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Playing together workshops for all instruments


Update 19 March 2017 – sorry but the workshops will not be taking place. Unfortunately the uptake was not sufficient to make it possible to run them.


PLAYING TOGETHER WORKSHOPS All instruments welcome

Karen will be running a short course of three evening workshops in Worcester to tackle the idea of different musical instruments playing together. This is to develop skills and ideas in :

  • playing with others – what dynamics are needed?
  • how to build up an arrangement simply and with easy-to-remember ideas?
  • listening and observing (while playing together)
  • making the most of each others’ strengths while building confidence in weaker areas of individuals’ playing.

This will consist of 3 sessions, each running from 7.30pm – 9.30pm on

  • Thursday 23rd March
  • Thursday 27th April
  • Thursday 25th May

Venue: 13, Lechmere Crescent, Worcester, WR2 6ED

Fee : £45 (for all 3 sessions)

Open to all instruments / standards. Music will be sent prior to the course and we will work on one simple tune arrangement per session.

Places limited to 10.
Booking deadline Monday 13th March 2017.
Tickets, booking and info please email Karen direct at

Dates for Autumn 2016 now published


Karen has now published the dates for her visits to Worcester for September – December 2016. Please look on the Waverley Cottage and Number 13 pages to see what they are!

As from September 2016 there will be a 1st of the month deadline for bookings. Normally we have enough people to fill up the two days, but depending on the take-up Karen will decide whether it is feasible to come for one or two days that particular month, and we can then finalise your bookings as soon as possible.

Best wishes



2016 Dates published


Just to say that Karen has proposed dates for 2016 through till July. Exact booking times will be put up on the website later but will probably follow the familiar pattern. If you are keen to book really early please send a message via the online booking form on the page for the location/date you prefer.

Karen’s shorts


Breaking news . . . videos temporarily suspended whilst updated versions are put in place. Watch out for when they are ready.

Karen has created a set of five short videos to help with playing folk music on the accordion. They also illustrate her style of teaching. You will find links to them on the Karen’s Shorts page of this website, they are also on YouTube.

Lessons dates for Summer/Autumn 2015


Karen has published lessons dates for the rest of 2015. Hopefully this will enable everyone to plan accordingly!

There are Wednesdays and Thursdays every month. In August there is a Friday available.

Exact times for bookings have not been announced just yet but they will probably follow the same pattern as at present.

If you have any special requests for advance booking do say so and it will be noted. Use the message/booking form on the appropriate page.