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Mel’s Melodeon Club – Monthly Class (July)

Friday 23 Jul 11am–1pm, 2021

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

Course Enquiry

  • Halsway Manor will not share your details with any third parties.

  • £35
  • £42 workshop + lunch

After 2 years, Mel has decided that this is the right time to move on from teaching regular sessions at Halsway, and concentrate on other projects in her busy teaching and performing career.

For her final session, following months of Zoom, we’re planning a 2-hour mixed-ability workshop at Halsway, either socially distanced, or outdoors / in the marquee if the weather allows. We’ll look at learning and playing something new all together and, if time allows, there will be a slow session to play through favorites learned over the past year on Zoom.

If you wish you can stay for lunch; please book this in advance.

Who’s it For?

Everyone who’s been to one of Mel’s classes, or any players of D/G melodeon (diatonic button accordion) who fancy coming along!

The Tutor

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