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March 28, 2020
Temporary page for Online ViolinHub - Saturday 28th March

Course C/D/E Amazing Grace Download   Home Sweet Home Download Fiddler On The Loose Download Course D In an English Country Garden Download Course E In the Hall of the Mountain King   Britches full of Stitches Download   Mozart - Air and Variation Download Download Download     Ragtime, Serenade and Rumba

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March 25, 2020
Bring me Sunshine!

ViolinSchool's Caroline Lumsden is gathering a Virtual Orchestra today, to perform Bring Me Sunshine for British TV tomorrow. You can be part of it!

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March 24, 2020
URGENT SUPPORT FOR LEARNERS, STRING TEACHERS & SCHOOLS

Through ViolinSchool Teacher Services, we are rapidly rolling out a support service and suite of digital resources to help Learners, Teachers and Schools. Please stay tuned for further updates...

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March 23, 2020
Change Is An Opportunity

Imagine if all across the world, we use this time to reinvent who we are. To bring all the most important parts of our lives to the fore. To put human things first.

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March 17, 2020
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Response Plan - ViolinSchool [UPDATED]

To avoid any disruption to your learning, ViolinSchool has prepared a robust continuity plan for the school's operations during the current pandemic. Here are the latest updates.

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March 11, 2020
Online Class Times

We're pleased to introduce a new listing of Online Class Time listings. You'll find all of ViolinSchool's upcoming LIVE online classes on this page.

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February 24, 2020
ViolinSchool Online Courses

We are starting to roll out our updated online courses this week, and will be onboarding existing learners and members in the coming days. Enrolment for new learners will be available from next week. Stay tuned to this blog for updates!

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January 8, 2020
String Theory - Digital Notation

We've added the Digital Notation player to this uplifting track for Beginner Violinists ... As you get to know the names of the open strings (G, D, A and E), play along with the track to hear and see the letters for the first time!

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January 7, 2020
I Am The Captain Of A Pirate Ship (Duet)

I Am The Captain Of A Pirate Ship is a favourite Beginner Duet from the book Lollipop Man by Anita Hewitt Jones. It's a great piece for Beginner violinists (Level 1) and is based on the D Major scale in 1st position.

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January 6, 2020
G Major Scale (1 Octave) - Separate & Slurred - Digital Notation

The first digital notation is now being added to our scales pages. Here's G Major in 1 Octave (separate and slurred bowings) ... click the image to listen and play with the music!

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January 5, 2020
Tick Tock, Tock Tick - Digital Notation

Here's the digital notation to Tick-Tock, Tock-Tick, a beginner piece for first-time players to practise moving between strings on the violin.

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January 4, 2020
Pull Some Strings - Digital Notation

We've just added the digital notation player to 'Pull Some Strings', a useful set of introductory exercises to help first-time players recognise the notes for the first time.

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January 3, 2020
Forest Dreams

This gorgeous new track is inspired by luscious, green forests where the mist floats mystically above the trees ... Try playing along with the beautiful soundtrack!

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January 2, 2020
Finger Pattern 1

Do you use Finger Patterns? They're a really useful way of thinking about where to put your fingers on the violin. Why are they so useful? Well, if you know which finger pattern you need for a particular key, you don't need to worry about remembering each interval.

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December 31, 2019
ViolinSchool 2020

Here's a little bit of news about what’s coming up at ViolinSchool in the next few months… Daily Lessons, Digital Music Player, Printed Books, and more!

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December 27, 2019
Online Courses - Holiday Maintenance

We're preparing a giant upgrade for ViolinSchool.com over the holidays. The Courses section of the site may be unavailable. During this time, enrolled learners can access courses directly here:

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December 23, 2019
Season's Greetings from ViolinSchool!

Click the image to watch our Christmas Message! Wherever you are and whatever you're doing this Holiday season, we wish you peace and happiness!

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December 5, 2019
The Violin Orchestra Christmas Show 2019 - Live Webcast!

Tune in LIVE to the Violin Orchestra Christmas Show 2019 ... right here on ViolinSchool.com at 2.30pm GMT (London Time) on Saturday 8th December 2019. Featuring the Violin Orchestra and ViolinSchool Ensembles playing a wide selection of Christmas music!

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September 7, 2019
A New Home for ViolinSchool London

We're delighted to announce a NEW Saturday venue in London for ViolinSchool's 'ViolinHub' Community, School, and Centre of Learning for the Violin. Watch the announcement about our new Community and Centre of Learning for the Violin...

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September 1, 2019
Welcome to the New Season at ViolinSchool - 2019/2020!

Welcome to the 2019/2020 Season at ViolinSchool! In the next few days, we'll be announcing lots of exciting news, including a new venue for our Saturday School in London, a new Teacher Training course in Dublin, new Printed Violin Books, and new Courses for Children and Intermediate Violinists. Stay tuned!

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July 27, 2019
Summer Pause

We're taking a few weeks to prepare ViolinSchool.com for the new academic year. Look out for some big announcements about new courses and locations in early September... We can't wait to share what we have planned for you ... See you in a couple of weeks!

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June 10, 2019
The Violin Orchestra Begins This Weekend In London!

It's Violin Orchestra time! If you're in the UK, then come to our London School and join in with The Violin Orchestra! The first rehearsal takes place this weekend - Saturday 15th June!

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June 9, 2019
New Video: The Online Beginner Violin Course!

Registration for our new Online Beginner Violin Course is now open! We've recorded a video to tell you all about it - check it out here!

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June 6, 2019
Leap of Faith (Intonation Exercise)

Shifting big distances on a single string, like in this shifting exercise, really does require a leap of faith! But that faith will come from repeating the movement slowly lots of times, and being aware of your arm movement (especially the elbow movement) during the shift.

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June 5, 2019
New Music: The Can-Can by Offenbach

Offenbach's famous 'Can-Can' is a classic of the genre... a high-octane dance that's full of energy, and sure to get your feet tapping! Here's an easy version in G major for Beginner violinists to try!

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