For all those with a yearning to learn, join this friendly once-a-month group for beginners, led by Ed Rennie. This is a chance for those at the early stages of grappling with the instrument to get together for group tuition and a bit of encouragement. The price includes lunch (1pm) as part of a sociable session of music and laughs.
From September we’re running two groups. The first runs from 11am, and is our ‘original beginners’ who have now progressed a bit. Then we have a ‘new beginners’ session starting – arrive for lunch at 1pm, then after lunch start from scratch under Ed’s cheerful tutelage.
Who’s it For?
Those beginning to learn the D/G melodeon, no beginner too beginnerish! Ed may have boxes available to borrow – contact him on 01363 774426 if you wish to borrow a box, or to discuss whether this group is for you.
2pm-4pm: Absolute Beginners (timings are approximate)
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.