersqueeze, Witney, Oxfordshire A long-established event now catering for melodeons, accordions, piano accordions and all systems of concertina. I’ve lost count how many times I’ve taught there now, maybe this might be my tenth? I’ve always got something fresh though, and it’s always a lovely weekend. The photo below is from the 2018 “sharing” concert where we had a bit of stepdancing and a jig doll as well as the music!