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Intermediate Violin Course C (10 Weeks)

Intermediate Violin Course C (10 Weeks)

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Intermediate Violin Course (10 Weeks)

Develop your violin skills to intermediate level!

  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Day: Saturdays, 2pm to 3.30pm
  • Tutor: Simon Hewitt Jones / David Worswick
  • Venue: Whitcomb Street Studio, WC2H 7DT

Term Dates - Summer 2024

Week 1: Sat 27th April
Week 2: Sat 4th May
Week 3: Sat 11th May
Week 4: Sat 18th May
Week 5: Sat 25th May
Half Term: week of 27th May (no regular classes)
Week 6: Sat 8th June
Week 7: Sat 15th June
Week 8: Sat 22nd June
Week 9: Sat 20th June
Week 10: Sat 6th July

Introduction 

Welcome to our Intermediate Violin Course, a 10-week in-person program (90 minutes per week), designed to help you take your violin playing to the next level.

Whether you're fairly new to the violin or have been playing for some time, this course will help you to consolidate your foundational skills, and then begin the journey of building a comprehensive, reliable playing technique, whilst expanding your repertoire.

You'll also learn:

  • Violin Technique: Refine your existing technique, then start to build the skills you need to tackle more advanced repertoire.
  • Reading Music: Become more and more fluent with your music reading, and become confident with sight-reading new music.
  • How to Practise: Learn how to practise effectively in order to develop a secure technique and make speedy progress.
  • How to Perform: Develop the skills and confidence to perform in front of a live audience!

Course Curriculum

In this 10-week course, you will explore a wide range of topics, including:

  • Vibrato
  • Chromatic Scales
  • Intonation (playing in tune)
  • Double Stopping
  • Tone Production
  • Harmonics
  • Sight-Reading
  • Shifting
  • Bowing Techniques
  • Coordination and Dexterity
  • Rhythm and Pulse
  • Practising

Who is this course for?

This course is perfect for committed violinists who want to take their playing to the next level. It's ideal for anyone who has already completed the Beginner Violin Course, or who can play fluently across the whole of 1st position using all four fingers.

Why take this course

  • Personal Development - Connect with your creative side, and develop practice methods and performance techniques that will can be transferred to many other areas of your life!
  • Meet Likeminded Learners - London String School learners come from all sorts of backgrounds and walks of life,
  • Take Time for Yourself! In our busy, connected, city lives, there's rarely a time to stop and disconnect. Switch off to focus entirely on the violin, and 90 minutes later you'll emerge refreshed and energised by the power of music!

Course Requirements

To enroll in this course, you'll need your own violin and bow. We also recommend buying a music stand.

To get the most out of Course C, we recommend that you are already able to play G, D, A and C major scales in first position, including the two octave G major scale - in time and in tune, with a good sound.

You should also be comfortable with basic note reading, time signatures and key signatures in the treble clef.

Ideally, you should also be familiar with the concept of minor scales, have consistent intonation in 1st position, and be able to practice and perform basic melodies with confidence using sheet music.

If this description fits your current experience level, then you are most welcome to go ahead and register directly online! 

Or if you're unsure about your current experience level, or would like to try a ‘taster session’ first, then we recommend taking part in an Introductory Fundamentals class before joining Course C.

This is a brilliant opportunity to revise the 'first principles' of good violin technique, and make sure that there are no gaps at the foundational level of your technique. It also gives you an opportunity to get to know our teaching style, and is helpful for us to be sure that you are starting at the point of our curriculum that's best for you.

If you choose to register directly into Course C, full access to our Fundamentals Violin Class is also included at no extra cost, so that you can revise the foundational principles of good playing technique as you embark on the full course.

Course Certification

Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a record of achievement certifying that you have completed the Beginner Violin Course!

Course Instructor

David Worswick, the lead tutor of London String School, will guide you through this learning journey with support from our outstanding team of teachers including Marisol and Simon.

David has years of experience both as a teacher and performer, and was previously a first violinist in the London Symphony Orchestra. He is a kind, caring teacher who brings a wealth of knowledge and practical insights to help you succeed.

Course Reviews

Here's what some of our past students have said about our courses:

”[You have] enabled me to relearn the violin! Over the last few years I’ve gone from playing open strings to grade 5, enjoying performing solos and a wide variety of group numbers along the way. With no auditions or minimum standard it really is open to all and a great supportive environment!” - Georgina

“This violin school has the best teachers in the country!” - Domini

Enrol Today!

Enrol in Beginner Violin Course C today, or get in touch with us if you have any questions!

Join hundreds of learners who have already benefited from this comprehensive and engaging course, and unlock your musical potential!

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