Posted by Guy on Monday, February 1, 2010
I'm very excited because I've just heard that I will be teaching the beginner's banjo course at Sore Fingers Summer School this year.
Here is a quote from their website:Sore Fingers is a five day residential course held in the Cotswolds, during which musicians of all levels can learn and improve their knowledge and skills. It is a complete experience where you can escape the daily routine and immerse yourself in music and fun for a whole week. Many become hooked and return year after year.
It is held over the Easter week which this year falls on the 5th - 9th April.
I can certainly vouch for their claims and have benefitted from going there myself 5 or 6 times. It's a great honour to be chosen as one of their tutors. I will be joined on the beginners course by my Salmagundi partner Dan Norton on guitar and mandolin and Eleanor Cross on Fiddle and upright bass. It's going to be a lot of fun and you'll learn loads.
Please feel free to email me if you want more information or you can visit the Sore Fingers website by clicking here. http://www.sorefingers.co.uk
All the best
Monday, February 1, 2010 @9:43:12 PM
Congratulations! It's a real feather in your cap to be chosen as a teacher.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 @8:51:21 AM
Guy. I did not know such a course existed in the UK :-( . Looks fully booked for this year so maybe next year. Congrats on becoming one of the tutors
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 @12:50:46 PM
To clever for me at the moment Guy, and I guess it's oversubscribed anyway, but many congrats on being a tutor there.
Sunday, February 14, 2010 @10:35:49 AM
Sorry for not getting back to you sooner on this, I've been trying to contact the people who run Sore Fingers, I think they're on vacation somewhere.
As far as I am aware, there are still places available on the beginners class and you would be very welcome on it. You do not need any previous experience to be on this course. It is for beginners and you will be given every encouragement to become better players. The idea is that next year you will be in with the American tutors refining your skills.
If you're still unsure, please feel free to contact me or the organisers and we'll try to answer your questions.
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