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Grading dynamics while playing in an Orchestra

Orchestral playing requires first and foremost discipline - especially inside a section (i.e....
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Age Doesn't Matter When Learning An Instrument

I believe that every child in the world should learn how to play a musical instrument in...
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Preparing for practice

Most performers will be familiar with the importance of preparing the body and the mind before a...
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Acoustics and the viola

Below is an interesting article on the acoustics of the viola, demonstrating why it has its...

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  • Ursula Parry Old Costessey, NR8

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    I am an enthusiastic teacher committed to helping all students make music not just learn technique. I have experience of teaching both one to one and in primary and pre school class music.
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    It has been a pleasure to teach the violin and viola for 5 years.There is nothing more important than sharing my passion for music by teaching the next generation of musicians. I cater to individual needs, making lessons fun and challenging.
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    I am a passionate violin/ viola teacher and performing viola player with vast experience based in Hampstead Heath who enjoys working with students of all ages and abilities.
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    I am an experienced violin and viola teacher. As a professional musician it's very important for me to work as a teacher and to be able to nurture the skills and talent of young musicians.
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    I am a very experienced violin/Viola teacher and player with over 25 years of experience
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    Hello!I am based in Great Brickhill, close to Leighton Buzzard and Milton Keynes. I've been teaching for many years and enjoy a busy career in performing. Please get in touch to have a chat if you or your children are interested in taking up lessons.
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Viola Articles

  • Age Doesn't Matter When Learning An Instrument

    Adria Viola Teacher (West Central London) Picture I believe that every child in the world should learn how to play a musical instrument in schools, because it is as important as maths or biology. But our society excludes that fact from our thoughts saying, “just gaining a little knowledge of music is enough”. As a consequence, all those kids...
  • Grading dynamics while playing in an Orchestra

    Lourenço Macedo Sampaio Viola Teacher (South West London) Picture Orchestral playing requires first and foremost discipline - especially inside a section (i.e. strings). It is a about letting go the individual for the sake of the whole. This has many difficult challenges in different aspects of orchestral playing such as the expressive interpretation, rhythm,...
  • The adventure of music

    Joshua W Hayward Viola Teacher (South West London) Picture I'm constantly stunned by the world of music... I play classical music, old composers (Beethoven, Bach ect.) and new. But I also listen to lots of non classical music and I'm constantly blown away by the beauty of it all. There are so many worlds to explore, so many adventures to undergo,...

 

  • The importance of correct posture

    Rebecca Stephenson Viola Teacher (Manchester) Picture Having a good posture is essential when playing either the Violin or Viola. A good posture should mean that a student feels grounded, whilst being relaxed. It also helps to avoid unnecessary tensions which can so often be the cause of technical difficulties. Whilst teaching or playing the...
  • Preparing for practice

    Tom Widdicombe Viola Teacher (West London) Picture Most performers will be familiar with the importance of preparing the body and the mind before a performance. Through stretches, breathing exercises, careful eating etc. they can make sure that they are ready to give their full attention and love to the music when the time comes. Practice could...
  • The 'Underdog' of the String Family

    Alistair Vennart Viola Teacher (Manchester) Picture A Viola is an instrument that looks similar to the Violin. It is slightly larger, sounds slightly lower, and some complain that it is more difficult to play than the Violin, but for the most part, it is played in an identical way. The viola is truly the unsung hero of the string family. Its...