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...
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!
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!
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.
To use time efficiently within your practice, you need to know *what* to do. Which types of exercises and activities are guaranteed to get you results? This checklist of Practice Techniques will help you to make a great start!
For woodworm, a violin makes a tasty lunch! Let's explore how woodworm can damage violins, and what you can do to avoid woodworm problems in your violin!
One of the most important skills any violinist can have is knowing how to practise! This one single skill can transform your progress, because if you always know how to improve then you'll always be getting better and better!
Legend has it that William Tell, a Swiss marksman, was able to shoot an arrow into an apple on his son's head... at 80 paces! This famous melody is his 'theme tune'... and we've just added it to the ViolinSchool Library for you to download!
Here's a new video from the most recent VIOLIN ORCHESTRA concert in London. The Violin Orchestra plays Rondeau from Abdelazer by Henry Purcell, arranged by ViolinSchool's David Worswick. Filmed at St John's Waterloo in London, on Saturday 8th December 2018.
Violin Sight-Reading is the process of playing something whilst you're looking at it for the very first time. It's a learnable skill, and the more you do it, the better you'll become. Enjoy the freedom of playing music - the first time you see it!
It’s official... we’ll be launching a completely new Online Beginner Violin Course on 30th May! Registration opens today, and you can read all about it here...