COVID-19 Note: By a majority vote, September’s class will run as a zoom workshop, organized by Mel Biggs Music.
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.
10.00 – 11.30am: Level 1 (Beginners)
11.45 – 1.15pm: Level 2 (Intermediates)
2.00 – 3:30pm: Level 3/4 (Improvers)
Autumn / Winter 2020: 18 Sept 2020 | 16 Oct 2020 | 20 Nov 2020 | 18 Dec 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. Click here for Terms & Conditions
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