NEFS Online Classes
Our plans for September have just been announced, with both Online and In-person options!
These complement each other, so you can attend them all for the complete package, or select based on what you are able to attend. Each strand will run independently, so you won’t miss out. Our aim is to cater for both those keen to meet in person, and those who can’t attend or prefer to work online.
We are offering three different strands of NEFS fiddle tuition from 15th September, with an online option of Video Tutorials and Zoom calls on a Wednesday evening, using the same format as recent blocks, and in-person workshops on two Thursday evenings during the block. Plus there will be a full-day workshop for more detailed tune learning in person. For full details, please see the Classes page.
Fiddle tuition online in the comfort of your own home, or in-person – your choice!
North East Fiddle School has worked hard to continue to bring the same excellent standards of fiddle teaching into your home during lockdown – wherever you are. We are now also making a gentle return to in-person fiddle workshops for those who are keen to meet up. For the current block, there will be two Thursday evening workshops focusing on skills and repertoire useful for playing in sessions, with a chance to play together. There will also be a full Saturday of tuition, including technique and an in-depth look at some new tunes, plus a chance for another session. This is all in addition to the same Video Tutorials and Zoom calls on a Wednesday evening that we have been running recently.
Access to previous materials
As all of our Online Resources (including worksheets, audio files, video tutorials and recordings of our live Zoom calls) can be worked through in your own time, you can still sign up for previous courses. Please see the Shop for all the available Online Blocks.
If you are interested in hearing more about NEFS, our next block of classes and any future events, you can sign up to our Mailing List.
[N.B. If you have previously registered for an NEFS Block you are already on the Mailing List!]
Before the pandemic…
The North East Fiddle School offers weekly classes on Fiddle Technique and Style on a Wednesday evening at Westfield School in Gosforth. Our excellent team of tutors teach classes based on fiddle technique and style, for different ability levels. Over the course of each evening all ability groups will be taught by two different tutors, which alternate each half-term, thus allowing for a range of teaching styles and repertoire.
The evenings run on Wednesdays from 6.30 – 9.15 pm and aim to provide an encouraging and stimulating environment for those wishing to improve their fiddle playing and musicianship. Students should be aged 16 or over and details of our full class offerings are available on the Classes page. Please use the contact form to get in touch and for booking details.
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