Come along and learn the traditional way
Tuition in the groups is "by ear" and demonstration. The group tutor will help every one to grasp the basic techniques and to find a way of playing which is comfortable for them. Unlike classical violin lessons there is no emphasis on absolutely "correct" technique. The emphasis is on getting a good authentic sound - and most importantly enjoying playing traditional tunes.
The tunes and techniques learned will support those who want to go on and take the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (formerly the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama) Graded Traditional Fiddle Exams if they want to - but there's no pressure to do so. The whole emphasis is on enjoying traditional music making in a relaxed environment. Age is no barrier - we have players from 7 to 70.
Which group should I join ?
There are three groups:
One for absolute beginners (who have never lifted a fiddle), one for improving beginners (people who have played for a year or two or are returning to playing after a long break) and one for intermediate players. All are held at the Nomad Beat music school in Peebles.
Just for fun - click on the links below for some tunes played by the group tutor:
Scottish highland fiddle groups - a fun way to learn.
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