Welcome: Mel’s Approach

(Intro/Outro Tune: ‘Ufton Court Schottishe’ by Mel Biggs written for Jenny & Dave’s wedding, 2014)


You’ll have FUN whilst you’re learning!

This is a fun instrument and I want you to grow to love it just as I do! My teaching approach, The Mel Method, will guide you towards a ‘physical’ understanding of your instrument by building muscle memory.

I encourage ‘mindful observation’ of the way your body interacts with the instrument as you play. By learning in this way, you’ll take account of what your fingers, arms and bellows are doing, be able to make judgements on accuracy, and limit mistakes – or as I put it, “become the boss of your fingers!”

You can read more about The Mel Method in this post