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
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.
January 15 - February 12
- August 3, 2019
- May 13, 2019
- April 7, 2019
North East Fiddle School was celebrating a birthday.
2 weeks ago
Happy birthday to NEFS!
We held our first class two years ago today! ... See MoreSee Less
3 weeks ago
Happy New Year everyone! We hope you have had a lovely festive season.
We also want to say THANK YOU! 🤩🎻
We have now completed two years of classes at North East Fiddle School and are so grateful for all your support. We have worked with nearly 60 people on their fiddle playing journeys in that time - with over 30 of those becoming long-term attendees and regularly attending weekly classes, and it's wonderful to have over 100 likes on the Facebook page!
Huge thanks to our fabulous tutors - currently Melissa Whitehead and Stewart Hardy Music, but also to Grace Smith Music, Sophy Jess Ball and James Boyle who have tutored with us. Thank you for such superb high-quality fiddle tuition, good humour and patience! 😊 ... See MoreSee Less