June 29, 2018 - July 1, 2018
6:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Strings & Things Part 1
with Elizabeth Turnbull
Friday 29 June – Sunday 1 July 2018
Course No. 3287
A foundation course in ensemble playing for adult beginners and inexperienced players 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. Suitable for musicians of Grade 1-4 ability, this is the opportunity to expand your ensemble playing skills in a small supportive group.
Parts are sent out in advance, and repertoire is carefully chosen to be challenging, but not intimidating. The weekend is spent in a rehearsal situation, focusing on the skills required for ensemble playing, with time to address any specific issues arising – intonation, bowing, articulation, tone quality, rhythm and counting.
All courses are held at Jackdaws in the village of Great Elm, a small village to the west of Frome in Somerset, approximately 30 minutes drive from Bath. Frome Train station is just 3 miles from Jackdaws with direct trains from Bristol, Bath, Cardiff and London.
A £50 deposit is required to secure your place on this course.
The Course Fee is inclusive of all meals, refreshments and tuition at Jackdaws, except Breakfast which is included in the separate B&B cost.
Accommodation is payable in addition to the Course Fee. B&B rates start at £39 per night (single room, shared bathroom) and from £49 (en suite, subject to availability) booked through Jackdaws. Please let us know your requirements when booking on a course.
B&B rooms are located in friendly family homes and local Guest Houses, and are either within walking distance or a short drive away (5 – 10 minutes).
Please let us know at the time of booking of any dietary allergies or if you require a vegetarian menu, and we will be happy to accommodate. Meals are lovingly prepared on site by our cooks.
Breakfast is the only meal served at the accommodation; all other meals are provided on site at Jackdaws.
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