Virtual Summer School with NEFS

North East Fiddle School is hosting an online Summer School in August with some wonderful guest tutors. There will be guided fiddle practices, live workshops, exclusive video tutorials, Q&A panels, a play-along session led by the tutors and a Summer School Tutors’ Concert. Melissa Whitehead and I are joined by Sophy Ball, Kevin Lees, Grace…


Virtual NEFS!

North East Fiddle School is online! We are running our first block of virtual classes, using pdfs of worksheets, audio files of studio recordings of the tunes at different speeds, and video tutorials on YouTube for interactive technical practice sessions and for teaching the tunes with bowing and ornamentation. We are also running Fiddle Technique…


NEFS Celebrates its First Birthday!

North East Fiddle School has now completed a whole year and 10th January 2019 is our first birthday! And what a wonderful year it has been. The support from the participants has been outstanding – their commitment and good will are vital to the success of the project. We’ve also benefited from the work of some…


New half-term at NEFS

We’ve had a great start to the North East Fiddle School and have been delighted by the response from all the participants. We are now planning the next five-weeks of torment tuition(!), with scales, exercises and drills, and maybe one or two new tunes! It’s a great way to improve your fiddle tone, intonation, groove and…


Happy Christmas one and all!

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and may your New Year be filled with fiddle music! It’s not too late to sign up for the first half-term for classes at the North East Fiddle School! Indeed, if your New Year’s Resolutions include self-improvement, doing something creative, or dedicating a small amount of time to yourself…