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Ed’s Box Club – Inbetweeners & Improvers

Friday 23 Mar 11am–4pm, 2018

To make a booking enquiry please complete the form below. We will contact you to confirm availability and complete your booking.

Course Enquiry

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  • £30

Includes lunch. Please book your place in advance.

A fun and friendly group for those learning the D/G melodeon. This once-a-month group is led by Ed Rennie, offering group tuition and encouragement. The price includes lunch (1pm).

Further dates include:
Fridays 20 April, no club in May, 29 June, 20 July.

We’re running two groups as follows:

11am-1pm: Improvers
(1-2pm: Lunch)
2-4pm: Beginner/Improvers

Ed usually has boxes available to borrow by prior arrangement – contact him on 01363 774426 if you wish to borrow a box, or to discuss whether this group is for you.

Who’s it For?

Our Improvers group has been running since March 2016. We have been playing a variety of musical styles and rhythms, working across both rows, and playing left hand basses and chords.

Out Beginner/Improvers group began in September 2017 and are making great progress! They are starting to put both hands together, and to cross the rows.

We also started a group for total beginners, dates as follows:
Fridays (11am-1pm, followed by lunch): 9 Feb, 9 March, 6 April, 11 May 8 June and 20 July.
These are for people who’ve never even picked-up a melodeon before, but bear in  mind that if you’re thinking of joining this group later in the term, you will need prior experience!

The Tutor

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.