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NGMS-Online Beginners Mandolin

Classes at Holy Corner (Nigel Gatherer's Mandolin School) have been suspended until further notice, but I'll be conducting the class online - see below for details on how to join. This is an adult evening class in Beginners Mandolin. Whether participants have played before or not, I will be treating everyone as if they're picking up an instrument for the first time; it's the only way to be fair to all class members.

During the course we'll be learning the techniques necessary to playing the mandolin, building up a repertoire of tunes, and learning about mandolin music from around the world.


Priority will be given to existing class members, but if there are any spaces and you think you'd like to join the online class, let me know (email me.)

Class Schedule, Term C (April - June 2020)
Date Tunes
21/4 C1 Whiskey in the Jar [TAB] [STD] [MP3]
28/4 C2 Da Boannie Polka [TAB] [STD] [MP3]
5/5 C3 Sine Bhan [TAB] [STD] [MP3]
12/5 C4 Fear a Figue
19/5 C5 The Rowan Tree
26/5 C6 Music Hall Medley 3
2/6 C7 Lucy Farr's Hornpipe [TAB] [STD] [MP3]
9/6 D8 Recap

Class Fees
The current situation has affected everybody in different ways, so I have come up with a range of fees which will hopefully suit everyone. No one will be judged on their choice, so don't let that worry you.
1) Full NGMS Rate

 There is no obligation for anyone to do so, but some people have asked if they could pay the full term rate (8 weeks at £7 per class). Use this button if you're one.

2) Flat Rate

 A flat rate of £5.00 per class for 8 weeks, concession £4.00 per class (concession if, for example, you're on a state pension only).

3) Situational Rate

 If you have been affected by the crisis - if you're self-employed and can't work, for example - I don't want you to be left out. Pay what you can afford, no questions (even if it's zero).

Pay your own rate:

Attending the Class

In order to participate, you need the Zoom app. When it's time for the workshop, by clicking the "Join Session" button on the right, you will be asked if you wish to download Zoom. Agree (it's free and quick to download).

Alternatively, download the app (Zoom Client App for Meetings) in advance:

Zoom Web Site

and you can enter the Meeting ID and Password manually.

Enable your audio and video:

Zoom Web Site


Zoom Web Site

and you'll be ready to start. Most of the time I'll switch everyone's microphone off and you'll only hear me, but every so often I'll switch individuals on and ask how they're doing.

 Join Class
Meeting ID:  961 5856 3715
Password:  857268
Day:  Tuesdays
Time:  9.30-10.20am
Name: Beginners Mandolin
Location:  Online
Day: Tuesdays
Time: 9.30-10.20am
Last update: 25th May 2020 4.30pm

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