Wednesday Workshops – Fall Series 2022
I will be offering another series of workshops running late August to November 2022, with a separate series offered for elementary, intermediate and advanced levels.
Participants sign up for a course of 4 workshops at their chosen level, one every 3 weeks, for a fee of €100. Workshops take place on Wednesdays 8.00-9.15pm Irish Standard Time (3.00-4.15pm Eastern)
An audio recording will be sent to participants in advance so you can familiarise yourself with the tune ahead of each workshop. The workshop itself will be taught by ear, live on zoom and will be video recorded with an access link sent afterwards so you can review at your leisure or catch up if you couldn’t make the live workshop. Sheet music will also be provided.
See dates and further details below.
The dates for each series are as follows:
Dates: Aug 31, Sep 21, Oct 12, Nov 9
For players with a few months playing experience upwards. This course will focus on learning simple tunes by ear, as well as covering the basics of good playing technique and will include easy left hand arrangements.
Dates: Sep 7, Sep 28, Oct 26, Nov 16
In these workshops we will learn some intermediate-level Irish tunes and work on adding ornamentation (including cuts, triplets and trebles) to a basic melody. Ideas on how to develop your left hand arranging skills will be discussed. We will also look at how the written music differs from how tunes are played and other elements of Irish style.
Dates: Aug 24, Sep 14, Oct 5, Nov 2
These workshops are for anyone already familiar with learning by ear and playing Irish traditional music. We will work on more advanced ideas for ornamentation, adding variations and arranging ideas as well as adding some new tunes to your repertoire!
Elementary Level, Intermediate Level, Advanced Level