Strings & Things, Part 1
with Elizabeth Turnbull
Friday 16 – Sunday 18 June 2017
Level: Beginner - Intermediate
Course No. 3231
This course provides a foundation in ensemble playing for adult beginners and inexperienced play-ers of Violin, Viola, Cello and Bass. It is perfect for late starters and those who have returned to playing after many years and would like to play in groups and orchestras but need to develop confidence.
This is the opportunity to develop your ensemble playing skills in a small supportive group. There is time to deal with all the issues arising - intonation, bowing, articulation, tone quality, rhythm and counting. The repertoire is carefully chosen to be challenging but not intimidating. Parts are sent out in advance and the weekend is spent in a rehearsal situation dealing with the skills of string playing in great detail. Suitable for musicians of Grade 1-4 ability.
All courses are held at Jackdaws in the village of Great Elm, a small village to the west of Frome in Somerset, roughly 30 minutes drive from Bath. Frome Train station is roughly 2.5 miles from Jackdaws with direct trains from Bristol, Bath, Cardiff and London.
A £50 deposit is required to guarantee your place on a course. The total course fee is inclusive of all meals and tuition except breakfast, which is included in the separate B&B price. Please let us know of any dietary requirements at the time of booking and we will be happy to accommodate. Meals are lovingly prepared on site by our cooks using fresh, local ingredients where possible.
B&B rooms are located in friendly family homes and are either within walking distance or a short drive away (5 – 10 minutes). Breakfast is the only meal served at the accommodation; all other meals are provided on site at Jackdaws.
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