SC&T Classes 2023

Spring Sing 2023 - find out more

 

We're back LIVE for 2023!!

We're really excited to let you know SC&T are running a 10 week face to face term starting the week beginning 23rd January 2023

Sign-up is OPEN!

What's happening?

In person classes will run for 10 weeks on either a Monday or Tuesday evening starting at 7pm, face to face, in the MacRobert Building on the Aberdeen University campus. In support of the live, face to face tuition, we will continue to use the  the fantastic Thinkific platform where you can access all the lesson material (music/ recordings/ videos etc.).

A small number of classes will be both face to face AND broadcast live online. This is a first for us and we will be working hard to make sure that the experience is great for all learners whether present in person or joining online. 

We will also have an online only options which will take place on Zoom - Mandolin and Tenor Banjo! 

Having trouble with Thinkfic? Check out our Thinkific FAQ's or our 2 Minute Thinkific Tutorial  

Class times?

Classes will run from 7pm - 9pm. with a short break for teas/coffee/chat in the middle.

How much will it cost?

We have kept the fees at £105 for the full 10 week block + concert. This can be paid in one lump sum of £105 for the term or 3 x monthly instalments of £35

You can choose what payment option you prefer when you sign up on Thinkific. 

Over the last few years, SC&T has actively taken steps to ensure that classes are accessible to as many people as possible.  In the past we have offered concessions to specific groups such as those in receipt of a pension or other benefits, as well as sourcing funding for a limited number of free places.  In light of the impact of Covid over the last year we decided to review our approach to ensure that our support is more targeted to include individuals who would be unable to access classes at the full fee.  As a result, we have decided to move away from a standard concession rate for specific groups and instead, try to provide support to those who need this most and who would otherwise be unable to join our classes.

If you feel that your financial circumstances make it difficult for to pay the full fee we would encourage you to contact the office@scottishculture.org and we will consider a reduction. We will not require detailed financial information. We also have a limited number of free places which you may be considered for.

On the other hand, if you would like to give a little bit more, you can also Donate to SC&T.

What if I can't manage all 10 weeks?

In those classes where the lessons are being recorded the video and course materials will be available for you to use through the Thinkific platform if you miss a class.

What's new in 2023.... A Session for Everyone!!!! 

The brilliant Sharon Hassan will lead a session for all every Monday evening before classes start from 6:30pm - 7pm. This will also be in the MacRobert Building (room TBC)
Come along, warm up for your class, play the SC&T Common tunes as well as some other session favourites! It’ll be great fun! There is no additional cost for this.

How do I sign up?

Sign up through our thinkific site.

Sign Up Here

You can find out more about each class by clicking on the links below: 

Thinkific Accounts

If you have not taken part in any SC&T online classes before, you will be required to create a new Thinkific account. 

What does level 1 2 3 mean?

These relate to the ability and level the class is aimed at:

0 = Complete beginner - no experience of your instrument.

1 = Beginner - Have only been playing for a short time.  

2 = Intermediate - Have been playing for a while and can play some tunes

3 = Advanced - Can play and learn tunes competently 

No level indicated = This course is open to all levels but some experience is recommended.  

Having trouble with Thinkfic? Check out our Thinkific FAQ's or our 2 Minute Thinkific Tutorial  

 

Monday Night Classes: Sign Up

 

Fiddle 1 / 2                Carol Anderson         Monday      In person

Whistle 0 / 1              Tiernan Courell         Monday      In person + Online

Whistle 2 / 3              Helen Lynch             Monday      In person + Online

Scots Song                Janice Reavell           Monday       In person

Small Pipes                Dave Wilson             Monday       In person

Mixed Instruments     Sharon Hassan         Monday        In person * 

 

Tuesday Night Classes: Sign Up

 

Guitar 2                      Kevin Clark             Tuesday       In person 

Fiddle 0                       Kerry Alexander      Tuesday       In person 

Fiddle 3                       Hayley Keenan       Tuesday       In person 

Flute                           Tiernan Courell      Tuesday        In person + Online

Mandolin/banjo 2/3    Dagger Gordon       Tuesday       Online  

Keep safe and happy music-making!

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