Traditional Music Summer School
Inspired to learn traditional music or sharpen your skills?
We’ve lined up some master players for our traditional music summer school to help you on your way.
- Tin Whistle
- Flute (timber and silver)
- Guitar (DADGAD and standard tuning)
- Piano Accordion
- Mixed Instruments, including:
Banjo, Button Accordion, Piano Accordion, Concertina and Mandolin
If there is enough interest we may offer dedicated classes for each of these instruments
What You Get
- 3 hours tuition per day for 5 days
- Top class tutors, including:
- Jon Hicks
- Karen Tweed
- Jane Dempsey
- Entry to all tutor recitals
- £130 for adults
- £90 for under 18s
- Family discounts available. Please enquire for details
- Group school and educational discounts will be available. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Early Bird Rates
- £110 for adults
- £80 for under 18s
- Book before the 1st June 2013 to qualify
How To Book
- To book your place at the summer school online click here
- To book by post please send a cheque or postal order to:
Bath Folk Festival, 67 Kelston View, Bath, BA2 1NP
Please include your name, address, telephone number and email address
Caroline Creasey, Whistle Class
Tom Kimber, Fiddle Class
Frequently Asked Questions
When is the summer school taking place?
This year our traditional music summer school will run from Monday 12th – Friday 16th August. Lessons take place between 09:30am and 12:00pm each day.
Do I need to read music?
All of our classes are centred on learning tunes by ear, so there is no need to read music.
What standard do I need to be?
Musicians will be expected to have a basic grasp of their instruments and know their basic scales or chords. Classes will be divided according to ability.
What if I am a complete beginner?
Please contact the festival organisers. If there is enough interest we may be able to offer classes for beginners on selected instruments.
How old/young do I need to be?
All ages are welcome and the classes will all be mixed ages. It is an important part of traditional music for all generations to play together so they can learn from each other.
Are your tutors CRB checked?
Yes, all of our tutors have been CRB checked.
What do I need to bring?
You will need to bring your own instrument to the summer school lessons. We recommend that you also bring a recording device, a pen and paper to get the most out of lessons.
What if I want to learn a traditional instrument that’s not listed here?
Get in touch with us and if there is sufficient interest we will organise additional classes.
Book Your Place Now
Once you have booked your place at the Bath Traditional Music Summer School we will be in touch to find out what instrument class you would like to take and your current standard of playing. Please supply an email address you check regularly when registering. If you would prefer us to contact you by telephone, please email your contact details to email@example.com after registration.