Melodeon Playgroup

4th - 6th February 2022

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Generously sponsored by Acorn Instruments.

Please email to request a place for Melodeon Playgroup 2022






Absolute Beginners and Beginners will pay a fixed fee of £20.


Improvers will be asked to pay a fixed fee of £30. This allows us to improve your learning experience by limiting the class size while being able to pay our professional tutor, Andy Cutting,  a realistic fee for teaching.


As we are a non-profit making organisation, if you do sign up we ask that if you cannot attend for any reason you let us know as soon as possible so that we can offer your place to someone else. You will receive a refund provided we can find another player to take their place.


The workshops currently have reduced places to enable us to maintain safe social distancing, with a reserve list if we find we can increase numbers nearer the time. Please do book your place quickly if you want to attend.


If you are unable to attend please give us as much notice as you possibly can so that someone else can take your place.  We operate on a goodwill basis and we are sure that you will too.


We are sure you will agree that these prices represent excellent value for money – a full day of workshops plus evening sessions.


Please refer to the outline playing levels below when signing up for your class:


Absolute Beginners – this is for the newest of the new players – those who have never picked up a box, or maybe you’ve tinkered around a bit but can’t get through your first tune reliably yet?  Or maybe you are really just too nervous to join the beginners class just yet. Absolute beginners will give you a gentle introduction to the wonders of the Squeezebox. Loan melodeons available by prior arrangement


Beginners – this class represents the origins of Playgroup and is the reason the Playgroup initially started. You’re ready for this class if you can play a few simple tunes, or have limited or no experience of playing tunes with others. You will probably have some experience of playing basses. Not yet really exploring row crossing.


Improvers – this class was started for playgroupers who kept wanting to come back but were now more competent players. Suitable for previous attendees to the beginner class or those at a similar level you will probably have been playing for a year or so, be pretty confident using basic oom-pah basses, and you’ll probably have begun to explore the use of row crossing and be able to play a number of tunes independently

You are strongly advised to wait for email confirmation of your place before booking accommodation