Irish Traditional Instruments for Children – Backers Club

guitar classes at the irish cultural centre


Backers club (How to accompany Irish Traditional Music) with Tad Sargent.

The ICC are delighted to announce a new class this year entitled 'How to accompany Irish Traditional Music'.

Instruments that can be covered will be:
Guitar (DADGAD tuning)
Bouzouki (GDAD tuning)

Students will be able to choose an instrument they want to focus on. Except the piano, they must come in with their own instrument.

Lessons will cover:
Basic knowledge of keys played in Irish music
Colour coded system of learning keys and progressions
Rhythm techniques and dynamics
Tune/melody studying from an accompanists perspective
History of backing styles in traditional Irish music

TIMES | Saturdays 10.00AM - 11.00AM

VENUE | Irish Cultural Centre, 5 Black's Road, Hammersmith , London W6 9DT

PRICE £50 (online course fee)

AGE 8+

Summer Online Term 2020*

Continuation classes will run from Saturday 11th July - 29th August.
Please see below for registration and payment.

*Due to the ongoing impact of Covid-19 this term will be taught online until otherwise advised.

Due to lessons following a yearly curriculum, tutors will not be able to accept any beginners who did not attend the previous terms. Beginners classes will commence in August.

The class fee is £50.

Payments are handled by PayPal. There is an option to pay by credit or debit card and you do not require a PayPal account.