Virtual NEFS 2021 Block 1 – Online Resources with optional Live Teaching
Weds 13th January to Weds 10th February, 2021
Please read full details below before booking.
Once you have submitted your Booking Form, you can pay online via PayPal or receive bank transfer or cheque payment details by selecting your preferred product:
Pay Online Now: NEFS 2021 Block 1 Online with Live Teaching (£59)
or without the Live Teaching event:
Pay Online Now: NEFS 2021 Block 1 Online (£47)
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Please use this form to book a place for the next block of virtual classes at North East Fiddle School. New resources will be added to the course web page each Wednesday and will be available for as long as you need them.
Video Tutorials are provided to teach new tunes and techniques to players at Level 2 and Level 3 standard (see the Ability Level Guide for help with levels) but all tunes are available to all participants. There will be two tunes for each level, one will be aimed at the entry standard for that level, and one will be more challenging. Our tutors, Stewart Hardy and Melissa Whitehead, will teach one tune each to both levels. This will be one less video for each level compared to previous blocks, allowing participants more time to get deeper into the tune and the techniques without rushing through them. We have made this change following feedback from our previous online blocks, and don’t wish to overwhelm folks! If you want more tunes, see the Live Teaching element below, which will be adding two tunes and there are resources included for 6 previous tunes.
Fiddle Practice Calls will be held on Zoom on each Wednesday evening from 7.00 – 7.40 pm including a ‘Technical nugget’. These are a chance to play along with a tutor-led practice session, giving you 30 minutes of fiddle practice and ideas to take away for your own practice. These are an optional extra and aren’t integral to learning the tunes on the course. Following the Fiddle Practice Call in Week 5, there will be a chance to play through the video tutorials tunes with the tutor from 7.50 pm on the Zoom Call. A recording of each Fiddle Practice Call will be available on YouTube, and is included in the £47 fee for the 5 week block.
There is an additional, optional Live Teaching element to the course this block. This will be on a Wednesday evening following the Fiddle Practice Call, running from 7.50 – 8.30 pm for the 5 weeks. This event will focus on Core Repertoire using fundamental fiddle techniques, and will be accessible to both Level 2 and 3 players. This will include revision of the tunes previously taught with full resources and recordings of the calls provided for those new to the Live Teaching element. There will also be new tunes to add to your core repertoire, taught be ear with full supporting resources available. In Week 5, we will begin by playing through the video tutorial tunes taught in this block, before playing through more of the Live Teaching repertoire. The additional cost of this event is £12 for the block and is only available as an add-on to the standard Online Block (total cost £59). Recordings of the Live Teaching calls will be available each week if you miss one, have technical difficulties, or prefer to work from YouTube and not Zoom.
All course materials are provided via a password protected webpage. Worksheets (pdf files) and audio files (mp3 files) are available to view/listen online or download. Video tutorials and Recordings of live calls are provided as links to unlisted YouTube videos.
Registration for 2021 Block 1 including the Live Teaching element is £59 per person. Without the Live Teaching, the cost is £47 per person. Payments can be made by bank transfer, cheque or PayPal. Details will be provided once your online booking has been received.
If you would like any further information or help with your booking, please get in touch.