The Zen Practice Room: How to practice mindfully

Slowing down is the highway to liberation. Like a weekly yoga class, these sessions are an invitation to discover the true nature of mindful practice. Listening to our bodies and our breath we become clear in our intention. As our biases change and holding patterns release, we find ourselves present and in flow. We will discover a way of working in which every moment of our practice has the capacity to serve every moment of our music making.

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Taking the Plunge

Taking the Plunge explores what it’s like to jump off into unknown waters in our lives. Together we will examine how we handle risk-taking - and the inevitable feelings not knowing, or of feeling wobbly, when venturing into new territory. With inspirational guest speakers and break out rooms we will share our experiences of how to seek and find support as artists, and as people.

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Limber Up! 6: Integration

How are we inhibiting our natural flow and creating pain and injury? In these sessions we will debunk the myths of ‘good posture’ - ‘feet flat on the floor’, ‘straight back’ and ‘shoulders back and down’. By waking up the spine and the feet, by finding our ground and allowing our shoulders to move freely and our breath to support us we will invite the whole body to participate in the dance of sound we are creating, promoting efficiency and ease in our playing.

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Folk Accordion

For those who wish to learn new and simple ideas for avoiding that repetitive oompah bass accompaniment. I want to transform folk music on this wonderfully versatile instrument and will show you how.

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The Zen Practice Room: How to practice mindfully

Slowing down is the highway to liberation. Like a weekly yoga class, these sessions are an invitation to discover the true nature of mindful practice. Listening to our bodies and our breath we become clear in our intention. As our biases change and holding patterns release, we find ourselves present and in flow. We will discover a way of working in which every moment of our practice has the capacity to serve every moment of our music making.

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Basic Intro to Audacity

Do you get bamboozled by audio editing in Audacity? Would you like to know how to record and edit your own music or teaching materials? This introduction to Audacity will take you through what you need to know, so you can record, edit and export quickly and easily. No jargon, minimum stress and taking whatever pace you need.

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Limber Up! 7: Elbows and Wrists

How are we inhibiting our natural flow and creating pain and injury? In these sessions we will debunk the myths of the bow grip, high or low elbow, constant bow speed and the straight bow. By drawing on the natural wisdom of our bodies, cultivating a clear mind and an open heart, we can rediscover joy and and ease in our playing.

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Reinvigorating Folk Tunes: 2 session course

For musicians who wish to release themselves from the shackles of printed music. I will demonstrate methods which will breathe new life into old tunes. For example, sometimes simplifying tunes can lead to a thrilling discovery, this happened when I removed many of the quavers from The Irish Washerwoman - Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony appeared.

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The Zen Practice Room: How to practice mindfully

Slowing down is the highway to liberation. Like a weekly yoga class, these sessions are an invitation to discover the true nature of mindful practice. Listening to our bodies and our breath we become clear in our intention. As our biases change and holding patterns release, we find ourselves present and in flow. We will discover a way of working in which every moment of our practice has the capacity to serve every moment of our music making.

Get Tickets £10.00 15 tickets left

Taking the Plunge

Taking the Plunge explores what it’s like to jump off into unknown waters in our lives. Together we will examine how we handle risk-taking - and the inevitable feelings not knowing, or of feeling wobbly, when venturing into new territory. With inspirational guest speakers and break out rooms we will share our experiences of how to seek and find support as artists, and as people.

Get Tickets £10.00 – £12.00 20 tickets left

Limber Up! 8. The Bow Hold

How are we inhibiting our natural flow and creating pain and injury? In these sessions we will debunk the myths of the bow grip, high or low elbow, constant bow speed and the straight bow. By drawing on the natural wisdom of our bodies, cultivating a clear mind and an open heart, we can rediscover joy and and ease in our playing.

Get Tickets £12.50 25 tickets left

Folk Accordion

For those who wish to learn new and simple ideas for avoiding that repetitive oompah bass accompaniment. I want to transform folk music on this wonderfully versatile instrument and will show you how.

Get Tickets £10.00 5 tickets left

Limber Up! 9. Legato

How are we inhibiting our natural flow and creating pain and injury? In these sessions we will debunk the myths of the bow grip, high or low elbow, constant bow speed and the straight bow. By drawing on the natural wisdom of our bodies, cultivating a clear mind and an open heart, we can rediscover joy and ease in our playing.

Get Tickets £12.50 25 tickets left