Laurel Swift 

Musician, Composer, Dancer, Project Maker

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Learn Folk Music By Ear



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Thursdays 14, 21, 28 Jan, 4, 11, 25 Feb, 4, 11, 18, 25 Mar 2021


6:30-7:30pm - Beginner/Intermediate 

For those new to playing by ear, or comfortable playing by ear but new to trying out variations and stylistic details. There will be plenty of repetition for those who find the tunes harder, paired with lots of opportunity to try out style points, accompaniment, harmony!  


8:00-9:00pm - Intermedidate / Advanced 

For those confident learning by ear and keen to learn what to do with the tunes now you have them! For intermediate players who want more challneging tunes and advanced players who want to develop their style.  Again, there will be plenty of repetition for those who find the tunes harder, and lots of opportunity to try out style points for those who find them easier!  


Current Series:

Thursdays 8, 15, 22, 29 Oct, 12, 19, 26 Nov, 3 Dec 2020


The workshops are hosted on zoom. To see the class, you need the app on a computer or tablet. Zoom is free and you don't need a subscription.


The paypal link includes a charge to cover paypal costs. To pay by BACS or cheque please email:

laurelswiftfolk @ gmail. com (remove spaces


I'm running a series of workshops online, giving anyone who wants to a chance to learn new tunes and improve their ear skills or style - or even just keep playing whilst mainly at home.

All levels and all instruments welcome.  Audio, notation and catch up video supplied after class!


Photo by Rhapsody Road Photography