Where? At 71 Main Street, Birregurra, for all things Zithers & Harps!
As you know, my little enterprise has out-grown the lounge room of Hollyhock Cottage and the moving and setting up of instruments at other venues has become a logistically, tiring affair. Considering my options, the opportunity arose to open the ‘Running with Zithers Centre’ at 71 Main Street Birregurra.
It means plenty of parking, safe access and a universal access toilet.
The beautiful heritage shop will allow me to exhibit, play and teach these lovely instruments. The extra space will also allow me to include other zither-like instruments and educational programs from around the world.
For instance Debbie Center and her ingenious educational program https://worldofharmonymusic.com/how-it-all-started/ Debbie and I have been zither pals for a few years now and as I write, lap harps and her zither music books are winging themselves to Birregurra.
Also on board is Etienne Delavaulx with his ‘revised’ Zithers and teaching aids. Etienne was my very first zither teacher and many of you have already heard or seen his special way of play on his YouTube channel https://youtu.be/QMDh_-o1ghw If this interests you, you will be able to have a go at this kind of play on his revised zithers, at the new Running with Zither Centre.
I will continue my voluntary U3A tutoring on the premises as I’m repeatedly amazed how the zither and their special sheet music opens the world of music to players as they learn music theory almost by stealth.