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Mel’s Melodeon Club – Monthly Club (Jan)

Friday 24 Jan 10am–3:30pm, 2020

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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  • £35 per session
  • £30 per session if paying in advance*

*We offer a discounted rate for anyone paying in advance for a block of 3 sessions or more.

Booking essential.

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. Each class of 1.5 hrs duration, will run monthly through 2020, with a Summer break in July and August.

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

Spring/Summer 2020:
24 Jan 2020 |  28 Feb 2020 |  27 March 2020 | 24 April 2020 | 29 May  2020 | 26 June 2020

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.

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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