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Balkan Ensemble

Learn devilish music from Eastern Europe and the Balkans

Monday´s evenings from 7 til 8.45 pm

Lively sessions of learning and rehearsing a colourful music mix from Eastern Europe and the Balkans, in straight and ‘weird’ time-signatures, from folk and Romani traditions. We study various songs and pieces, famous ‘must-play’ tunes as well as unknown and rare treasures.


Here some videos from the Balkan Ensembles debut performance, 17th March 17 at the City University:


Summer Term 2018 term classes start on Monday the 23rd January. Location: City University, Northampton Square, EC1V 0HB. Nearest tube stations are Angel and Farringon, Kings Cross is also in walking distance. Please get in touch before attending:


The course is suitable for singers and melody instruments of any shape, range and tuning, including plucked strings. We have a piano, so up to 2 pianists can attend. Guitarists/bassists and other accompaniment instrumentalists are welcome as long as they are happy to focus on the above. PERCUSSION is very welcome, please get in touch for details.


The initial teaching is by ear, sheet music and helpful links for all will be distributed electronically throughout the course. Intermediate to advanced level.


The course is ongoing. You can join any time - please get in touch for

mid-term starter fees and catch-up music packs.



City University, Northampton Square, EC1V 0HB.

Precise Location details by email...



  • £100 for 10 classes (1 term) regular online booking

  • or pay in 2 installments of £52

  • £110 for 10 classes (1 term) or £12 for each class - pay cash/cheque in class


please email for more discounts and mid-term start


Online Booking: