18/09/2015 in News
One to one nyckelharpa lessons available in the southeast/Kent area
As most of you in the community know, I've been playing nyckelharpa for 10 years. I'm also a qualified violin teacher and run fiddle and nyckelharpa workshops at various festivals in the UK. I specialise in Scandinavian music and MC the monthly London Scandi session, but also have an interest in English and French dance music.
I play the nyckelharpa in CGDA (viola) tuning rather than CGCA. This way of tuning has become increasingly popular in the UK, Europe and with some of the younger players in Sweden.
If you are finding playing the nyckelharpa uncomfortable, I can help you explore different ways of holding the instrument. I have chosen, for ergonomic reasons, to adopt the underarm bowing method popularised by Didier François and Eléonore Billy. But note, I can teach you whichever holding method is most comfortable for you.
For more information, please email me on christinesusandyer (at) gmail.com