Saturday afternoon flute and whistle workshops in Edinburgh are set to continue following a successful Autumn trial, with a further three dates confirmed.
In addition, I will be directly in touch with those who have expressed an interest in beginner whistle classes and a slower flute and whistle workshop to explore date options. Please note that these will be on a Saturday.
Future dates will take place on the third Saturday of the month and will be announced once the annual FluteFling Weekend dates have been finalised. The monthly workshops will be limited to 15.
Only two weeks to go to the November workshop, but if you’re thinking of coming along, there are just 5 places left. I know a few people have shown interest but have yet to sign up, so don’t be disappointed.
For the first part we’ll be looking at phrasing and the use of Bb on an unkeyed D instrument in a tune. Don’t worry, it’s a slow melody and if you have a Bb key on your flute you’ll be fine. We will also think about F naturals and G# using the same melody transposed.
I have yet to decide on a tune for the second focus, but the use of pulse and variation are likely to feature.
I hope you can make it and can also join us afterwards for a tea, coffee or something stronger at a cafe/ bar around the corner.
FluteFling returns to Edinburgh this Autumn with a series of three workshops on traditional flute and whistle playing led by Gordon Turnbull. The afternoon workshops will take place at Tribe Porty in Portobello and evolve out of both the successful regular fortnightly classes that had previously taken place up to 2015 and the popular ongoing all-day annual Scottish Flute Day events that will return in 2017.
The workshops will take place on:
Saturday 8 October
Saturday 19 November
Saturday 17 December
There will continue to be a relaxed, supportive and informal style to the teaching, which will not only help develop repertoire from Scotland, Ireland and beyond, but also focus on aspects of technique. As before, the workshops are open to adults already playing whistle, low whistle or wooden flute in D as well as metal classical flutes (Boehm sytem).
Musicians returning to the instrument after a break are most welcome, but the workshops are unfortunately not suitable for complete beginners at this stage.
You can find out more about the workshops on the dedicated page of the reorganised web site, including online booking details.
I hope to be able to accommodate beginners in the near future; if interested, please get in touch and also sign up to the FluteFling Newsletter
Classes for traditional flute and whistle in Portobello, Edinburgh are set to return this Autumn but details are currently on hold until September.
I am looking into options for resuming flute and whistle classes in Portobello, Edinburgh this coming Autumn but this continues to be tricky due to personal circumstances, albeit different ones from the past year. I expect this to become clearer over the coming few weeks so will have more news in September.
Regular group sessions
I am currently considering monthly Saturday workshops or fortnightly evening classes (as before) and while I have a venue in mind, will need to confirm this.
Unfortunately I am unable to offer individual tuition at this stage. This is purely due to time.