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Pro-Am Strings webinars: free online violin lessons

 

 

Our free online violin, viola and cello lessons, called webinars, are open to anyone interested in getting better at playing the violin, viola or cello. Learn to play violin from the comfort of your own home.

You can just come and listen, or join in with your instrument and ask questions – it’s up to you. Sessions generally last for about half an hour and usually there is a question and answer session at the end.

Webinars are held on a regular basis. We tend to alternate subjects suitable for beginners and those for more advanced players, as well as those for violin/viola and cello. Once a month, the webinar will be hosted by the Associate Teacher of the Month. That’s a lot of violin for free.

If you have never done this before, do give us a try! We look forward to welcoming you. Our webinar attendees (all ages and abilities) come from all over the world. Try a webinar lesson before you buy a DVD or download a video or fact sheet or book a Skype lesson.

Please email us via the link below and tell us which of the webinars you wish to attend. We will send you an access link about 24 hours before the start. Our clients comment on how easy it is to log on by just clicking the link in the email we will send you.

Please also fee free to email us if you wish to be kept informed about future webinars, or if you would like us to organise a webinar about a specific area of the technique. Thank you.

Thanks Henriette: very thought provoking! Anna

I wish to thank you for providing both your time and expertise in hosting the webinar on vibrato. Well worth the time. Ray

Thanks for a great webinar. Alison

The same webinar is offered at different times, so you can join us at a suitable time wherever you live. Each webinar will be run as follows:

For our friends in the UK, Europe and the USA: 8pm BST/ =9pm CEST/ =3pm EDT/ =12noon PDT

For our friends in Australia and Hong Kong: 11am BST/ =6pm HKT/ =8pm AEST

Do please check your own time zone here

Click the button below to register, stating clearly which webinar you would like to attend.

 

Shifting

Tuesday 25th April at 11am BST and Wednesday 26th April at 8pm BST

Do you ever worry just before shifting positions … will my note be too high, too low, will it be too fast, too slow … where is it anyway?
As intermediate and advanced string players, we are constantly confronted with this ‘basic’ technical problem. How can we finally relax, feel good about shifting and get on with the music making?

Come to this webinar on shifting to learn secrets you may not have previously heard. We will learn tricks of the trade shared by famous teachers and performers. Come see if some of these will help you! These principles work on all string instruments.

Suitable for intermediate and advanced string players.

Hosted by Vivian Waters, violin

 

Warming up 

Tuesday 9th May 11am BST and Wednesday 10th May 8pm BST

free live online violin lesson

We know that when we go to the gym, the most important thing is to warm up the muscles before doing any kind of training to avoid injuries.

When we play the violin, we use lots of our back and arms muscles. These muscles also need to be heated to face the task of playing the instrument for long hours. Warming up before studying, rehearsing or playing a performance, will help us improve our muscles’ speed and strength. The webinar will have exercises without the instrument and with the instrument, those exercises will avoid the fatigue of our muscles, which leads to increase in tension in the muscles.

Hosted by Ariadny Alvarado, violin

Register here for the Warming Up Classes

 

How to practise for a Performance 

Tuesday 23 May 11am BST and Wednesday 24th May 8pm BST

We all know that when you practise for a performance, we go about our playing in a slightly different way than usual. But how exactly do you prepare properly and get the most of your practise time?

This webinar will show you how to practise effectively and efficiently. There will be lots of hints and tips to prepare fully for performing at your best. Suitable for all string players, at every level of playing.

Hosted by Henriette de Vrijer, violin

 

Double stops 

Tuesday 6th June at 11 am BST and Wednesday 7th June 8pm BST

If double stops in your music worry you, then this webinar is a must! We will discuss how to approach double stops, how to practise them and how to succeed performing double stops. There will be lots of hints and tips about how you can improve playing your double stops.

Suitable for intermediate to advanced violin and viola players.

Hosted by Henriette de Vrijer, violin

 

Chamber Music “Balancing the score – living music through structure”

Tuesday 20th June 8pm BST and Wednesday 21st June 11am BST (Please note change from the usual times!)

 

Hosted by Gregor Hrabar, violin

 

All dates and times subject to change.

Register Here

 

Previous webinar subjects:

Play it how you would sing it!

The advancing bow

Improve your Sight Reading

How to produce a bigger and better sound

Helping your child to practise

Legato Bowing

Instrument/Bow Maintenance

String Crossings

Position Changing

Pizzicato

Spiccato Bowing

Position Changing on the cello

Intonation

Vibrato

Timing and Rhythm

Buying an Instrument

Helping your child to practise

Position Changing workout

 

 

 

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