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.
Have a look at the Number 13 page for the dates of Karen’s visits in the first half of 2017. In fact you can book your time slot now!
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.
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.
Just to note that there will be no lessons in September but the Autumn Season of lessons will start in October 2015. Look on the Copcut House and Waverley Cottage pages for details as they emerge in due course.
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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.
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.
Karen is offering Skype lessons for half price for anyone who books before 31 May 2015. This is give you chance to see what the experience is like. Though obviously not the same as a face to face lesson, a Skype lesson can be very effective indeed. Now’s your chance!
Karen has made available some booking slots on Wednesday 10 June at Copcut House for lessons.
If you can’t find a suitable day/time do get in touch via the booking/message form, it may be possible to negotiate a different arrangement as Karen is in the area on other days that week.
Have a look on the Copcut House and Waverley Cottage pages for booking times for lessons in May.
If you need to negotiate a slightly different time, do not hesitate to get in touch via the booking/message form as Karen can sometimes be flexible with arrangements.