I run weekly group violin classes most Thursdays at via Zoom (unless I am away for a concert or recording).
Start time: 7pm London time. This is usually 2pm EST / 11am PST (except during time change periods - check here)
Duration: Classes usually run for at least 60-90 minutes, and some run for much longer.
Location: All classes run on Zoom. Occasionally I run 'hybrid' classes in London and elsewhere. On these occasions you are welcome to attend in person.
Level: The beginning of each class is suitable for all levels. Classes generally increase in difficulty level throughout the session, and end up at a fairly advanced level by the end. You can stay as long as you wish, then drop out when the repertoire and activities become too complex!
If you're a first-time player or a beginner, please book 2x coaching cycles first before joining the Zoom classes, so that I can take you through the 'fundamentals', a 2-3 hour training in core skills.
Cost: Classes are FREE for anyone who has recently taken a personal coaching session. For everyone else, participation is by donation on a pay-what-you-can basis (minimum $1), with a suggested amount of £20/$25 per class, or £80/$100 per month.
Content: Each class is different, and based on the needs of the participants. Generally we will also explore a specific piece of repertoire, and a different technique. Requests are always welcome.
I generally draw from the curriculum that we developed for ViolinSchool, which is immensely comprehensive and covers essentially every technical topic required to get to an advanced level. I will usually share music in advance in the what's new section of this website, or on this page.
If you'd like to join in with these classes, please send your name and email via the form below.
You'll get regular email updates containing each month's Zoom link, and details of upcoming topics and repertoire.
Simon Hewitt Jones c/o 1st Floor Studios, 41 Whitcomb Street, London, WC2H 7DT, United Kingdom
T: +44 (0)20 3051 0080, E: email@example.com