Music seems to be a bit of a theme on the blog at the moment. An old friend from Ultraversity days, Sarah Hackett, got in touch recently to tell me about her new venture. Sarah did some fine research (First Class in fact!) for her final year project on using Moodle and video coaching to work with groups learning folk fiddle. If you are going to TeachMeet08 North East London edition you might be lucky enough to hear her talk about it.
Her new venture takes that work and extends it out to a wider audience:
Folk Fiddle lessons online
Learn OnLine 4 life and Laugh Out Loud 4 Life
Learn Folk Fiddle tunes by ear and and improve your aural skills, memory, musicianship, awareness of harmony, violin technique, appreciation of musical form and structure, and enjoy practical application making sense of music theory in a logical way. Most importantly though – have a great deal of fun and get involved in a really sociable activity!
Sarah’s work is always innovative and interesting. She provides a flavour of what people can expect:
A free course of online lessons
I have posted videos for the tune Trip To Matlock that you can access without charge so that you will be able to get an idea of what to expect.
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The site is great for individuals or could be used by schools groups. Sarah’s charges are very reasonable and you’d certainly be getting expert coaching.