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INSTRUMENTAL TEACHER

What will we play?
  • Please click on the scores to help you decide which parts are right for you. All  parts will become available between 8-10 May

  • Souvenir de Florence, 4th movement by Tchaikovsky led by Nicola Benedetti and a team of extraordinary musicians  

  • Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis by Vaughan-Williams (abridged) led by world class conductor Karina Canellakis with specially arranged parts so Intermediate players can join in too 

  • Mattachins from the Capriol Suite by Warlock  -

  • Arrangement based on Caprice No. 24 by Paganini – a unique and inclusive construction, with all participants of the Virtual Sessions and an open invite to parents, siblings and anyone else hanging around that can bang a pot or a pan

When will our sessions be?

To help you fit these lessons into the school or working week, each week will follow the same schedule. There will be  a combination of live and pre-recorded lessons which can be watched at any time.

Weekly

  •  Wednesday and Thursday 7.30-8.30pm / 2.30-3.30pm ET – Instrumental Teacher’s Hour – Live

  • Join us for sessions on harmony, conducting for teachers, working with beginners, Kodaly, improvisation and much more….

  • A chance to ask questions, to chat and to share ideas with other teachers from across the world

     

Presenters include:

 

  • Nicola Benedetti

  • Richard Michael

  • Alex Laing

  • Robin Michael

  • Rachel Cooper

  • David Munn

  • ...and many more!

  • Tuesday and Friday 8-8.30pm (3-3.30pm ET) we will host a live session for parents

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Daily (Monday – Friday)

 

  • 8.45-9.00am – Warm Ups – these are released each day at 8.45am on a YouTube playlist which you can then access at any time. We encourage you to choose three 5 minute warm ups from the playlists: rhythm, wellbeing, instrumental

 

  • 10.00am – Nicky’s Message of the Day & Daily Tutorials released – tutorials will be available on all repertoire throughout the week

 

  • 12-12.30pm UK / 7-7.30am ET – Creative Team Take Over – Live lesson on Facebook – this will then be available later in the day. We would encourage anyone who would like to join us for these sessions to do so

 

  • Monday and Friday will be based on the Paganini with Richard Michael, Patrick King and Elsa Bradley

  • Tuesday  and Thursday will be based on the Vaughan Williams with Robin Michael and Lucy Drever

  • Wednesday is all about wellbeing with Elena Urioste

What happens on the final weekend?
  • Over the weekend of 30-31st May, we will run continuous activity from 10am -5pm

 

  • Saturday 30 May will begin with an opening concert at 10am

 

  • Tutorials will run though out the day interspersed with live chats at 12pm, 3pm and 4pm

 

  • Look out for some very special guests joining us on this weekend

 

  • To close the Virtual Sessions, we will invite the music loving world to join us for a celebratory concert

 

  • We will premiere a collation of videos which share the story of the coming together of the music community through unprecedented times

 

  • OUR CLOSING CONCERT WILL TAKE PLACE ON SUNDAY 31 MAY AT 4PM UK / 11AM ET 

WE HOPE FOR A COLLECTIVE MOMENT OF NOT JUST MUSIC APPRECIATION, BUT A SORT OF MEDITATION AND REFLECTION OF THESE UNPARALLELED TIMES – WHILST, OF COURSE, CELEBRATING THE WONDERFUL AND COLLECTIVE ACHIEVEMENT OF YOUNG MUSICIANS ALL OVER THE WORLD.

How do I appear on the final recordings?

  • During the workshops, we will be encouraging you to send in your videos and clips of you practicing and preparing

 

  • To audition for a place on the final recording, you will be invited to submit a recording of you performing your part

 

  • You will receive all the information about this as the workshops begin

Who are our tutors?
Violin 1
Violin 2
Viola
Cello
Double Bass

The Sessions will be delivered by an incredibly diverse and experienced team of Tutors and Ambassadors. Each and every one of them are not only extraordinary instrumentalists and teachers, but are also the most wonderfully joyous, yet serious individuals. 

 

Who are our tutors?

The Sessions will be delivered by an incredibly diverse and experienced team of Tutors and Ambassadors. Each and every one of them are not only extraordinary instrumentalists and teachers, but are also the most wonderfully joyous, yet serious individuals. 

 

How do I sign up?

You will need to acknowledge you have read the following policies

 

You will need to fill out our online code of conduct agreement on the application form. This should be read and completed by the child and their parent/guardian/carer

Is there a fee to take part?
  • No! There is no fee to participate in the Sessions

 

  • All the Foundation’s online work is free to access. However, we are deeply committed to supporting our musicians through this very tough time

 

  • Therefore, we are asking all participants who are able to, to make a donation to these Sessions: 

  • On average these Sessions will cost approximately £30 per participant for three weeks of tuition and the final weekend. However, please give what you feel you are able to and remember that no matter what your circumstances, we’re dedicated to giving you the best experience

 

  • If you are unable to donate at this time, please do not worry at all - we want you all to be a part of our inaugural event

  • No! There is no fee to participate in the Sessions

 

  • All the Foundation’s online work is free to access. However, we are deeply committed to supporting our musicians through this very tough time

 

  • Therefore, we are asking all participants who are able to, to make a donation to these Sessions: 

  • On average these Sessions will cost approximately £30 per participant for three weeks of tuition and the final weekend. However, please give what you feel you are able to and remember that no matter what your circumstances, we’re dedicated to giving you the best experience

 

  • If you are unable to donate at this time, please do not worry at all - we want you all to be a part of our inaugural event

What happens next?
  • Once you have signed up, you will receive an automated email to confirm your place

  • Between Friday 8 and Saturday 9 May you will receive a welcome pack including schedule to bring preparation 

We present what and who we believe in, of course, but equally there are so many creative and ingenious methods and ideas regarding how to teach that we have yet to encounter. We cannot possibly know all of you, but we want to! 


We don’t believe in protecting our materials or ideas - we believe in sharing for the greater good. If you feel the same, and have any single idea you want to share with us and with the world, please send us a video, something written or recorded in any way that suits you. We will work through them and pick the strongest and easiest to share, and credit you loud and proud. 

The Benedetti Foundation is a Scottish company limited by guarantee with charitable status. Company number: 636675. Charity number: SC049688

© 2019 The Benedetti Foundation 

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