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, You may also schedule a free consultation so we can see where you're at with your violin playing.
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.
939 Eighth Avenue, 3rd Floor, buzz #202 or #307 for entrance to the building.
Subways A, B, C, D, or 1 to 59th Street Columbus Circle.
Please choose either 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 e-mail address is not your preferred e-mail, please include an additional e-mail address in the "notes" portion of your payment.
To secure your place in class, the Reservation/Partial Tuition Fee is $135, $195 if reserving a loaner violin.
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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!