Information About Julian - Blackburn teacher
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Julian offers a discount of 50% on their first / introductory lesson!
I can teach for formal study or just for fun.
I'm particularly interested in 'local' music. i.e. traditional music from Northwest England.
I lead the Union Street Country Dance & Ceilidh Band and Bowland Strings both of which provide traditional music for special occasions in different forms.
I also lead The Palatine Fiddlers, a community group workshop that meets weekly in term times.
Each March I organise Mellor Brook Fiddle Day which is a day of fiddle workshops bringing together players with similar interests.
I have been teaching violin/fiddle since graduating in 2007 and have knowledge of many musical genres but I specialise in folk & traditional music.
I have experience teaching all ages and abilities. either 1:1, in groups and workshops, on-line, in schools and the community and I'm DBS checked.
I teach folk & traditional music using a wide ranging repertoire and styles from the UK and Ireland but I'm equally at home with music from North America, Western Europe including Scandinavia and I have knowledge of eastern European styles too.
Most recently (Nov 2016) I lead a workshop at Southport Fiddle Festival event.
Lessons with me can be a great introduction to traditional fiddle music for those who already play the violin but who have a desire to explore or gain a greater understanding of why traditional music is growing fast in popularity.
Or, if you used to play, perhaps as a child, here’s the opportunity to re-kindle that experience but with a refreshing, indigenous and infectious repertoire.
When learning for pleasure I often teach by ear or with notation as an aid memoire so the ability to read music is not critical.
For formal study I follow the grading system of ABRSM and Trinity College (for Scottish Traditional Fiddle).
I teach primarily at my home either 1:1 or online using Skype VOIP. I am willing to travel a reasonable distance for £0.45 per mile.
Bring a friend or partner with you for the same price. I offer a discount for block bookings.
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- Newcastle University (2007) - B. Mus.(Hons.) Folk & Traditional Music (Bachelors) (✔ On File)