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The Evening Academy | Saturday Morning Classes

Music Classes in London


DEVELOP YOUR VIOLIN PLAYING - EXPAND YOUR MUSIC MAKING

Fun, Friendly, High-Quality Tuition

Let's get creative! We're really excited about ViolinSchool's brand new Evening Academy offering group tuition in London Victoria on weekday evenings. We’ll have classes in reading music and music theory, aural skills and musicianship, composition, improvisation, and more!

ViolinHub

Our Classes

You can book all the classes in one go, or just choose the individual sessions you need. Become a member of VolinSchool to benefit from our members rates! All classes are £49 for members, £59 for non-members, and run for 3 hours.

The Evening Academy

Evening Academy Classes take place in Victoria (London) on weekdays from 6.30pm to 9.30pm.

Improvisation

Improvisation

Guest tutor Matthew Forbes (Birmingham Conservatoire) will outline multiple frameworks to give you complete confidence about improvising. Compose in real time across a range of genres. Let your imagination go wild! 

Date: Wednesday 3rd May

Time: 6.30pm to 9.30pm

Tutors: Matthew Forbes & Simon Hewitt Jones

This class is open to all stringed instruments - Violin, Viola, Cello, & Bass.

Music Theory

Music Theory

At our Evening Academy Music Theory Class you'll learn about the building blocks of music and music notation. Our guest tutor Peter Tregear (Royal Holloway University) will guide you through note reading, rhythm and metre, scales, intervals, harmony and triads, and much much more ... 

Date: Wednesday 10th May

Time: 6.30pm to 9.30pm

Tutors: Peter Tregear & Simon Hewitt Jones

This class is open to all - no instrument required!

Composition

Composition

Anyone can write music! Stimulate your imagination and learn the skills of composition at ViolinSchool's Evening Academy. Through a series of practical exercises, we'll cover all the basics of composition - melody writing, harmony, rhythm, structure, and more. And we'll give you plenty of tips and tricks for generating great ideas. 

Date: Thursday 25th May

Time: 6.30pm to 9.30pm

Tutors: David Worswick & Simon Hewitt Jones

This class is open to all stringed instruments - Violin, Viola, Cello, & Bass.

Aural Skills

Aural Skills

Hear what you see ... play what you hear! At ViolinSchool's Aural Skills & Musicianships Class, we'll develop your listening skills and musicianship. Expert in the field, Peter Tregear (Royal Holloway University) will train your 'inner' ear and explore the many elements of great music making.

Date: Thursday 8th June

Time: 6.30pm to 9.30pm

Tutors: Peter Tregear & Simon Hewitt Jones

This class is open to all stringed instruments - Violin, Viola, Cello, & Bass.

Saturday Classes

Saturday Morning Classes take place in either Pimlico, Victoria, Waterloo or Kings Cross (London) on Saturdays from 10am to 1pm, or 2pm to 5pm.

How To Practise

How to Practise

So often neglected and yet sooo very important ... PRACTICE! What is good practice! What is bad?! Regularity, relavency, efficiency, variety ... we'll look at the methods that will help you get results... fast! 

Dates: Wednesday 26th April (6.30pm to 9.30pm) 

& Saturday 3rd June (10am to 1pm)

Tutor: Simon Hewitt Jones

This class is open to all stringed instruments - Violin, Viola, Cello, & Bass.

MiniHub

Setup

The MiniHub returns! Our members-only meetup kicks off with a 1-hour Technical clinic, followed by a Performance Class where we play to each other. The afternoon ends with the group working together on ensemble music. The perfect warm-up afternoon before the Violin Orchestra starts!

Date: Saturday 29th April

Time: 2pm to 5pm

Tutors: Simon Hewitt Jones

Ensemble Playing for Beginners

Ensemble Playing

Experience the joy of playing music in a group! To perform music with others, there are a few things you need to know! We'll explore gesture, listening skills, how to follow a conductor, balance, physical communication and more.

Date: Saturday 27th May

Time: 10am to 1pm

Tutors: Simon Hewitt Jones & David Worswick

This class is open to all stringed instruments - Violin, Viola, Cello, & Bass.

How To Perform

Performance

What does it take to give a great performance? Playing in public can be daunting, but there are so many tools you can use to always play at your best. Prepare effectively and become a bullet-proof musician! 

Date: Saturday 10 June 

Time: 10am to 1pm

Tutor: Simon Hewitt Jones

This class is open to all stringed instruments - Violin, Viola, Cello, & Bass.


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