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Bath Bluegrass SchoolThe Bath Bluegrass Music School is a group of professional bluegrass musicians from the United Kingdom who have come together to provide private instrumental tuition for all ages and abilities on bluegrass and clawhammer banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar and Dobro. The school is also able to put together workshops for schools and events.

The School is comprised of John Breese, Charlotte Carrivick and Laura Carrivick who are well-known faces on the British bluegrass scene, with many years of performing and teaching experience between them.

Please have a good look around their website and feel free to contact them for further information. You can find the contact details for the school as a whole at the top of every page, or contact the individual tutors via the relevant instrument pages.

The Instructors:

John Breese is our bluegrass banjo teacher. John currently teaches and performs full time after completing his Masters Degree in Music at the University of Southampton. John has many years of experience as a workshop leader and in teaching one-to-one lessons to all ages. Past projects have included running Bristol Bluegrass Day’s banjo workshop, organising and teaching in the BBMA tuition tent, acting as a teaching assistant at Sore Fingers Summer School 2011 and working with Young Folk Award finalists, Jaywalkers, in a project bringing Bluegrass music into schools around Gloucestershire. John has been booked to teach at the internationally renowned Sore Fingers Summer School in Easter 2012.
Fiddle, Dobro
Laura Carrivick is the fiddle and Dobro teacher. Aside from teaching, Laura is a professional musician touring full time all over the UK and abroad with The Carrivick Sisters and also works as a recording session musician. Laura has a grounding in classical violin but became interested in bluegrass at an early age. She has had several years teaching experience, working privately from home, as a teacher in the BBMA tuition tent, and also doing workshops at festivals and in primary schools.
Guitar, Mandolin, Clawhammer Banjo
Charlotte Carrivick teaches guitar, mandolin and clawhammer banjo. Charlotte is a professional musician and tours internationally with The Carrivick Sisters. She started out teaching herself classical guitar as a child, becoming interested in bluegrass in her early teens. She is among the top bluegrass mandolinists in the country and is also a keen classical player, having been taught by the late Alison Stevens. Charlotte has been teaching mandolin for a number of years both privately, and as part of the BBMA tuition tent.

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