To make music: to make merry - Glay-oh-wee-en
Instrumental Workshops


Vicki and Jonny run a variety of different workshops and are more than happy to discuss requirements for developing new ideas about different workshops. Workshops run to date include:

Nyckelharpa Workshops (new for 2012)
The nyckelharpa is entering an exciting time in the UK and we are pleased to be able to offer different sorts of workshops at festivals. Sign up for Individual or group taster sessions with instruments. For more details visit the nyckelharpa page on our education website.


Swedish Tunes for English Border Pipes in G (new for 2012)
The English Border pipes have had a real surgence in popularity and they are perfect for playing Swedish Bagpipe tunes. Workshop led by Vicki on Swayne pipes in G. (any instrument with the notes G A B Bb C D Eb E F F# G can attend this workshop)


Border Pipes (new for 2012)
New tunes and technique for the English Border Pipes in G. (Can also include elements of Swedish tunes)

Learn Swedish Tunes

Augment your repertoire with some Swedish folk tunes, Vicki on nyckelharpa and Jonny on accordion. If you live in the Essex region go along to Swan's Second Sunday Scandi Session at the Swan.


Guitar accompaniment for tunes
Looking at developing accompaniment skills: (intermediate - advanced)
Looking at the relationship between the guitar and the tune; this workshops looks at ways to put emphasis on some parts of the tune, to compliment and reflect others. Aimed primarily at guitarists, the principles can be applied to any accompanying instrument.


Developing chords for guitarists
Looking at alternative chords and key: (beginner - intermediate)
Taking a tune, explore how some chords fit better than others and how to make your own chords up to fit. Using a background of Jazz playing to explore alternative fingers for the same chord - and alternative chords for the same tune.


Beginner - Advanced
General workshop on technique and repertoire, boehm system or traditional 6 hole flute can be catered for. Including grace notes for the classical flute.


Scottish Smallpipes
One or more progressive workshops
Introduction for Beginner
This workshop is to introduce the Scottish Smallpipes. Questions can be answered and tunes played. A couple of sets are available to try out.


Scottish Smallpipes
Grace note surgery: Improving musicality and performance using grace notes. (Advanced)
Grace notes are a very powerful tool that pipers can use to good effect, this workshop aims to strengthen and improve grace notes.