Welcome to my teaching website. My name is Vicki Swan and this is the resource bank for all my students online and 'In Real Life'. You'll find lessons teaching tunes, technical exercises, scales, sessions to play along with. Some things are open access - but unless you have an account you won't see how much material is actually here. I call this my Virtual Music Room - or VMR for short.
I am a fully qualified teacher specialising in instrumental teaching with a masters in online education and draw on all of my past skills, experience and training to help people improve their nyckelharpa playing. Good technique is the most important thing and from there you can develop your own personality in your music. Although I am C tuned on my main nyckelharpa I also play tuned in fifths. (So D tuning not a problem!)
Gaining access to the site is either by monthly subscription or by being a student. There are two levels of subscription £5 and £10. The only difference is what you feel you can afford. Every week you will get an email update of what has been added that week (this is so in the blog). Every two weeks I publish a session for you to play along with. There are always lessons accompanying the tunes and the sessions stay up forever so you can enjoy past sessions. There is also a secret section with subscriber extras, these can be workshops or concerts we have given in the past but happen to have kept the video.