A fun and friendly group for those wishing to learn the D/G melodeon. For absolute beginners, Ed has boxes available to borrow by prior arrangement – contact him on 01363 774426 – or bring your own DG box if you have one.
Term dates are as follows:
Fridays 9 Feb, 9 March, 6 April, 11 May 8 June and 20 July.
The workshop runs from 11am till 1pm, followed by a light lunch included in the price.
Who’s it For?
Total beginners! This is for those who have never so much as picked-up a melodeon before. You don’t need prior musical experience, and you don’t need to read music (Ed will teach you to read music as the course progresses). Everyone, all ages, is welcome. Please be assured that Ed is very patient!
It is strongly recommended that you join at the start of the course and come to as many subsequent workshops as possible, so that your progress will be in-line with other participants. Bear in mind that if you’re thinking of joining this group later in the term, you will need prior experience!
We also run groups for Intermediates and Inbetweeners suitable for those with a little, or a bit more, experience.
A founder member of the Devon Squeezebox Foundation, Ed Rennie is passionate about helping people get started – and keep going! He recently published a book and CD ‘The Melodeon Tutor’, a step-by-step approach to unravel the mysteries of the D/G melodeon, and he runs beginners workshops at venues and festivals. For a long time best known as the melodeon player in The Bismarcks, Ed is also a fine singer, and plays bass for the Dartmoor Pixie Band.