It’s time to start thinking about Novice Schola 2013 in the Barony of Bergental (Springfield, MA). It is earlier this year (Feb 9th) so I won’t be able to give you as much leeway for dithering about whether or not to teach a class.
Some classes are old favorites and we need those as our backbone. Newer classes that we haven’t had before are also a big draw for our returning students. The only requirement is that it be a beginning class – either the absolute beginning of a topic or skill, or beginning of a more advanced or complicated skill or topic. Most time frames are 1-hour blocks but we can accommodate 2-hour, 3-hour, and all-day classes (although all-day classes are tough to schedule if we have more than one of them). It is unlikely that we will be able to have outdoor classes due to the unpredictability of the weather in early Feb.
I also need to know if there is a class limit (number of students, hands on vs. auditors), age limit, and cost for materials. It is unlikely that many students will be able to bring materials to classes even if advertised ahead of time, so plan on your students needing you to bring tools for them to use and materials to practice on.
There is no special track this year, so anything is welcome. If you are not sure, email your questions to me. Please email me (Lady Barbeta Kyrkeland) at harpnfiddle @ pobox.com (take out the spaces) and put Novice Schola 2013 as the subject.