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.
August 22 @ 10:00 am - August 23 @ 9:30 pm
- June 12, 2020
- May 24, 2020
- March 30, 2020
If you're wondering what to expect at the NEFS Virtual Summer School, Ali introduces the weekend in this short video! 😊🎻 ... See MoreSee Less
The full timetable for our 🎻 Virtual Summer School 🎻 weekend is now available on the website. Visit the web page for details or to download a pdf version, and plan your weekend! The live teaching events will be recorded and available for a catch-up period if you can't make them at the scheduled time or experience technical difficulties. The video tutorials will all be available at the start of the weekend and for six months, so you can spread them out and revisit them when you wish.
We are so pleased to be able to put on this event and to provde some income for the wonderful tutors for whom the last five months have not been easy, with all face to face performances and teaching opportunities removed. All income from this event (after basic expenses) will go directly to the tutors! ... See MoreSee Less