Alasdair and Natalie will return to host their fifth workshop at the Ashokan Center. World-class Scottish traditional musicians and teachers, their workshops are a fantastic learning experience and tremendous fun for all.
Join us for the weekend…from Friday dinner through Sunday lunch. Tuition includes Alasdair and Natalie’s special concert on Sunday, May 5 at 3pm. If you can’t make the weekend, be sure not to miss the concert.
The workshop is geared towards intermediate and advanced players. Alasdair and Natalie begin by working with everyone together using an effective group teaching approach designed to carry players of all levels to new heights. Each player has the opportunity to learn both melody and accompaniment with coaches on hand to offer accessible remedial sessions. Then later in the weekend Alasdair and Natalie also host separate fiddle and cello break out sessions.
While tunes and techniques are taught, there’s a strong emphasis on self-expression, finding your inner musician and bringing the music to life, rather than just playing the notes. Though the weekend is geared towards intermediate and advanced players, less experienced musicians are welcome to attend and record classes, enjoy the wonderful music, and take part in the lively dancing and musical fun.