Music: Violin - Beginner - (23/4) - BHS56052M

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Next term start date

23 Apr 2019


Adult Education Programme

Activity ref no: BHS56052M

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From Wednesday 5th December 2018:- Book online, or contact course provider.

  • Broughton High School
    Carrington Road,
  • Adult Education Programme
  • 16+, Adult, 60+
  • £30.00 for term
  • Tuesday 19:00

Activity description

This course aims to teach the basics of violin playing and technique, to understand notation as well as gaining general all round musicality. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: None. WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT TO LEARN: By the end of the course students will: - be confident in reading music notation; - have gained knowledge on basic techniques of playing the violin; - have developed a decent music theory knowledge. HOW THE COURSE WILL BE TAUGHT: Majority of classes will consist of working through 'Team Strings' at students' own pace. This encourages solo playing as well as playing with a group/ensemble as there are many duets and trio works which can be played together. The class will be split into segments - allowing plenty of time for explanations of music theory and how to read music, however with ample time to put what students have learnt into practice. MATERIALS REQUIRED BY STUDENTS: A violin - Best place to purchase is from Stringers on York Place Edinburgh where it should come equipped with a sturdy case, bow, a shoulder rest and rosin. This does not have to be an expensive purchase and there is also the option of having the instrument on loan for a very small monthly payment before making the decision of buying. Music stand - Required each week. Team Strings - This is the book the class will be working from. It costs around £10 and can be purchased from any book store with a decent sized music collection or most music stores or very easily online from Amazon. A note pad and/or manuscript paper - will be handy for taking notes of music theory etc.

Term information

  • Date term started:23 Apr 2019 (starts in 35 days)
  • Duration:5 lessons - 5 lessons remaining
  • Places:14
  • Crèche available:No

Price type

  • Standard price
  • Reduced
    • 16 or 17 years old
    • 60+, retired, and not in employment.
    • Disability Living Allowance (DLA), PIP or Carer's Allowance
    • Full time student.
  • Concession
    • Council Tax Reduction Scheme (NB: Not single person/occupancy discount)
    • Employment Support Allowance
    • Housing Benefit
    • Incapacity Benefit
    • Income Based Jobseekers Allowance
    • Income Support
    • NASS Support
    • Pension Credit
    • Universal Credit
    • Working Tax Credit

Remaining dates and times (5 lessons)

Date Day Time
23 Apr 2019 Tuesday 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
30 Apr 2019 Tuesday 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
07 May 2019 Tuesday 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
14 May 2019 Tuesday 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
21 May 2019 Tuesday 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Venue details

Broughton High School

Carrington Road
Tel: 0131 556 7978
Email: adult.education@edinburgh.gov.uk

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