GROUP MUSIC COURSES

BEGINNER VIOLIN COURSE (8 weeks)

"Learn to Play Violin" Group Courses will be offered to adult learners in conjunction with the Mawson Road Community Orchestra. These lessons will offer the opportunity for adult learners to take subsidised music lessons in a light hearted, social, and encouraging environment. Courses run for 8 weeks (late joiners will be considered on a case by case basis and will be charged pro rata), and will cover the basics of violin playing including: 

- Holding the violin and bow

- Basic bowing and fingering technique

- Note reading and music theory

- Tone Production

- Rhythm and general musicianship skills

- Ensemble skills

 

By the end of the 8 weeks you should be confident playing a variety of tunes in basic hand positions, and understand the rudiments of music. At the end of the course, if you feel ready, you will be able to try joining in at the Mawson Road Community Orchestra rehearsals. Subsequent courses will be offered each term for continuation of learning.

Dates: Sundays 4-5pm (Feb 2, 9, 23, Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29)

Location: Cambridge Central (Exact location will be advised on enrolment)

Cost of 8 week course: £180.00 

RETURNER PLAYER VIOLIN COURSE (8 weeks)

The "Returner Player" Violin course is for players who may have played violin in childhood but who have had a long time away from the instrument. It is also open to more recent learners who are looking for a different way to learn. Students in this course will study more advanced aspects of playing, including:

- More advanced hand shapes and technical skills

- Sight reading complex pieces

- Music history and the styles of musical periods

- Chamber music and advanced ensemble skills 

This course will be offered as lessons for 7 weeks, with students taking part in the orchestra rehearsal in the 8th week. At the end of the 8 weeks students will have the option to either join the orchestra formally, to keep taking the group lessons, or both!

Dates: Sundays 4-5pm (Feb 2, 9, 23, Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29)

Location: Cambridge Central (Exact location will be advised on enrolment)

Cost of 8 week course: £180.00 

All groups are capped at 3 students in order that each student is given adequate attention. 

Viola and Cello group lessons can also be offered at request. Please don't hesitate to ask!

 

Please email Francine at francinemaas@gmail.com for more information. 

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