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Workshop Details

Vocal Workshop:

Experience the energy and joy of Eastern European and Balkan Gypsy singing. Basic songs are taught by ear, with written lyrics and sheet music available for the more complex melodies.

Balkan style singing involves using the voice with freedom and passion, with the nature of the songs naturally lifting the spirit of the singer. Depending on the level and experience of the group, a beginner’s workshop can consist vary between learning easy songs or 4-part vocal harmonies.

Instrumental Workshops:

Music workshops can be tailored to suit every level of playing from lower intermediate to advanced, or mixed level. Musical pieces are taught by ear, with sheet music available to assist with various harmony lines and accompaniments. The repertoire to choose from encompasses Folk and Romany Gypsy music of Hungary, Romania, Former Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Russia and Turkey.

  • A GENERAL MUSIC WORKSHOP is suitable for all instruments.

  • A MASTERCLASS is suitable for bowed string players of advanced level, it will cover the virtuosic solo repertoire.

  • A BAND COACHING workshop can be offered to local bands who are keen to improve their arrangements, their ensemble playing and performance skills.

Percussion Workshop:

This workshop may be booked in combination with others and it is led by Tatcho Drom's percussionist Sass Hoory. These sessions draw on the rich rhythms of South-Eastern Europe of which many are influenced by Turkish and Middle Eastern rhythms. These workshops can be tailored to suit players of any ability. 

Dance Workshop:

This workshop can be booked together with Gundula's music workshops, and is taught by Linda Giogeva Toteva, dancer of Gundula's performance projects. A fantastic opportunity to learn traditional East European and Balkan Gypsy dances in a lively, joyful workshop. Various basic steps and moves will be introduced and practised before moving on to the dances. These workshops, which can be made to suit dancers of any ability, can either focus on the circle and line-dances of various Eastern European countries or the Romany Gypsy performance dance style.

Combination Workshops Projects:

Various workshops can be combined for one comprehensive Balkan education adventure. After the individual workshops, all participants will be brought together for a big session of singing, making music and dancing together.

Vocal Workshop:

Experience the energy and joy of Eastern European and Balkan Gypsy singing. Basic songs are taught by ear, with written lyrics and sheet music available for the more complex melodies.

Balkan style singing involves using the voice with freedom and passion, with the nature of the songs naturally lifting the spirit of the singer. Depending on the level and experience of the group, a beginner’s workshop can consist vary between learning easy songs or 4-part vocal harmonies.

Instrumental Workshops:

Music workshops can be tailored to suit every level of playing from lower intermediate to advanced, or mixed level. Musical pieces are taught by ear, with sheet music available to assist with various harmony lines and accompaniments. The repertoire to choose from encompasses Folk and Romany Gypsy music of Hungary, Romania, Former Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Russia and Turkey.

  • A GENERAL MUSIC WORKSHOP is suitable for all instruments.

  • A MASTERCLASS is suitable for bowed string players of advanced level, it will cover the virtuosic solo repertoire.

  • A BAND COACHING workshop can be offered to local bands who are keen to improve their arrangements, their ensemble playing and performance skills.

Percussion Workshop:

This workshop may be booked in combination with others and it is led by Tatcho Drom's percussionist Sass Hoory. These sessions draw on the rich rhythms of South-Eastern Europe of which many are influenced by Turkish and Middle Eastern rhythms. These workshops can be tailored to suit players of any ability. 

Dance Workshop:

This workshop can be booked together with Gundula's music workshops, and is taught by Linda Giogeva Toteva, dancer of Gundula's performance projects. A fantastic opportunity to learn traditional East European and Balkan Gypsy dances in a lively, joyful workshop. Various basic steps and moves will be introduced and practised before moving on to the dances. These workshops, which can be made to suit dancers of any ability, can either focus on the circle and line-dances of various Eastern European countries or the Romany Gypsy performance dance style.

Combination Workshops Projects:

Various workshops can be combined for one comprehensive Balkan education adventure. After the individual workshops, all participants will be brought together for a big session of singing, making music and dancing together.

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