An intensive weekend for piano accordion players of all ages and abilities to learn from three great musician/tutors – Paul Hutchinson, Murray Grainger and Jane Ward (beginners). There will be work on technique, repertoire and interpretation of folk tunes in small groups, with time for individual tuition, plus informal evening sessions and a Saturday night tutors’ concert. We have a dedicated tutor (Jane) to work with beginners and help them get the most from the weekend.
Who’s it For?
The course is aimed at piano accordion players of all levels.
“Always a lovely friendly group and great to feel quite comfortable about changing groups if you felt in the wrong place. Inspiring and challenging.” Participant
Paul Hutchinson is regarded as one of the top accordionists in the country due to his unique and refreshing approach to playing. He is the Resident Accordion Tutor at Cecil Sharp House, the home of the English Folk Dance and Song Society, and at Halsway Manor. His keen interest in and knowledge of 17th & 18th century music has resulted in appearances at festivals in the UK, mainland Europe and the USA. Fusion music has always appealed to him since his days in noted Celtic jazzers, Hoover the Dog – now quartet Pagoda provides a vehicle for his own compositions with more than a helping hand from jazz clarinettist, Karen Wimhurst.