Advanced Fiddle with Hanneke Cassel
September 14 - October 18, 2010
Tuesdays [8:00 pm - 9:15 pm] Sept. 14, 28, Oct. 12, 19, 26 $110 / $90 The focus of these courses will be to explore traditional and contemporary Scottish and Cape Breton music. We will learn about the elements that characterize these styles of fiddle music--bowings, grace notes, and others. Tunes will be taught by EAR, and students are asked to bring a recording device to class. Similar material will be taught in both the intermediate and advanced classes, the difference being the rate at which the students learn. "Exuberant and rhythmic, somehow both wild and innocent, delivered with captivating melodic clarity and an irresistible playfulness," says the Boston Globe about Hanneke Cassel's playing. Such charismatic fiddling has brought the native Oregonian many honors and awards. She is the 1997 U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion, she holds a Bachelors of Music in Violin Performance from Berklee College of Music, and she has performed and taught across North America, Europe, New Zealand, Australia, and China. Classes are held at 26 Church Street. Please ring the buzzer downstairs and come up to the third floor. For more information, call Sarah at 617-491-2382.