Our tutors have a wealth of experience teaching adults and young professionals. Recent work has included Trinity College of Music, EAC Summer School, Concertinas at Witney, Lewes Saturday Workshops, Dartington Summer school and workshops at many folk festivals over the summer.

We can run workshops, masterclasses and coaching specialising in Folk, Early or Classical Music. Do contact us for more details.

Acoustic Creativity & Exploration Workshop Days
John Dipper and Emily Askew will be running some folk music workshops throughout the year

Each workshop day is aimed at all instrumentalists of intermediate and advanced level. Together, we have experience and expertise in strings, woodwind, free-reeds, and keyboards. We will help you to devise, create, develop and establish your own sound and approach to music making.

  • Identifying repertoire
  • Adapting melodies to your needs
  • Analysing stylistic features
  • Developing a personal style and tone
  • Making the tune your own
  • Phrasing, Ornamentation and Improvisation
  • Arranging music
  • Performance skills

Each workshop day costs 45 and ends with an informal concert by the tutors to finish the day at 4.30pm

Day Running Order:
10.00am Welcome & Coffee 2.00pm Afternoon Workshops
10.30am Morning Workshops 4.00pm Short Concert
12.30pm Lunch  
Dates of Workdays:
October 11th 2015    Guildford March 20th 2016    Bristol
November 29th 2015    Bristol May 22nd 2016    Guildford
January 24th 2016    Guildford  

Download full information and application form (pdf)

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