North East Fiddle School
The North East Fiddle School strives to provide the very highest quality of fiddle tuition. A safe and nurturing learning environment encourages participants to improve both as fiddle players and musicians, increasing their stylistic awareness and appreciation of a strong fiddle tradition. Technique, style, musicianship and ensemble are covered through progressive, weekly classes.
We work with extremely talented tutors, who are committed to the highest standards of fiddle tuition and professionalism and who seek to develop their own skills and practice. This allows us to celebrate the full fiddle tradition of the North East of England through teaching its repertoire and tunes. By offering tuition in other regional styles we will raise awareness of the differences between, and commonality within fiddle traditions. We aim to continue to develop the local fiddle tradition by embracing all aspects of fiddle playing and through the encouraging of the creation of new works. This will be showcased through concerts and community events, and enhanced through links with other regional musical centres.
Directors: Stewart Hardy & Ali Say
Administrator: Ali Say
Current Weekly Tutors: Stewart Hardy, Melissa Whitehead & Ali Say
Guest Tutor: Sophy Ball
Previous Tutors: Grace Smith & Jim Boyle
We are delighted to be able to use rooms at Westfield School in Gosforth, Newcastle. We meet in the Senior House and car parking access is available from the Elmfield Road entrance.
June 10 - July 8
- May 24, 2020
- March 30, 2020
- March 8, 2020
1 week ago
I can't believe it's Week 5 and the end of the current tunes. Thank you all so much for the support during our first Virtual NEFS block, and we were delighted to have so many new folks sign up. We hope you've enjoyed it!
We are planning another Virtual NEFS block starting on Weds 10th June, with all the materials available via the website. Worksheets, audio files and in-depth video tutorials for the tunes - which don't just teach the tune by the phrase using motifs and other shortcuts, but look at the bowing patterns, the ornaments and how to get the groove into the music. Excellent quality tuition, now available online! ... See MoreSee Less