Lessons

We personally feel that it's a good thing to share, so we really like to share our musical knowledge about our instruments and traditional folk music. Teaching is very dear to our hearts and we have a lot of teaching experience. We offer lessons for all levels from beginners to advanced players on the following topics:

  • Nyckelharpa,
  • Irish Bouzouki,
  • Cittern,
  • Folk-Guitar in DADGAD-Tuning,
  • Folk-Music from Sweden and Germany,
  • Ensemble,
  • Other topics are also possible on request!

We offer one-to-one and group lessons. The lessons can take place at our home or online. We have had very good experiences with online teaching so far and have good cameras and microphones to ensure a high video and audio quality.

Interested? Then just send us a mail and we'll discuss the details!

"I was very lucky to find (at first) Björn as teacher for nyckelharpa. Björn and Regina, their lessons and workshops help me a lot to keep at it and and to improve, and without that most likely I would have much less fun with my nyckelharpa. - Claudia R. (Baden-Württemberg, Germany)

Workshops

We also like to teach group lessons and workshops. We've taught workshops for the German Bordun e.V., the Nuremberg Bordundays, Spielkurs Pipenbock and the Dutch Stichting Draailier & Doedelzak, to give a few examples. Björn is also one of the organizers of the Nyckelharpaweekend.

If you'd like to book us for your workshop, then please contact us by mail!

Regular Online-Workshops

Once a month we're offering online-workshops, where we teach a traditional Swedish or German tune. These workshops primarily focus on the nyckelharpa, but other instruments are more than welcome as well!

After each workshop, all participants receive the sheet music and a detailed learning video of the tune, to be able to continue learning after the workshop.

The fee for each workshop is on a "pay what you want" basis between 10€ to 20€, so each participant decides themselves what they'd like to pay. If you'd like to register for these workshops, simply send us a mail.

"I have really enjoyed taking part in Björn & Regina's workshops on Zoom. They have been finding some wonderful tunes to teach us, and I like the way they teach by ear but then send you a video and the dots afterwards. I have been trying to improve my learning by ear and this sort of workshop really helps. They also never mind going over the same phrase as many times as you need until the notes click into place! I'm very much looking forward to their workshops in 2022." - Linda Hall (Wales)
"In Akleja's workshops, nyckelharpa players of all levels get their money's worth. They do not only teach new pieces, but also always offer tips for playing techniques and ornamentations. I especially like the fact that you don't have to be a computer master to participate. Perfect settings are included so that you can get the full listening and viewing pleasure. The additional tutorial video and sheet music invite further learning, so the pieces don't get lost. It is also nice that enough space is given for participants to exchange ideas with each other." - Matthias Z. (Organizer Nuremberg Bourdon Days)