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Budge

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Melodeon Playgroup North East I
« on: January 31, 2017, 12:30:50 PM »

Our first Playgroup will be held in Ebchester (County Durham) on Saturday 20 May. This village is in the hills between Newcastle, Durham and Hexham, has a good bus service from Newcastle, with some hotels in the area and a nearby caravan site. It will be led by Theo Gibb, Dave Gray and Owen Woods with support from Pete (Acorn). We'll have some boxes available for "absolute" absolute beginners. I'll post more information soon.
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Re: Melodeon Playgroup North East I
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2017, 10:57:18 AM »

What is the plan, is it just intended for beginners or will it be of interest to more experienced players as well?
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Re: Melodeon Playgroup North East I
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2017, 02:09:26 PM »

Hi Tufty

Yes it is firmly aimed at beginners and recent beginners.  People who've just got their first instrument, or have only been playing a short while.  And complete beginners including people who don't yet have an instrument and want to try. There will be loan instruments available for the absolute beginners class.  The idea is to get aspiring players onto the first rung of the learning ladder and to help newish players get a bit more confidence.
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Re: Melodeon Playgroup North East I
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2017, 03:39:11 PM »

Thanks, if I can help in any way on the day let me know.
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Re: Melodeon Playgroup North East I
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2017, 04:25:12 PM »

I would also have offered to help, but unfortunately I have a gig that day. However, I hope it is brilliantly successful.
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Re: Melodeon Playgroup North East I
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2017, 04:54:07 PM »

Good to know they are being catered for by such a team. If you lot can't inspire them they might need a different hobby.
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Re: Melodeon Playgroup North East I
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2017, 08:58:07 PM »

Best wishes!
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Re: Melodeon Playgroup North East I
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2017, 11:52:35 PM »

Nice posts Guys. We lost a few posts in the server changeover last night. I'll summarise them to confirm receipt.
Summerstars and Edward Jennings are attending. PlayandTeach might be attending. Theo confirmed that  there would be no advanced materials for absolute beginners as they must start from scratch.
I'll post more details next week.
Cheers. Nigel.
       
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Re: Melodeon Playgroup North East I
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2017, 08:39:12 AM »

Just to say that I won't inflict myself on this one as I fall between two stools, neither helper nor beginner. But I do hope it's the start of something ongoing.
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Re: Melodeon Playgroup North East I
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2017, 04:29:35 PM »

We're starting to roll. Details are attached. Our facebook page and website will follow. To date, 1 Beginner and 4 Improvers are coming.
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Re: Melodeon Playgroup North East I
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2017, 08:03:06 AM »

 (:) brilliant .... sure it will be a great success  :||: :|||:    hopefully there will be more NE playgroups as I'd love to attend but can't get to this one  :(
  Have downloaded the flyer to take to a local music group where there's at least one melodeon beginner who could be interested.
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Re: Melodeon Playgroup North East I
« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2017, 04:01:41 PM »

(:) brilliant .... sure it will be a great success  :||: :|||:    hopefully there will be more NE playgroups as I'd love to attend but can't get to this one  :(
  Have downloaded the flyer to take to a local music group where there's at least one melodeon beginner who could be interested.
Thanks Ann. This is also intended for absolute beginners, ie they've not played before and may not even possess a box. It's great that you're spreading the news. I'll create a small one page flyer which could help to wet appetites. I'm sorting out the facebook page now. If successful, this event might run annually as we don't want to clash with the other Playgroups.
By the way, we are starting a completely separate Melodeon Group session for all-comers with the first session in March in Newcastle. I'll post news tomorrow.         
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Re: Melodeon Playgroup North East I
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2017, 02:03:02 PM »

We now have a facebook page "Melodeon Playgroup - North East I". The revised attached flyer contains this link but I now realise that Guests cannot see attachments. It can be downloaded from the facebook page. Details of our website will follow.
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Re: Melodeon Playgroup North East I
« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2017, 02:46:15 PM »

We now have a facebook page "Melodeon Playgroup - North East I". The revised attached flyer contains this link but I now realise that Guests cannot see attachments. It can be downloaded from the facebook page. Details of our website will follow.
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This is because you have created a group, not a page. With a page anyone on FB could see the files.

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Re: Melodeon Playgroup North East I
« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2017, 02:55:22 PM »

We now have a facebook page "Melodeon Playgroup - North East I". The revised attached flyer contains this link but I now realise that Guests cannot see attachments. It can be downloaded from the facebook page. Details of our website will follow.
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This is because you have created a group, not a page. With a page anyone on FB could see the files.

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