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Virtual NEFS – another block

As we come to the end of our first block of Virtual NEFS we would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has supported us. It has been a huge transition for participants and tutors alike as we’ve moved to printing your own worksheets, downloading the audio files and immersing yourselves in countless hours of video tutorials.

Obviously we have missed the personal connection of our weekly classes, the shared effort, the feedback the tutors get and respond to in the face to face classes, our coffee and biscuits breaks, and the chance to heckle in person! But there is an upside to all this…

We have been delighted to welcome new participants who wouldn’t normally be able to get to Newcastle on a Wednesday evening, either due to other commitments, or because they live too far away. This block we have had people join from as far afield as Leeds, Orkney and South Australia!

There is also the chance to be taught the tunes at a pace that suits you, without any fear that you will be holding up the class. Sections of videos can be repeated as often as you wish, giving plenty of time to learn the tune by ear, really get into the groove of the bowing, or concentrate on your cuts and flicks! The videos are timestamped so you can easily repeat a section, and YouTube has a handy playback speed setting, so even if the steady playthrough is a little fast, you can slow it even more with that.

Our Fiddle Practice calls on Zoom have been a lot of fun and it has been great to see people enjoying their fiddle practice together. It’s an excellent way to push yourself and try new things as no-one else can hear how it’s sounding – it’s just you playing in duet with Stewart as he leads the exercises. There has been time for questions on the call, and a new Chat Room means we can keep in touch, ask more questions and share news of fiddle concerts and videos.

We are now taking bookings for our next block of Virtual NEFS, which will run from Weds 10th June to 8th July. Book now using the new online booking form, or get in touch with questions via email or the contact form. We look forward to welcoming you to our NEFS online community.

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2019 Block 4

NORTH EAST FIDDLE SCHOOL
Five week course: Weds 5th June – Weds 3rd July 2019

Level 2 – Technique (6.30 – 7.45 pm) and Style/Repertoire (8.00 – 9.15 pm) £80
Level 3 – Technique (6.30 – 7.45 pm) and Style/Repertoire (8.00 – 9.15 pm) £80
One class only, £45

Please email or use the contact form for with any queries or to book.


2019 Block 3

NORTH EAST FIDDLE SCHOOL
Five week course: Weds 24th Apr – 22nd May 2019

Level 2 – Technique (6.30 – 7.45 pm) and Style (8.00 – 9.15 pm) £80
Level 3 – Technique (6.30 – 7.45 pm) and Style (8.00 – 9.15 pm) £80
Level 2 or 3, one class only £45

Please email or use the contact form for with any queries or to book.


Classes for April & May

Spring is definitely in the air and we have completed another block of classes at NEFS. We are taking a few weeks off over Easter, and will begin our new block on Wednesday 24th April. This will run for 5 weeks again (until Weds 22nd May) and Melissa and Stewart have chosen some lovely tunes for both levels. Bookings are now open for 2019 Block 3 – if you would like to book a place, please use the Contact page to get in touch.

Level 2
The theme for Melissa’s Style class will be fiddle tunes which originate in song melodies, including the lovely The Lea Rig, and will use these to look further into transposing tunes on the fiddle.

Level 3
Stewart will be “Extending the Range” with Level 3, and has chosen to include two modern tunes in the traditional style which embrace all 4 strings on the fiddle, and a wonderful modern composition by Jenna Reid called The Gamekeeper’s Cottage, which extends the lyrical phrase in a most beautiful way

Details of the Level descriptors are on the Classes page. Join us for another five weeks of fabulous fiddle tuition.


2019 Block 2

NORTH EAST FIDDLE SCHOOL
Five week course: Weds 27th Feb – 27th Mar 2019

Level 2 – Technique (6.30 – 7.45 pm) and Style (8.00 – 9.15 pm) £80
Level 3 – Technique (6.30 – 7.45 pm) and Style (8.00 – 9.15 pm) £80
Level 2 or 3, one class only £45

Please email or use the contact form for with any queries or to book.


2019 Block 1

NORTH EAST FIDDLE SCHOOL
Five week course: Weds 16th Jan – 13th Feb 2019

Level 2 – Technique (6.30 – 7.45 pm) and Style (8.00 – 9.15 pm) £80
Level 3 – Technique (6.30 – 7.45 pm) and Style (8.00 – 9.15 pm) £80
Level 2 or 3, one class only £45

Please email or use the contact form for with any queries or to book.


Late Autumn Half Term 2018

NORTH EAST FIDDLE SCHOOL
Five week course: Weds 7th Nov – 5th Dec 2018

Level 2 – Technique (6.30 – 7.45 pm) and Style (8.00 – 9.15 pm) £80
Level 3 – Technique (6.30 – 7.45 pm) and Style (8.00 – 9.15 pm) £80
Level 2 or 3, one class only £45

Please email or use the contact form for with any queries or to book.


Early Autumn Half Term 2018

NORTH EAST FIDDLE SCHOOL

Five week course: Weds 26th Sept – 24th Oct 2018
Level 1 (Technique & Style): 6.30 – 7.45 pm  £40
Level 2 – Technique (6.30 – 7.45 pm) and Style (8.00 – 9.15 pm) £80
Level 3 – Technique (6.30 – 7.45 pm) and Style (8.00 – 9.15 pm) £80
[Level 2 or 3, one class only £45]

Absolute Beginners (one-off five week course) 8.00 – 9.15 pm, £3 per class, pay on the door.


Early Autumn Half Term 2018

NORTH EAST FIDDLE SCHOOL
Five week course: Weds 26th Sept – 24th Oct 2018
Level 1 (Technique & Style): 6.30 – 7.45 pm  £40
Level 2 – Technique (6.30 – 7.45 pm) and Style (8.00 – 9.15 pm) £80
Level 3 – Technique (6.30 – 7.45 pm) and Style (8.00 – 9.15 pm) £80
[Level 2 or 3, one class only £45]
Absolute Beginners (one-off five week course) 8.00 – 9.15 pm, £3 per class, pay on the door.

Please email or use the contact form for with any queries or to book.


Late Summer Half Term

NORTH EAST FIDDLE SCHOOL
Five week course (25th April – 23rd May 2018)
Class 1 – Technque:  18:30 – 19:45
Class 2 – Style:  20:00 – 21:15
Both classes are available at two ability levels
(Level 1: beginner/intermediate;  Level 2: intermediate/advanced)

£80 for both classes per night / £45 for one class per night
Please email or use the contact form to book.