A regular monthly class for anyone interested in learning to play the Melodeon at beginner through to intermediate level. Tutor Mel Biggs will guide you in learning to master the basics and improve your skill and technique. Due to Covid-19, the first three classes of 2021 will run online via zoom (book direct with Mel). We hope to be back at the Manor from April, but we’ll keep this under review.
Zoom Class Times (Book Direct with Mel)
Fridays: 22 Jan | 19 Feb | 19 March | 23 April | May – no class | 18 June | 23 July
Who’s it For?
Everyone interested in learning to play Melodeon and existing players of the D/G melodeon (diatonic button accordion). Sessions are organised by skill level. To find which skill level you are at please check the link below, or feel free to contact Halsway for advice.
Mel Biggs is a leading light in the world of melodeon teaching and is passionate about introducing beginners to the Melodeon as well as raising the skill of more practiced players. She’s known for her perceptive, patient and mindful manner in teaching groups and individuals, both on and offline. Having been teaching since 2009, Mel has an ever expanding toolkit of techniques at her disposal which she adapts to every new teaching scenario; expect a bespoke blend of learning-by-ear, call and response playing, analogies, visualisations and pattern recognition, tune deconstruction and notation in moderation. Mel is a consummate performer, vocalist and accompanist and can be seen on stage as one third of Anglo-European trio Moirai and playing for the vibrant Harlequin Morris