Violins are widely represented in string and symphonic orchestras, chamber orchestras, as well as being played solo. Violin teachers of our music school will help you succeed in pursuing your personal goal and prepare you for our internal bi-annual solo recitals, exams or competitions, or continue to play violin for your own pleasure without the pressure of ever performing on a stage. Many students take annual Royal Conservatory of Music Exams in levels 1 – 10 which we specialise in. Many other students wait until they reach very high levels 9 or 10 to take formal exams. Many students choose not to take any exams and follow their own steady progress. No matter what journey you are on, violin teachers of our school are here to help you progress. Once you fall in love with the sound of the lovely melodies, dramatic steady progress of your playing and technically challenging new techniques of violin playing, there is no going back. There is always more to be learned. String players have one advantage of joining our own small string orchestra. That’s after they master the basics.
Alternatively to violin, you may start learning the viola, or switch from violin to viola at any time during your studies. You may become to prefer it over the violin. All our violin teachers can also teach viola. The clef is different, violin uses treble clef and viola is using alto and treble clef, so reading music needs to be taught in order to read viola music. Viola has a mellow and smooth sound, one string is lower than on violin. Viola is slightly bigger in size, but can be adjusted for smaller hands, too. The sound board of viola produces deeper sound of a lower register. We need violas in orchestra, as they are a very important bridge between violin and cello sounds.
Klaudia’s Music Studio offers private one on one violin and viola lessons. Additionally after approximately two years of instruction students have the option to join a string orchestra.
Students learn the importance of basic instrument fundamentals from our reputable violin teachers and viola teachers. This includes instrument playing meaning posture, correct now hold, direction of bow, correct amount of weight on the strings, left hand position, fingers placement, coordination of left-hand fingers with bow movement, ability to recognize the right pitch, playing in tune, phrasing, keeping the steady beat while playing, effective use of dynamics and all-over musicality.
Reading music is in the essential part of violin playing and students learn it right from the beginning of their lessons regardless of their age.
We follow the program of Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) Examination. Their syllabus is a guideline for all the levels. It is our objective to work toward achieving requirements and prepare students for the exam.
For more information on exams please visit: rcmusic.com
The Exam is not made for everyone! Students are not required to take part in RCM exams. Lessons are adapted to fit the students’ goals and many learn to play music for their own enjoyment, love of music, or to advance the knowledge for personal satisfaction.
There are local music festivals and performing opportunities within our Studio to allow them to showcase the skills.
Recitals take place bi-annually and they are highlight of our studio. These are proud moment for parents, grandparents and family, as well as a moment of accomplishment for adult performers. These recitals feature solo and orchestra violin playing on a stage.
For exams and recitals, studio provides violin players with the piano accompanist and additional rehearsals before each performance. The live accompaniment is a mandatory requirement for performing the repertoire of all RCME levels.
Studio offers instrument rentals from sizes 1/16th to 4/4th, as well as rent-to-own program and buy-out option.
VIOLINS FOR SALE OR RENT
Very good quality beginners’ violins are available to rent or purchase, as a part of lessons package. Studio offers instrument rentals from sizes 1/16th to 4/4th, as well as rent-to-own program and buy-out option.