This is your opportunity to have personal tuition with Jeremy in the comfort of your own home using live video calling through skype. These lessons are tailor made to suit your requirements, just let Jeremy know what it is you want to learn and the session will be personally tailored for you. There are many different practise phrases and rhythms that Jeremy can teach as well as solo variations and composition techniques. The duration of each skype lesson is usually an hour, however longer sessions can be arranged. A reliable internet connection is required for skype tuition sessions.
This course is suited for beginner and intermediate students. Participants will initially be taught how to tune n'goni, several tuning scales, disassembly and reassmbly of n'goni and how to replace the strings. The course will then continue with playing techniques, several rhythms and improvisations. This course gives people the base understanding of n'goni and several ways to develop your own n'goni playing. Men and women are welcome, limited to 20 participants. The total duration is usually around 4 hours, depending on the size of the group. N'goni can be supplied if needed.
This is your opportunity to have personal tuition with Jeremy in the comfort of your own home using live video calling through skype. These lessons are tailor made to suit your requirements. They are the perfect lesson to refresh information from Jeremy's courses, to ask new questions, to get new practise rhythms, or to get composition and style development coaching. Just let Jeremy know what you want to learn and the session will be personally tailored for you. The duration is usually an hour, however longer lessons can be arranged.
This course is suited for all levels of yidaki playing although it is beneficial to be competent with cyclic breathing. The content includes practising the many individual sounds that Jeremy uses in his playing and multiple ways in which the sounds can be put together to make different types of rhythms. Many practise rhythms are taught and lots of practical distinctions are made. This course gives people all the resources needed to develop their own yidaki playing style. Men and women of all skill levels are welcome, limited to 20 participants. The total duration is around 4 hours.
This course is limited to people who have done the introductory yidaki course as the information builds on that. The content centres on phrases, composition and timing. Different rhythm structures are examined and multiple practise rhythms are taught and developed in this course. Many useful composition and listening principles are also taught. These principles are very useful in refining playing techniques and style development. Both men and women are welcome, limited to 15 participants. The total duration is around 3 hours, depending on the size of the group.
This is an intensive training for people who are serious about deepening their knowledge and skills. 12 hours of tuition delivered over 4 days with plenty of individual excercises given and practise time available, set in a comfortable environment with food and accomodation provided. The content includes practise of individual sounds, phrases and structured composition, freestyle composition and personal style development. This is the complete course to gain an excellent understanding with technique, composition and personal style. Men and women of all skill levels are welcome, limited to 15 participants.
Taonga pūoro are Māori musical instruments from Aotearoa. There are many different types, from shell trumpets, to unique types of flutes, spun instruments and bird callers. They have many different uses, from open entertainment to use in sacred ritual. In this interactive performance seminar, Jeremy speaks about different types of taonga pūoro, their creation legends and how they are made. He demonstrates playing them and invites audience members to play them. Little is known about taonga pūoro outside of Aotearoa, therefore this seminar proves to be interesting, educational and inspiring.
Kōauau are the most common of all the Māori musical instruments. They are cross blown flutes that produce a rich and melodic sound. Kōauau have many uses: from interacting with birds to welcoming new born children into life, sounding spiritual farewells, supporting spiritual and emotional healing, memorising traditional knowledge and sounding love songs. They are usually made from wood or bone. In this workshop Jeremy guides people in making and playing their own kōauau, shaped from pre-made wooden 'blanks' that Jeremy has prepared. The duration is usually 2 or 3 hours.
Porotiti are spinning discs that rotate around two parallel strings. The porotiti is wound around the strings then the player gently pulls on each end of the strings and the instrument winds and unwinds, producing a whirring hum as it rotates. The voice of a spinning porotiti is soothing and can be used for meditation practises. In this course Jeremy guides people to make and decorate their own porotiti, shaped from pre-made wooden 'blanks' that he has prepared. Participants are also taught relevant practical and spiritual uses for their porotiti. The duration is 1 or 2 days.
In this workshop, Jeremy teaches djembe, dundun, sangban, kenkeni and bell patterns to all class participants and solo phrases when appropriate. The workshop centres on technique and timing with emphasis on the overall structure and 'feel' of the rhythms being taught. Men and women of all skill levels are welcome as relevant information is taught to each individual, depending on their skill level. This workshop is usually 3 x 1.5 hour sessions per day over 2 days, with plenty of time made available for individual and group sessions. The workshop is limited to 20 participants. Drums can be supplied.