We could all use some musical friends! Join the Violin Viola Masterclass Patreon Community--an extension of the private studio! You'll receive weekly posts about things we are learning in lessons, receive weekly lesson videos every Monday (we are learning the Schradieck Violin/Viola Etudes), get a link to join the monthly Virtual Studio Circle via Zoom and bimonthly Thursday evening Violin Group Classes to have fun learning violin with other gentle souls from all over the world! These are complimentary gatherings for weekly adult students.
There are 4 Patreon Tiers:
Lesson Videos The Tea Cups Tier $5
Virtual Studio Circle The Tea Party Tier $15
Group Class Take The Cake Tier $75
***WEEKLY STUDENTS Receive FREE access to ALL Group Classes and Monthly Virtual Studio Circle***
IN PERSON GROUP CLASS
Come out to join our IN PERSON Violin Group Class!! We have a small group and meet the 3rd Saturday 5-7pm at the Burlap and Bean Coffee House in Media, PA. Cost is $60 and includes yummy treats from the coffee house. We spend some time warming up, playing some easy exercises and finally are working on repertoire from the Cantigas Renaissance Festival Favorites. Looking forward to our Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas/Hanukkah group classes--those are extra magical!!
PRIVATE HOUR LESSON DETAILS
I teach 5-6 students a day of all ages and levels (although beginners are my specialty!) From the little one to the retiree, lessons are centered around YOU. Each lesson encompasses ear training, proper classical technique and form, along with some music theory, and of course plenty of repertoire you'll love from the classical, folk, fiddle and popular genres. Ms. Reed works with the acclaimed Leopold Auer’s Graded Course of Violin Playing methodology and The Royal Conservatory of Music violin and viola methodologies, along with the traditional violin and viola technique books.
Here is a typical lesson outline:
1. Rhythmic Exercises
2. Ear Training and Harmony Concepts
3. Instrument Alignment & Technical Warm Ups
4. Key Study in Various Positions
Don't worry if you have absolutely no experience, that's best--no bad habits yet!!
It's always nice to have a few musical friends! You'll definitely make one at the studio nights, but for those who'd like to have some more musical adventures, come along on a studio trip. We've been to Italy to attend the Interharmony International Music Festival and Academy, The Isle of Man, UK to attend the 2019 Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition and would love to visit the Bach Festival in Leipzig, Germany one day! Last summer we ventured to see Hilary Hahn perform the Bach Sonatas and Partitas at the prestigious Tanglewood Music Festival in Massachusetts. Wow that was an unforgettable experience! Around town, we've been to the Philadelphia Art Museum, concerts at Curtis and the Philadelphia Orchestra and lectures at Penn. We're always looking for interesting places to go!
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