Events Diary 2017

 

 

 

 

Strings For All Workshop.

Date:August 24 2017

Time:10.30am-16.00

Venue:St Johns Church Hall (Meads Road/Meads Street) Eastbourne.

Players of all ages and abilities will get the opportunity to learn fantastic rock, classical and traditional string techniques on specially designated days. They will also learn the key to playing, composing and improvising beautiful classical and folk melodies.

The workshops are unique in so far that in 5 hours, students gain the essential skills to compose which can make passing a theory exam easier. Learn how to Improvise a Philip Glass or rock themed style piece. Learn to play a stringed instrument through movement initially and interpret their repertoire using a mix of tone colour and vibrato which they would never have thought possible. All taught by one professional violinist with mindfulness training. This means that students who attend may be nervous and after a day's work may feel nervous but know how to constructively challenge this and often achieve the Music Scholarship of their dreams.

 

The workshop is for violin, fiddle, viola, cello.

Days allocated to levels of playing and ages.

 

Players will each receive:

One to one tuition 

Group ensemble techniques

Materials 

Refreshments

A great day 

 

Cost for one whole day:  £50

Strings For All Workshops. Folk, rock and classical.

Date:Aug 20

Time:11am - 16.00

Venue:Toc H Hall, 37 Little Mount Sion, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN1 1YS, United Kingdom

Players of all ages and abilities will get the opportunity to learn fantastic rock, classical and traditional string techniques on specially designated days. They will also learn the key to playing, composing and improvising beautiful classical and folk melodies.

The workshops are unique in so far that in 5 hours, students gain the essential skills to compose which can make passing a theory exam easier. Learn how to Improvise a Philip Glass or rock themed style piece. Learn to play a stringed instrument through movement initially and interpret their repertoire using a mix of tone colour and vibrato which they would never have thought possible. All taught by one professional violinist with mindfulness training. This means that students who attend may be nervous and after a day's work may feel nervous but know how to constructively challenge this and often achieve the Music Scholarship of their dreams.

 

The workshop is for violin, fiddle, viola, cello.

Days allocated to levels of playing and ages.

 

Players will each receive:

One to one tuition 

Group ensemble techniques

Materials 

Refreshments

A great day 

 

Cost for one whole day:  £50

Strings for All workshop. Rock, folk and classical violin.

Date:August 25 2017

Time:10.30am to 4.15pm

Venue:St John's Church Hall, Meads Road, Eastbourne

Calling all violinists, cellists, violists, fiddlers and flautists..

 

Players of all ages and abilities will get the opportunity to learn fantastic rock and trad string techniques on specially designated days. They will also learn the key to playing beautiful classical melodies. 

The workshop is unique in so far that in a few hours, students gain the essential skills to compose which can make passing a theory exam easier. Learn how to Improvise a Philip Glass or rock themed style piece. Learn to play a stringed instrument through movement initially and interpret their repertoire using a mix of tone colour and vibrato which they would never have thought possible. All taught by one professional violinist with mindfulness training. This means that students who attend may be nervous and after a day's work may Feel nervous but know how to constructively challenge this and often achieve the Music Scholarship of their dreams.

 

At this very popular Kent workshop, we shall also study and play ensemble music by eminent composers such as Purcell and explore the magic and beauty that underpins their work. One on one coaching will be offered too. 

 

 

Cost for one whole day:  £55

Strings For All. Aberdeen International Youth Festival.

Date:July 31, Aug 1 and 2 2017

Time:10am to 4.15pm

Venue:King's College, Old Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland

From July 31 to August 2 inc 2017, Aberdeen International Youth Festival is launching Strings for All Workshops and Masterclasses led by folk and rock fiddler and classical violinist Adam Phillips.

The Workshops are open to all age groups and aims to attract violinists, cellists, fiddle players, violists and flautists.

Adam is a direct descendent of the 18th Century Scottish composer and fiddler William Marshall, who is credited as creating 'the first Strathspeys of the age.' Adam, who is a native of Aberdeen and a previous flag bearer at the Festival, will reveal the secrets that lie behind a number of Marshall's beautiful works.

Participants will gain the opportunity to harmonise and compose traditional Celtic music as well as key works by Marshall. The week will also allow students to develop improvisatory skills and enable them to form their own trios and quartets based on ideas drawn from other composers such as John Williams and Philip Glass.

One on one tuition will also be a sizeable portion of this series of workshops, so it is ideal for students preparing for music scholarships, graded exams or auditions.

Players will engage with Adam's unique musical heritage in this very popular week while developing their own skills, learning new pieces and performing in their own concert on August 2.

 

To apply for a much coveted place, please folllow the Contact part of the website. Alternatively, please complete and submit the booking form below:

 

 

 

Days allocated to levels of playing and ages.

 

Players will each receive:

One to one tuition 

Group ensemble techniques

Materials 

Refreshments

A great day 

 

Cost for one whole day:  £50 

 

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Testimonials

  • These were the best workshops to date. They were so hands on and I really liked the improvising part too.

    Anne Smith (age 62)