Expired Strings & Things Part 1: Beginners with Elizabeth Turnbull

  •  June 5, 2015 - June 7, 2015
     6:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Strings & Things Part 1: Beginners

Elizabeth Turnbull
Friday 5 – Sunday 7 June 2015
Course No. 3138
Level: Beginner
Fee: £190
Solo Study Course

Specifically for late starters and ‘born again’ violinists and viola players, all sessions on this Strings & Things: Beginners course are held in an open class format, where issues can be shared and discussed between participants. Nobody will be required to ‘perform’ on their own, though it is usual for confidence to improve over the three days to the extent that participants feel comfortable demonstrating various techniques to the group.

Our objective is for students to construct a practice method for themselves which is economical with time and effective in developing their technique. Although mainly geared towards technical issues, there will be sessions of ensemble playing with all players participating; music will be provided for this. Attention will be given to posture, relaxation and bowing strokes. For the left hand we deal with playing in all keys and an understanding of positions.


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.

If you like this course, try Strings & Things Part 2