Learn violin from anywhere in the world with our video chat group violin classes, and online private violin lessons.
If you've been playing violin a while and are now interested in getting yourself ready to play in an ensemble, this is the class for you! Learn the basics of multi-part playing in a our violin ensemble. In this class for students new to playing with others, we'll be learning duets, trios, and quartets, and also the techniques associated with the various works to be studied.
The answer may be to practice, practice, practice, but if you would like to get there sooner than later, you must learn to play well with others. Playing multi-part harmonies and rhythms can become complicated: playing in an ensemble brings up a myriad of other considerations including intonation, rhythmic and melodic independence, and harmonic support. We'll be taking a look at how to approach playing thematic parts and harmonies, and how these elements work together as parts interlace with one another.
If you wish to know if this class might be a good fit for you, feel free to write and describe your experience, From there, we'll schedule a free consultation so we can see where you're at with your violin playing. You may also visit any class to see how it is going to be. Please don't be shy, classes are fun, imaginative, and you will learn to play with great classmates!
Over the past years, I've been delighted to help people make music a part of their lives. I've been teaching for over 30 years in Seattle and Olympia, Washington, Eugene, Oregon, and in New York City. While in Eugene I taught for the 4J School District as an orchestra director and conducted sectionals and auditions for the Eugene Youth Symphony. I've also been on the faculty of the Suzuki Institute of Seattle, Tacoma Youth Symphony Music Camp and director of the Thalia Olympic Music Camp. MORE
I wish to build a school that offers music education for adults. This school is to have various programs for all stages in one's musical development. It is my goal to create such a school that says: "It is never too late to start. It is never too late to experience, and create music."
It is my belief that the arts are interrelated and when given an insights into music making, these insights can lend a fresh approach to other processes. Playing an instrument is not merely learning technique or faithful reproduction of pieces, it can be a diving board for an exciting journey into self discovery through the world of the arts: composers, musicians, dance, theater, visual art and literature. I hope to pass this feeling of a inter-relatedness on to my students and to give my students something to take home in their hearts.
It gives me great joy to teach and to see my students discover and grow.
In the interest of everyone's safety at this time, all lessons, group classes and private lessons, will be conducted via video chat. To download the free software, please visit Zoom.us. After you sign up for class, you will receive confirmation with links to our virtual class meetings.
To enroll in video chat lessons, you will need an internet connection, and a tablet or computer with a camera and microphone.
Please select Enrollment Only (if you are planning to bring your own violin) or Enroll with Loaner Violin (if you wish to have a violin provided.) If your checkout email address is not your preferred contact, please include an additional email address in the notes portion of your payment.
Please note that all lessons are now to be conducted online via video chat. If you need a rental violin, this will physically need to be picked up near 47th and 10th in New York City. An agreeable time will be arranged to pick up the instrument after you have enrolled in the class.
If you are learning from outside the New York City area, and need a violin, please visit this page for suggestions on renting close to your home, or buying an instrument.
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"After waiting for decades to do something I've dreamed of, I am amazed at how much I've leaned and progressed in such a short time. If playing the violin is what you want to do, StringSchool is an excellent way to learn and grow."
"After all those years of thinking & wondering if I could or should, I finally feel that I AM A VIOLINIST."
"The group lessons are the best clean fun around. Better than therapy! You'll feel great about learning something that can nurture your soul for the rest of your life."
"Playing with a group is so much more fun than playing alone, and it's easy to find people to play with who are at roughly the same level as you, whether you've recently started or have been playing for years."
It's never too late to pick up the instrument that you love!