Beginner String Players

Dates and Times for Scotland's Sessions in February 2021 will be published in early January. 

Advanced Vibrato (Higher Positions & Double Stops) for Upper Strings

Monday 5 and 12 October

7-8pm BST

A two-part series focusing on developing vibrato for advanced violinists & violists. A follow on to the July vibrato session, but equally as accessible to new participants, these sessions will allow you to extend your vibrato skills in the higher positions and with double stops and to explore the different colours and textures which can be achieved for different characters. This is recommended for advanced players

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For beginner string players, join Nicky Benedetti and our incredible team of tutors to prepare, rehearse and play a brand-new piece written especially for the Benedetti Foundation. Prior to the day, the tutors will teach you, through a video tutorial, how to prepare your part. On the day, we will be focusing on understanding the music, how to play as an ensemble, rhythm, storytelling, improvisation, and having serious fun.


The sessions will be interspersed with quizzes, challenges and wellbeing activities. The day ends with a performance all together online as we perform with the Benedetti Foundation Orchestra’s 360 recording. Join us for an immersive day of string playing and experience all the fun of the live sessions online.

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Rachel Cooper

Alex Laing

Stewart Wilson

Ruth Nelson

David Munn

Nicola Benedetti

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  • Tutor: Nicola Benedetti, Alex Laing (violin), Rachel Cooper (violin), Ruth Nelson (viola), David Munn (cello), Stewart Wilson (double bass)

  • Participants: The Beginner Orchestra experience is designed for those working around the Grade 1-3 level. This is just a guide, there are two levels of parts for each instrument

  • Repertoire: Amities – Joelle Broad

  • Platform: Zoom

  • Registration Fee: £10.00 (full financial support is available – please indicate on sign up)  

Sample Score

To see the sample scores, please click on the piece of music. You can use these scores to help you decide which level is right for you. Please don't worry if you start to prepare and then want to change your mind - just write to us and we can swap you over. If you are able to talk to your teacher about this, please do before signing up. If you're unsure and without access to your teacher, please feel free to get in touch with us. 

Please look at Student and Student Easy to decide if Beginners if the right level for you