Adult Learners Mini Sessions
NEW SESSIONS NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATION
Welcome to our Mini Sessions for Adult Learners. These sessions are now open for registration
For further sessions that may be of interest, please visit the instrumental teachers and students’ pages.
These Sessions are live on Zoom and will be available to all registered participants for 3 months after the final session to catch up.
If you register after the sessions have started, please check your confirmation email for Zoom links and catch-up recordings.
String Chamber Music Sessions for Adult Learners
Sunday 4 September
2-5pm UK Time
Join together with a community of string players as we explore the Finale Movement 4 (The
Dargason) from St. Paul’s Suite by Gustav Holst.
During the sessions, we'll be
discovering the context of the music
delving into instrument specific techniques in sectionals
developing our sound
working as a full group learning the repertoire through the eyes of the different parts
We will also have a play-along and time to explore improvisation.
Parts and supporting tutorial videos will be shared in advance to support with preparation. Please
check your confirmation email after signing up for the links.
Recordings of the sessions will be available for those who would like to take part but are unable to
Tutors: Alex Laing (violin), Andrea Gajic (violin), Clifton Harrison (viola), Rozzie Curlett (cello) and
Claire Whitson (double bass)
Participants: Adult String Players – the repertoire is best suited to Intermediate & Advanced level
players, but anyone is welcome to join in and give it a go.
Registration Fee: £15 – Full Bursaries available, please tick the box on registration
Upper Strings Technique Booster
Wednesdays 11, 18, 25 May and 1 June
7.30-8.30pm UK Time
Adult Violin and Viola players are invited to join violinists and educators Andrea Gajic and Alex Laing for a 4-part technique refresher and booster.
Across 4 weeks, we will focus on:
Session 1: Left Hand Reset including intonation, thumbs, fourth fingers and more!
Session 2: Developing Vibrato
Session 3: Right Hand Reset and Bowing Refresh
Session 4: Developing Shifting
Sessions 1 & 2 will be led by Alex Laing and Sessions 3 & 4 by Andrea Gajic
Tutors: Alex Laing and Andrea Gajic
Participants: These sessions would be best suited for intermediate players looking to extend their technique and advanced players who would like a refresher.
Registration Fee: £24 - full bursaries available (please tick the box on the registration form)