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Author:  kenny [ Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:52 am ]
Post subject:  CLAIRE MANN : Online Flute/Whistle Workshops - 12/19 Dec.

FluteFling Online Traditional Flute & Whistle Workshops - 12 and 19 December 2020

The COVID situation makes the Aberdeen FluteFling we'd normally have at this time of year impossible. As an alternative we've arranged a virtual workshop mini series with Claire Mann as the tutor. Those of you who were at the 2018 FluteFling in Edinburgh in 2018 will know what a skilled, popular and entertaining tutor Claire is.

The workshops will cater for both flute and whistle. They will be delivered, via Zoom, from Claire's house, near Newton Stewart in SW Scotland, and will take place over two consecutive weekends with a morning and afternoon part each day. There is an additional opportunity to be part of a group video performance, based on material featured in the workshops.

Claire will teach by ear but sheet music will be provided and a recording will be available in advance.

More details of the workshops and ticketing are available here:
http://www.flutefling.co.uk/scottish-fl ... mber-2020/

Examples of Claire's playing here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVV_935wS8w
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70A4Pgp ... S3&index=3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVYHOLJ0aHQ

Author:  stiofan [ Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:03 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: CLAIRE MANN : Online Flute/Whistle Workshops - 12/19 Dec

Alas, start time would be 2:30 *AM* here on the west coast of the US. So...how to send my housemates away for the weekend so I can make flutey noises at that hour. Looks like a great event.

Author:  kenny [ Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:05 am ]
Post subject:  Re: CLAIRE MANN : Online Flute/Whistle Workshops - 12/19 Dec

Hi Stiofan, there have been a few similar enquiries to yours from musicians outwith the UK timezone, and the organisers are trying to find a way to work round it, by possibly recording the lessons/discussions and making them available to access at a later date. I'll make a few enquiries and get back to you ASAP.
Regards, Kenny

Author:  gbyrne [ Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:30 am ]
Post subject:  Re: CLAIRE MANN : Online Flute/Whistle Workshops - 12/19 Dec

Just signed up. Looking forward to it. Something to break Covid lockdown blues.

Best wishes
G

Author:  Bcoopmando [ Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:54 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: CLAIRE MANN : Online Flute/Whistle Workshops - 12/19 Dec

Hi,
This looks interesting however I have only been playing the flute for 7 months!
Do you think I would benefit from from these workshops? Also will they be recorded to enable viewing after the actual workshop? I live in a Canada and 4:30 in the morning would be difficult for my lovely spouse!
Cheers

Author:  kenny [ Thu Nov 19, 2020 4:25 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: CLAIRE MANN : Online Flute/Whistle Workshops - 12/19 Dec

Hi Stiofan - I got this reply from the organiser :

"Hi Kenny,
Thanks for the update on C&F. Planned workaround for those who have a time difference problem (and those who have an internet, Zoom or hardware malfunction on the day) is to have a video recording of each workshop available on Google Drive for a specified period after each workshop. We're just nailing down the final details of how this will work. As soon as that's done Gordon will edit the FluteFling website to reflect the fact this facility will be available".

Hope that might help.

"Bcoopmando" - also, see above. It is always difficult to accommodate different levels of ability, even more so if an event is not "face-to-face". My gut feeling is that it would be worth your while, but I will make an enquiry on your behalf, and get back to you.

GByrne - thanks very much for signing up. We appreciate your support.

A' the best, Kenny

Author:  Bcoopmando [ Thu Nov 19, 2020 4:59 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: CLAIRE MANN : Online Flute/Whistle Workshops - 12/19 Dec

Thanks Kenny

Author:  stiofan [ Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:51 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: CLAIRE MANN : Online Flute/Whistle Workshops - 12/19 Dec

Kenny: Thanks for enquiring about the video recording option. I'm just coming back to flute playing after a hiatus of a few years, so I'd also be curious about the skill level issue. But I'd probably sign up for the class anyway, just to glean what I can from Claire's instruction.
cheers,
Stephen

Author:  kenny [ Sat Nov 21, 2020 3:54 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: CLAIRE MANN : Online Flute/Whistle Workshops - 12/19 Dec

Reply from Claire :

"Hi Folks,

I think the two enquiries from Chiff and Fipple would definitely get something from the workshops. Material wise isn't going to be too technically challenging and I'll cover a good bit of technique too. They'll have the music etc in advance too".

Hope this helps,
Best wishes, Kenny

Author:  Bcoopmando [ Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:22 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: CLAIRE MANN : Online Flute/Whistle Workshops - 12/19 Dec

Have you decided to record the sessions so that they could be viewed by those in odd alternate time zones?
Thanks for thinking of us!

Author:  kenny [ Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:09 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: CLAIRE MANN : Online Flute/Whistle Workshops - 12/19 Dec

"The workshops will be recorded so that ticket holders can revisit them. Handy if you can't attend them all or are in another time zone."
Recent "Tweet" from Gordon Turnbull.

Author:  Bcoopmando [ Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:25 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: CLAIRE MANN : Online Flute/Whistle Workshops - 12/19 Dec

I don’t seem to understand the term “concession”.
What is the difference between this and the “general” option?
Thanks again!

Author:  kenny [ Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:09 am ]
Post subject:  Re: CLAIRE MANN : Online Flute/Whistle Workshops - 12/19 Dec

I think this is correct, and can check the exact categories if you want. The "concession" rate is a reduction in the charge made available to people who may be unemployed, under 16 or over 65 years of age.

Author:  Bcoopmando [ Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:39 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: CLAIRE MANN : Online Flute/Whistle Workshops - 12/19 Dec

I guess that applies to my well aged self!!
Thanks for the clarification Kenny

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