When?  Once a week 60 – 90 minuts (except during school holidays). The exact date will be known after the applications are received – presumably on Wednesday afternoons.   Where? Trnovo, Ljubljana   Mentors: Bojan Cvetrežnik, Barja Drnovšek, visiting mentors of Godalkanje   For whom? For all the string players and all players of rhythm section (bass, guitar, ukulele, accordion …)

The workshops are expected to take place on two levels of difficulty and are suitable for all ages:

Namuznjeno Godalkanje: for all of you who master the repertoire for the 3rd grade of lower music school.

Hobi Godalkanje: for all of you who master the repertoire for the 5th grade of lower music school.

 

What? At the Godalkanje group workshops, we teach content that is not yet widely available in our country. We draw mainly from the treasury of violin tunes of different nations. We learn by listening, following chords, performing different techniques (‘chops’, jig, swing, different ornamentation …). We refresh the learned repertoire at street performances and in concert halls. More information and applications: godalkanje@gmail.com

https://youtu.be/XqF0as3CWl8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iPKsJMrg9s&feature=youtu.be
When? From 25th to 29th of June 2019

Where? Music school Laško Radeče, Valvazorjev trg 2, Laško

For whom? For all the string players.

Required level of prior knowledge: sovereign performance of the repertoire for the 2nd grade of lower music school.

For the sixth year in a row, immediately after the end of the school year, Godalkanje will take place in Laško as part of the Romanica Antiqua festival. The mentors will be Bojan Cvetrežnik and Barja Drnovšek. In the case of registered participants with different backgrounds, we will make two groups. We will introduce children to attractive tunes with the desire to strengthen technical stability, a sense of pulse, self-confidence in performance and the joy of playing. We will learn the technique of performing accompaniments by following a written chordal guide typical of jazz music. We will also pay attention to the safe physiological posture of children. We hope that the nice weather will allow us to play also in the nearby park or on the streets. If you have concerns or fears, you can contact us or those who had fear in previous years but no longer know it.

Registration fee: 150 €

We are happy that care for minors will be this year organized again. The organizer offers a favorable opportunity for a stay at the Laško Health Resort.

Last date to sign up is May 31, 2019.
You can watch a recording from last year workshops here.

When? From February 28 to March 4, 2019

Where? Werkstadthaus, Aixerstrasse 72, Tübingen (Germany)

What? Violin technique workshops

At the invitation of Kathryn Doehner (German violinist, founder of the folk camp “Ethno Germany” and the folk project “Folklang”), we conducted five day workshops of violin technique for local violinists at the end of February. The emphasis this time was on the production of a beautiful tone (contact points, bow posture), changing strings, motoric functions of the fingers of the left hand (independent horizontal, ventricular and lateral movement of the finger), natural posture and independence of the body pulse from performance movements.

More information here.  

When? 12th and 13th of April 2019

You can read more about the programme of visiting weekend workshops here:

When? December 12, 2018 from 2 p. m. to 5 p. m.
Sign up until December 25, 2018

Where? The location of the workshops will be known after registration.
Price: 20 €
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This time, the mentor at the short ‘last minute’ workshop will be Wouter Vandenabeele, a Belgian multi-genre violinist, composer and teacher. He is the co-founder of the ‘Fiddlers on the move’ festival in Ghent. Quite some members of Godalkanje are going to the coming festival to participate on workshops with mentors from various countries. Wouter is the founder of the Ola Vogal World Music Orchestra and many other projects that bring together music from different nations and continents. Lately he has also been performing a lot with the African band Tamala. Wouter leads music workshops in various countries. This time, he will present dance tunes from Central and Western Europe. He will also show the connections between traditional dances and musical forms which were primarily intended for dancing.

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When? 23rd and 24th of November 2018

 

You can read more about the programme of visiting weekend workshops here:

When?
Wednesday at 17.45

Where?
Family Center Mala ulica, Prečna ulica 7, Ljubljana

The musical experience is the most we can do for the musical education of our toddlers. Leader of music activities Bojan Cvetrežnik conducts workshops with exceptional patience and humor, mostly with string instruments. Occasionally visiting mentors will invite children into the world of music with natural approaches that especially attract them. We will sing Slovenian folk and children’s songs and perform the rhythm. Whatever lies around us can be used as a musical instrument – and we are not even afraid of “smart” instruments.

https://www.malaulica.si/sl/aktivnosti/godalkanje/

When? 12th and 13th of October 2018

You can read more about the programme of visiting weekend workshops here:

When: 1–3 April 2016

Where: Rimska cesta 2b, Ljubljana

Slovenska verzija

Who: 

Barja Drnovšek graduated at the Carinthian State Conservatorium with Prof Helfried Fister and obtained her master’s degree from the Academy of Music in Ljubljana with Prof Gorjan Košuta.

While pursuing her studies, she found folk music intriguing, which led her to attend various workshops and folk camps (Etno Histeria, Trad. Lockenhaus music workshop etc.). In addition to classical orchestras (SFK Symphony Orchestra, Wiener Jeunesse Orchester, Arseia String Orchestra, MLS, Junge Philharmonie Wien etc.), she has been increasingly engaged in a number of ensembles that play folk music (Symbolic Orchestra, Terrafolk, Ida&Other Bears, Grad gori!, a duet with Bojan Cvetrežnik, Svetlana Makarovič, Baraka etc.). Soon, however, this activity became a profession and she quit her job at a public school and became a freelance musician and a music teacher. She teaches violin and other instruments and holds workshops as part of the educational programmes of the ONE Music Society. In addition, Drnovšek takes part in theatre and puppet performances and works as a session musician recording music for films, cartoons and pop musicians.

What:

BALFOLK

Explore folk dances from those European countries where dancing is part of everyday life, where people do not wear traditional costumes and do not dance to “perform” but rather out of pure joy – everyone, young and old. You will make a journey to France, Italy and Belgium, through Scandinavia and to the Balkans, and learn about the music and the basic steps for the mazurka, schottish, circle circassien, kolo, polska, hanter dro, chapelloise and others. Expand your repertoire with tunes that can inspire our pupils as well as our classical performances. If we play them around the world, someone will definitely move their feet at some point.

Video:

Timetable:

Friday, 6pm–9pm;

Saturday 10am–1pm, 4pm–7pm;

Sunday 10am–1pm, 4pm–7pm, final performance;

Participants are required to attend all workshops of the course.

Price:

150€/workshop ; 450€/yearly participation (90€/workshop)

Deadline for an application:

8 days before each workshop

Deadline for payment :  

September 24th for the yearly participation.

For one course: on the day of the course. 

Yearly participation has to be paid in 3 amounts of 150€ (before the September, November and January courses)

If you wish to be a part of our courses, just send a mail on:   mail.specialcourses@gmail.com  and we will send you an invoice.

When: 4–6 March 2016

Where: Rimska cesta 2b, Ljubljana

Slovenska verzija

Who: 

Bojan Cvetrežnik studied classical music. He obtained his degree in viola performance in the class of prof. Mile Kosi and improved his knowledge in Klagenfurt and Berlin as well as on master classes (with Helfried Fister, Kim Kashkashian, Diemut Poppen, Tabea Zimmermann, Laszlo Barshony, Carol Rodland, Hartmud Rhode, Mathias Buchholz). He started his professional career in classical music as professor of viola and chamber music at the Maribor Music Conservatory, as well as a viola soloist with the Opera Orchestra in Ljubljana. The curiosity of the unknown and his innovative spirit soon led him to exploring various musical styles, learning other stringed instruments and composing his own music, from simple songs to scores for symphonic orchestras. He played with numerous big names of various musical styles, such as Vinko Globokar, Vladko Stefanovski, Neil Innes, Arvid Engegård, Renato Chicco, Simone Zanchini… He worked as production manager of the RTV Slovenia Symphonic Orchestra and the Jenaer Philharmonie. He was a member of the Terrafolk music group when they received the BBC World Music Award, and worked as a violinist soloist in the Canadian artistic theatre Cirque du Soleil. In 2005, he founded the ONE Music Society, committed to the equality of diverse musical expressions. In 2006, he founded the Symbolic Orchestra which brings together over 100 musicians from all over Europe and performs music in extremely diverse cultural environments. Since 2010, he has been intensively working in education of both beginners and professionals as a visiting lecturer but also within the Godalkanje programmes. He teaches elementary classes of violin in the fourth grade of the Waldorf Elementary School. When designing his methodology, he finds the biggest inspiration in self-taught musicians. He invented playful approaches to understanding musical theory, such as ‘Singing Ludo’, ‘Singing Bingo’, tablet applications and other puzzles. He likes to say: “I can only talk seriously to those who understand jokes.”

What:

TRAINING FOR VIOLIN TEACHERS

Understanding and actions in the first learning period, prior to reading notes.

Playing without notes does not mean excluding music theory. Understanding music theory allows self-taught musicians to perform music they acquired by ear on various instruments with a melodic, bass, harmonic or rhythmic role. With my students, we perform the technical placement on the violin consistently with very clear metaphors. Children are able to self-assess the correctness of a particular layout or technique and can thus seek the most suitable way for them to a relaxed play and a good listening control.

Which goals are more effectively achieved in individual, and which in group classes? I do not want to name my work as a new method, because harmful specifications are needed when defining and marketing methods. I wish teachers were flexible enough to be able to quickly write an etude or an exercise for their students, and not only use centuries-old exercises written by the best teachers of the time and intended for their disciples. This said, it is necessary to have clearly defined priorities. I put a strong emphasis on the child’s musical taste, immediate performances and the integration of music in their everyday life and other activities. You are invited to come meet swimming pools, jumpers, swimmers, airports, mountains, lowland, highways, wheels, fish, balloons and so many other fun accessories!

Video:

Timetable:

Friday, 6pm–9pm;

Saturday 10am–1pm, 4pm–7pm;

Sunday 10am–1pm, 4pm–7pm, final performance;

Participants are required to attend all workshops of the course.

Price:

150€/workshop ; 450€/yearly participation (90€/workshop)

Deadline for an application:

8 days before each workshop

Deadline for payment :  

September 24th for the yearly participation.

For one course: on the day of the course. 

Yearly participation has to be paid in 3 amounts of 150€ (before the September, November and January courses)

If you wish to be a part of our courses, just send a mail on:   mail.specialcourses@gmail.com  and we will send you an invoice.