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Time for Class! Sign up and learn a bit more about music and the violin in this series of casual, informative classes.

You do not need to be a violin student to attend some of these classes, however we will be looking at music through the violin with emphasis on the violin. Where experience is required or recommended, it is mentioned in the description of the class, otherwise classes are open to everyone who is interested regardless of experience. To sign up for any class, please submit the tuition fee, this will reserve your seat. Please continue to scroll down for a listing of Workshop classes.

If you are interested in violin lessons as well, after having a look at this page, please visit "group lessons".


about your teacher : ed davis

Over the past years, I've been delighted to help people make music an active part of their lives. I've been teaching privately for over 20 years in Seattle and Olympia Washington, and Eugene Oregon. While in Eugene I taught for the 4J School District as an orchestra director and conducted sectionals and auditions for the Eugene Youth Symphony. I've also been on the faculty of the Suzuki Institute of Seattle, Tacoma Youth Symphony Music Camp and director of the Thalia Olympic Music Camp. Click here to read more about me.


how to enroll in a class & cancellation policy

To enroll in any class, please click the "Enroll" button and your class will be added to a shopping cart. Once you have finished selecting classes and made the tuition, you place in the class is reserved. It is recommended to reserve your place early by submitting tuition in advance, however you may come and make tuition (cash only) at the door without guaranteed seating.

Please note that class size is limited and there is no refund for canceling out of or missing a workshop class, however you may give you place in class to another if they meet the prerequisites for the class.

 

class location : all classes meet at...
Eighth Avenue Studios | MAP
939 Eighth Avenue, 3rd Floor, buzz #307 for entrance to the building.
Subways A,C, or 1 to 59th Street Stop. Walk to 939 Eighth Avenue, between 55th & 56th Streets.

 

listening | violin care | improvisation


listening

Listening
1
Class
TBA
Prerequisite:
This class is open to everyone, prior musical experience is not necessary!
Optional Materials: Paper and pencil if you wish to take notes.
Class Title: Hearing More Inside Music
Class Summary:

In this class we'll be listening to various works and learning about how a composer uses the palette of the the voice, violin and other instruments to create color and mood, concrete representations and abstract ideas. Pieces we'll be hearing range from Medieval to Modern, Classical to Rock.

Tuition:
$25

violin care

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Dirty Violin!
1
Class
TBA
Prerequisite:
This class is open to everyone!
Required Materials: Please bring your violin, a soft towel large enough to place your violin on (to cushion it on the table), some small rags (cotton, an old cut up t-shirt is good). Polishes and other supplies will be provided.
Class Title: Dirty Violin!
Class Summary:

In this class, we will learn to safely remove your chin rest, tailpiece, strings and pegs. We will then do a thorough cleaning of the parts and violin and polishing of your violin, as well as some minor scratch repair. We will lubricate the pegs, bridge and nut, which will allow your strings and pegs to move more effortlessly, as well as lightly oil your fingerboard, tailpiece and chinrest. Your violin will be like new...well, within reason, but it will look a lot better and also more importantly, it will work better!

Tuition / Supplies:
$30

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improvisation

Improvisation 1
1
Class
TBA
Prerequisite:
Violin 1a (Beginner Violin) or knowledge of basic violin playing (about 3-4 months of lessons), advanced players may also get something out of this class as well as new students. Optional: Listening 1 is recommended to precede this class.
Required Materials: Violin or Viola.
Class Title: Creating Textures, Shapes and Exploring Sound and Space in Music
Class Summary:

In this class we will be learning to create various sound textures and shapes, and exploring how these sounds can create contrast, accord and drama in music. We will also be considering how various techniques of bowing and fingering make musical color, and becoming better aware of how color, shape and texture influences a musical experience.

Tuition:
$25

If you are interested in violin lessons as well, after having a look at this page, please visit "group lessons".

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