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May 2, 2020
To The Greenwood

This delightful traditional song in the key of C, often known as 'Come Follow Me', can be played as a round, with each player starting at a different time.

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May 1, 2020
How To Find What You Need In The ViolinSchool Library

To help you find what you need as quickly and easily as possible, we have added new 'filters' to the ViolinSchool library. You can now browse by Level, Composer, or Instrumentation, or by the Type of resource that you'd like to look at.

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April 23, 2020
ViolinSchool London: Summer 2020

An update from our Director about plans for the London school during Summer Term 2020.

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April 17, 2020
London School: Summer Term Update

We are revising our plan for the Summer Term at ViolinSchool London, in line with new UK Government guidelines and lockdown extensions. Here are the latest updates.

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April 12, 2020
New Video: Happy Campers, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Frère Jacques - Beginner A - ViolinSchool - Easter 2020

Tonight at 7pm London time, we are premiering this Term's debut performace from Course A. Click here to watch the video - featuring NEW arrangements of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and Frère Jacques!

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April 11, 2020
Easter 2020 - First Video Premieres Easter Sunday, 12th April!

The first Easter e-Concert videos, featuring Beginner Course A and the Children's Course will premiere on Easter Sunday, 12th April, on ViolinSchool's YouTube channel.

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April 9, 2020
How To Record Your Part For A Virtual Ensemble Or Virtual Orchestra

Here are 10 really useful tips for getting the best results when recording your part for a virtual violin ensemble or orchestra...

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April 7, 2020
VIDEO: Bring Me Sunshine!

Last week, ViolinSchool's Caroline Lumsden sent out a call for performances of 'Bring Me Sunshine' ... here's the final video!

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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

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 […]

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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 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 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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