Thinking Outside The Box III: BOOKING NOW OPEN!

After two EXTREMELY successful events in Winster and Whittonstall, Thinking Outside The Box is back for its third outing!

Check out this video of the TOTBII workshop in May 2018:


TOTB III will focus on how to make your playing sound more interesting. We’ll be looking at how to use the left hand in a more varied way, how to add in harmony at the same time as melody on the right hand and exploring different ideas about ornamentation. As usual, this will all be based around one template tune which will be sent out in advance of the workshop so you can prep the basics.

VENUE: The Burton Institute, W Bank, Winster, Matlock, DE4 2DQ.

COST: £40pp (full payment at time of booking to secure your place). Only 25 places available.

ABILITY LEVELS: Beginners, improvers, more experienced players welcome. This event is not suitable for absolute beginners.

LUNCH: circa £6 per head ordered in from local pub (TBC) or you can BYO. 

ACCOMMODATION: There are plenty of options locally in Winster and surrounding areas.

BOOKING & PAYMENT: Please register your interest for the event with an email to:

(bank details will be sent to you for payment via BACS) 

FACEBOOK: Join the discussion over in the Facebook event.

Make a weekend of it!

On Saturday 20th the Derbyshire Melodeon Playgroup III event will be hosted at the same venue. This is a low key day of teaching workshops, advice and discussions catering for absolute beginners, beginners and improvers. Tutors for the day are myself, Steve Dumpleton and Vicky Cooper.

Simon Lockwood is heading this event. If you would like to do both events, please let either myself or Simon know.

Stay up to date…

Keep an eye over on the TOTBIII page for updates and resources nearer the time.