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What students say...
'I am so glad to have found Poynton Music School as a mature student. It's never too late to learn. I have been enjoying a range of group guitar classes for a year now and I'm now tempted by the ukulele. It's great to have clear guidance from Rik to enable us to have fun playing a range of songs together'.
(Hev Taylor, Guitar)
'I've done a few of Rik's courses and they never disappoint! I'm on the improvers ukulele course at the moment and really enjoying it. The classes give just the right amount of challenge to keep me working hard to better my skills and techniques. Also, it's great fun to play with a group of like-minded people'.
(Brenda Griffin De Tapa, Ukulele)
Rik Roberts offers 1 to 1 tuition in the mandolin at Poynton Music School, in the education block of The Centre in Poynton.
A little more difficult than the ukulele, the mandolin is a rewarding instrument to learn, and you will never be short of offers to play with others in duos, bands or larger groups!
The instrument has the same tuning as the violin, and for that reason it is often played by fiddle players in folk groups.
Whilst we often associate the mandolin with folk music, it has a proud heritage in classical music. Vivaldi wrote a mandolin concerto, and there are various roles for the instrument in operas and other classical pieces, mostly from the baroque era.
You will learn both chords and melodies, covering a wide range of traditional and contemporary folk music, and other styles.
Lessons can be paid on a weekly basis or in blocks of 5 or 10.
£18 for 30 minutes
£24 for 40 minutes
£34 for 60 minutes