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Mel’s Melodeon Club – Monthly Classes (March)

Friday 8 Mar 10am–3:30pm, 2019

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

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  • £35 per session
  • 3 months for £90
  • 6 months for £180

Pay up front for three or six months for a discounted rate.

Booking essential.

New to Halsway Manor – a regular monthly class run over six months 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. Each class is 1.5 hours duration and will run monthly between January and June.

Class Times

10.00 – 11.30am: Level 2 (Improvers)
11.45  –  1.15pm: Level 1 (Beginners)
2.00  –  3:30pm: Level 3/4 (Intermediates)

Class Dates

11 Jan 2019 |  8 Feb 2019 |  8 March 2019 | 12 April 2019 | 10 May  2019 | 7 June 2019 | 6 Sept 2019 | 4 Oct 2019 | 1 Nov 2019 | 13 Dec 2019

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 …..

Click here for Halsway Melodeon Playing Levels.

Complete beginners on this course will learn the basics including getting to grips with things like right and left hand co-ordination and row crossing. For intermediate players there will be plenty on offer to stretch your ability and imagination.

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