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WORKSHOPS FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE – SCHOOL AGE STRING PLAYERS

We are excited to share with you the first Mini Virtual Sessions for school age string players.

Please read each workshop description carefully to find the most suitable programmes for you. Then click the link to sign up. Once you have signed up, the confirmation page on your form will ask you to come back to www.benedettifoundation.org/payments to send the admin fee and complete the sign up.  You may sign-up to more than one workshop.

Age and playing level recommendations are only recommendations – this should not stop you from signing up to any workshop you feel you would benefit from. Workshops are listed in chronological order.

If you have an instrumental teacher, we recommend you discuss with them before signing up to the workshops. Your teachers are extremely valuable. If you are lucky enough to still be able to have your lessons, please continue to do so and ask for their advice and support over which workshops to join. If you currently don’t have a teacher and are unsure which workshops to join, please contact us and we will be happy to advise.

Please be aware all workshops have different closing dates. We can't wait to see you all!

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Vibrato, an intensive learning course for violinists and violists with Alex Laing & Jenny Lewisohn

 

30 JUNE - 16 JULY: EVERY TUESDAY AND THURSDAY, 5-5.45pm BST 

Jenny Lewisohn

Nicola Benedetti

Alex Laing

A carefully curated, progressive course intended to teach you all you need to know about vibrato, leaving you with the tools to develop it alone

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  • Tutors: Alex Laing, Jenny Lewisohn, Nicola Benedetti

 

  • Participants: Intermediate & Advanced Violinists & Violists – all participants should have basic knowledge of vibrato before signing up. Recommended approx. Grade 4+ standard – if you have an instrumental teacher, please check with them before singing up to this workshop

 

  • Platform: Zoom

 

  • Admin Fee: £22.50 (financial support is available, please indicate on your application form and we will be in touch with you)

 

  • Closing Date to Apply: SUNDAY 28 JUNE 5pm BST

 

  • Information will be sent on MONDAY 29 JUNE

Beginner Basics Upper Strings & Beginner Lower Strings

6-17 JULY: EVERY MONDAY, WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY, 4-4.30pm BST (Violin & Viola), 5-5.30pm (Cello & Double Bass)

 

A two-week workshop designed for those at the beginning of their string playing journey. Separate workshops for violins & violas and cellos & basses.

Topics will include developing your bowing skills, playing by ear, activities to help with set up, and developing your general musicianship. There will be exciting challenges, tasks and goals throughout the workshop.

Upper Strings: Beginner Basics Bonanza

Rachel Cooper

Ruth Nelson

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  • Tutors: Rachel Cooper (violin) & Ruth Nelson (viola)

 

  • Participants: Beginner string players pre-Grade 3 (recommended age range 5-11)

 

  • Platform: Zoom

  

  • Admin Fee: £15 (financial support is available, please indicate on your application form and we will be in touch with you)

 

  • Closing Date to Apply: WEDNESDAY 1 JULY 5pm BST   

 

  • Information will be sent by FRIDAY 3 JULY

Lower Strings: Say Cello to the Bass-ics!

David Munn

Stewart Wilson

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  • Tutors: David Munn (cello) & Stewart Wilson (double bass)

  • Participants: Beginner string players pre-Grade 3 (recommended age range 5-11)

  • Platform: Zoom

  • Admin Fee: £15 (financial support is available, please indicate on your application form and we will be in touch with you)

  • Closing Date to Apply: WEDNESDAY 1 JULY 5pm BST  

  • Information will be sent by FRIDAY 3 JULY

Shifty Shifts

 

20-24 JULY and 31 JULY: EVERY DAY, 4.30-5pm (Violin & Viola), 5.30-6pm (Double Bass), 6.30-7pm (Cello)

(All times given in BST)

Through this workshop, you will revise and learn the basics of shifting. We will provide exercises and pieces to practice what you’ve learnt. During the second week, we’ll ask you to put the tuition into practice with an extract of a piece or study selected from a list we will provide. You’ll then be invited to send in a video (optional) and the final session will offer the opportunity for review and summarising.

Jenny Lewisohn

Nicola Benedetti

Upper Strings (Violin & Viola)

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  • Tutors: Nicola Benedetti, Jenny Lewisohn

 

  • Participants: School age violinists and violists who have some basic knowledge of shifting. If you have an instrumental teacher, please check with them before signing up. The content of the workshop will be tailored to the participants

 

  • Platform: Zoom

  

  • Admin Fee: £15 (financial support is available, please indicate on your application form and we will be in touch with you)

  • Closing Date to Apply: WEDNESDAY 15 JULY 5pm BST  

 

  • Information will be sent by FRIDAY 17 JULY

Su-a Lee

Lower Strings: Cello 

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  • Tutor: Su-a Lee

  • Participants: School age cellists who have some basic knowledge of shifting. If you have an instrumental teacher, please check with them before signing up. The content of the workshop will be tailored to the participants

  • Platform: Zoom

  • Admin Fee: £15 (financial support is available, please indicate on your application form and we will be in touch with you)

  • Closing Date to Apply: WEDNESDAY 15 JULY 5pm BST  

  • Information will be sent by FRIDAY 17 JULY

Lower Strings: Bass

Alice Kent

  • Tutor: Alice Kent 

  • Participants: School age bassists who have some basic knowledge of shifting. If you have an instrumental teacher, please check with them before signing up. The content of the workshop will be tailored to the participants

  • Platform: Zoom

  • Admin Fee: £15 (financial support is available, please indicate on your application form and we will be in touch with you)

  • Closing Date to Apply: WEDNESDAY 15 JULY 5pm BST  

  • Information will be sent by FRIDAY 17 JULY

Music Students' & Recent Graduates Sessions – Young People Aged 16+ are invited to join this workshop

 

3-31 AUGUST: EVERY MONDAY, 7.30-8.30pm BST 

A series of talks and discussions for music students (including Sixth Form and equivalent - age 16+) and recent graduates) designed to provide support, guidance and inspiration

Lucy Drever

Nicola Benedetti

Elena Urioste

Tom Poster

Rachel Cooper

Andrea Gajic

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  • Tutors include Nicola Benedetti, Elena Urioste, Tom Poster, Rachel Cooper, Lucy Drever, Andrea Gajic joined by guest tutors throughout the series including cellist Laura Van der Heijden

  • Participants: Year 12-13 young musicians, Music Students (conservatoire/college/university, undergraduate, post-graduate) & Recent Graduate

  • Platform: Zoom

  • Session Topics:

  • 3 August: Performance Pressure, Anxiety & Nerves with Nicola Benedetti, Elena Urioste, Tom Poster,               Laura Van der Heijden and Rachel Cooper

  • 10 August: Building a Portfolio Career with Elena Urioste, Tom Poster, Lucy Drever and Guests

  • 17 August: Developing a Teaching Practice - Key techniques and teaching children (how do we transfer our knowledge of technique into tangible steps for children) with Rachel Cooper and Andrea Gajic

  • 24 August: Interpretation with Nicola Benedetti and Guests

  • 31 August: YOUR Role as Educators with Nicola Benedetti and Guests 

  • Fee: £25 / £10 for undergraduate/postgraduate students with current institution e-mail address (financial support is also available, please indicate on your application form and we will be in touch with you)

  • Closing Date to Apply: FRIDAY 31 JULY 5pm BST  

  • Information will be sent by SATURDAY 1 AUGUST  

Vibrato, an intensive learning course for cellists and basses with Robin Michael & Alice Kent 

 

CELLO - 10-24 AUGUST: EVERY MONDAY, 5-5.45pm BST

BASS - 12-26 AUGUST: EVERY WEDNESDAY, 5-5.45pm BST 


A carefully curated, progressive course intended to teach you all you need to know about vibrato, leaving you with the tools to develop it alone

Cello

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Robin Michael

  • Tutor: Robin Michael

  • Participants: Intermediate & Advanced cellists – all participants should have basic knowledge of vibrato before signing up. Recommended approx. Grade 4+ standard – if you have an instrumental teacher, please check with them before singing up to this workshop

  • Platform: Zoom

  • Admin Fee: £15 (financial support is available, please indicate on your application form and we will be in touch with you)

  • Closing Date to Apply: WEDNESDAY 5 AUGUST 5pm BST  

  • Information will be sent by FRIDAY 7 AUGUST  

Bass

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Alice Kent

  • Tutor: Alice Kent

  • Participants: Intermediate & Advanced bassists – all participants should have basic knowledge of vibrato before signing up. Recommended approx. Grade 4+ standard – if you have an instrumental teacher, please check with them before singing up to this workshop

  • Platform: Zoom 

  • Admin Fee: £15 (financial support is available, please indicate on your application form and we will be in touch with you)

  • Closing Date to Apply: WEDNESDAY 15 JULY 5pm BST

  • Information will be sent by FRIDAY 7 AUGUST

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