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February 2018

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music training ~ classes workshops and seminars

holistic and confidence-building music training

 

Over the last 25 years Dan has taught well over 6,000 musicians and singers of all levels, from novice to professional, and he has taught at festivals in many parts of the USA.

Students have travelled from all over Europe and beyond to attend his transformative singing course, which received amazing feedback.  He has even coached a pop singer, who promptly rose to no.1 in the UK charts.

To Dan, music is more than the just dots on the page.  Posture, emotion and mindset also play their part.  Indeed, your body language and how you think and feel about the music are key to an engaging performance.

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dulcimer starter session

dulcimer starter session

 

level

  • pitched at your level ~ depending upon your experience with the dulcimer, other instruments and music generally

 

topics

  • a health-check on your instrument to make sure it is working as it should
  • posture for comfort and to avoid health issues
  • best practice playing techniques
  • an introduction to Tablature notation
  • an introduction to modes and tunings
  • the huge potential of the dulcimer – songs, airs & instrumentals
  • your big decision DAA or DAD ~ the pro’s and cons of each and their far reaching ramifications

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tree and stage backdrops

For UK concerts Dan can bring his tree backdrop – to enhance the visual appeal of the stage – and for local concerts to Olney, he can also bring the blue background panels (they fill the car and require a separate trip) – the panels not only look good and hide instrument cases but they also absorb noise and help with the sound on stage.

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Lavendon concert with Rebecca & Andy

Sun 18th Feb 2018 – 2:30 – 5:30pm

Lavendon Village Hall, near Olney

another sell-out concert

‘The three of you were a great success, as you could obviously see from the audience’s reaction at the end of your numbers.  Speaking to many of them before the event, very few knew what they were in for, because they did not know what a dulcimer was.  They do now!   It’s the first time we have had a sell-out in the hall and that was without your Olney following, who had heard you a few months previously.’  John Salter – event organiser