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Adam Doughty and Kath Pickering

UK Tel:  01600 750600

UK Mobile: 07758616773

Senegal Mobile: +221774895368

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Oak Cottage

Norton Skenfrith

Abergavenny

NP7 8UB

Kath has a BA (Hons) in Creative Sound & Music and does the website and publicity, the filming and recording, the organising and administration.  

She is also a slowly improving kora student, so well-qualified to help and sympathise with total beginners!

 

Adam is the kora maestro of the team, a talented musician, a patient teacher, and a highly skilled kora maker.  Over 20 years of obsession with the kora has produced someone with a wealth of experience and skill.

We have a really good reputation, built over several years of doing what we do naturally  - living , breathing and thinking ‘kora’ but also by paying attention to detail and what our customers need and what.

Here are are just a few quotes from our customers:

 

“It was such a wonderful time last week, I absolutely loved the day, finally learning some Kora and meeting other fellow pupils. You are such a warm-hearted hostess and Adam a very patient teacher! I came away feeling so refreshed and uplifted”

Camilla, Swansea, UK - October 2012

 

“Thank you so much for a lovely day and wonderful kora for me and my  boy. He really enjoyed it and it was lovely to see him inspired and has been buzzing ever since”

Neil, Cornwall, UK - October 2012

 

"I can't speak highly enough of the kora that Adam made me, it's absolutely perfect - literally made to measure. Its great to meet such a craftsman, who takes such pride and enjoyment in his work, its really inspirational... and the end product is great too!

 

The workshops Kath and Adam, and the help and advice they give, are really great, I’d really recommend them to anyone who wants to learn the kora, or is interested in finding more out about it. They are great for total beginners (speaking as one!) and always make you feel at ease whilst you are learning - and its a really good opportunity to meet other kora players, too"!

Abi, Manchester, UK -  September 2012

 

“[The kora] arrived save and sound, and it's beautiful!  .....  Thank you for your very professional attention to all details of the transaction.”
David, Canada -  October 2012

What our Customer say

The workshop was well organized, the teaching style gentle but clearly well informed, and the students incredibly well supported with ample instruments and multiple leaders to give individual attention. I'll definitely keep you in mind for future workshops!

Sheffield University - World Music MA co-ordinator

April 2012

“Kora arrived today! It is beautiful! Everything I could have wanted, and more! the bridge and strings are all in proper positioning, now I just have to tune it! Great tone, just amazing. I will send a picture as soon as possible! thank you so much for fulfilling a dream.”

Marc, USA - October 2012