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Programme January to April 2020

Who? Where? When? How Much?

ViolinHubs are usually led by Simon Hewitt Jones or David Worswick from ViolinSchool, or occasionally by a Guest Tutor.  They take place in Pimlico (or Victoria), London SW1.

ViolinHubs can be booked individually, or you can save money with a 'Term Pass' , which can be booked before the start of each term for unlimited access to all classes and events. Sessions start at £29 for members of ViolinSchool (active subscription required), or £39 for violinists without a current ViolinSchool membership. 

Some Guest Tutor / Special Topic classes and our Big Events (like our recent Violin & Wine day and 'ViolinBoat' river cruise!) are priced differently - see the online booking form for full details.

ViolinHubs run throughout most of the year on Saturdays when the Violin Orchestra is not in session.

Time for Tea?

If you've been around ViolinSchool any length of time, you'll know we take our biscuits seriously! Tea and Biscuits are available all afternoon at ViolinHub, and there's plenty of space to relax and get to know your fellow violinists in between sessions. (There's often a trip to the pub afterwards, too!)

Performance Classes

To get really good at performing, you need to practise! Bring along your (optional!) solo and play it to the class.

Get constructive feedback and practice tips on what to improve. Try out your solos before a concert or an exam - or just for fun!

Ensembles

The more you play in a group, the easier it becomes. And it's really enjoyable, too!

Each week, we look at a new piece of (multi-level) ensemble music together. Choose a part to learn in advance... or just turn up and sight-read the easier levels - it's up to you!

For New Year 2020, we're delighted to announce that ViolinHub will be expanding to create more opportunities for performance practice, chamber music and ensembles, improvisation, and guest workshops.

We will be introducing regular monthly performance classes with David Worswick, creative improvisation workshops with Matthew Forbes, and Ensemble sessions with Simon Hewitt Jones

The exact schedule of classes and repertoire will be announced shortly before the start of term on this page.

Although we will always do our very best to keep to the advertised schedule, please note that all workshops and guest tutors are subject to change.

Save with a Term Pass!

Unlimited Classes & Events, All Term!

The ViolinSchool Term Pass gives you unlimited access to all Autumn Term ViolinHubs, plus the Violin Orchestra, Christmas Concert, and more!

Term Pass makes it quick and easy to book for all classes, and you save money too. Click here to learn more about Term Pass!

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— WATCH THE VIDEO —

Here's a short video introducing the new venue for ViolinHub, Pimlico Academy in Central London (SW1).

— WELCOME! —

You are about to discover how to access world-class opportunities for learning and grow your violin-playing and musicianship ...

... whilst connecting with a community of like-minded musicians who, like you, are passionate about music and the violin!

4 Pillars of Skill: Music, Technique, Performance & Practice

Saturday ViolinHubs offer a varied mix of classes, workshops and repertoire sessions, all designed to  build up your experience and knowledge in the key areas of: 

  • Technique
  • Music (Repertoire and Ensemble Playing)
  • Performance skills... 

...all underpinned by How to Practise

Our expanded programme for 2020 will include many different topics and class types, with options to suit a wide variety of interests and experience levels.

Guest Tutors & Special Topics

As ViolinHub grows, we'll be inviting more guest tutors to come and teach their specialist topics - bringing world-class insights to the ViolinSchool community!

We carefully select and invite super-creative performers who are also great teachers. It's hard to find people who are great at both, but it's what brings a topic alive for all ages and experience levels.

ViolinHub: A Home for Violinists in London!

 January to March 2020

 January to March 2020

If you know your way around a violin, but seek new opportunities to improve and grow, then welcome to your new home!

New Year 2020 - Tutors & Team

The full program for New Year 2020 will be announced shortly before the start of term. Here are some of the people who'll be on hand to guide, facilitate and teach at ViolinHub!

Simon Hewitt Jones

David Worswick

Matthew Forbes

Maria Thomas

What is ViolinHub?

ViolinSchool's Saturday ViolinHub is a centre for creative music making and learning, in Central London. We currently welcome Beginner and Intermediate violinists of all ages, and will be expanding our programs in the coming year to cater for all ages and experience levels.

ViolinHub runs for 30 Weeks a year, during 3x 10-Week 'Terms', beginning in January, April and September. We offer a wide range of Classes, Courses, Ensembles, Workshops, Guest Events, and a twice-annual Violin Orchestra.

It's possible to book for a one-off visit, but most people save with a 'Term Pass', which gives unlimited access to ALL classes and events, and includes full ViolinSchool membership.

A wide range of Workshops, Classes, and Ensembles

Saturday ViolinHubs offer a varied mix of classes, workshops and repertoire sessions, all designed to  build up your experience and knowledge in four key areas: Technique, Music (Repertoire and Ensemble Playing), Performance and Practice Skills. Our expanded programme for 2020 will include many different topics and class types, with options to suit a wide variety of interests and experience levels.

Upgrades to ViolinHub for January 2020

We are gradually expanding ViolinHub to cater for violinists of all ages and experience levels. We are pleased to announce that the New Year 2020 program includes a new series of classes and workshops, including Performance Classes with David Worswick, Rhythm Workshops with Maria Thomas, Improvisation Workshops with Matthew Forbes, and Ensembles with Simon Hewitt Jones.

We will also be introducing visits from guest presenters and visiting artists ... Full repertoire and schedules will be announced early in the New Year!

Experienced Tutors and Guest Tutors

Each ViolinHub is led either by Simon Hewitt Jones or David Worswick from ViolinSchool, both of whom have many years of experience leading workshops and teaching learners of all experience levels. 

Our guest tutors are carefully selected to include performers with a proven track record of teaching and facilitating in a workshop environment, so we can guarantee learning sessions to be engaging, interactive and often transformational! Recent visiting tutors incude violinist Christian Howes and cellist Matthew Forbes ... further visits by guest presenters will be announced soon!

What's On at ViolinHub?

Big Easter Violin Event - Saturday 4th April 2020 - Save the Date!

At the end of the Easter Term, we run a Big Violin Day event, to round off the term! This year's event takes place on Saturday 4th April (save the date!), and full details will be announced in the New Year.

Last year's Big Violin Day took place on the river Thames on the ViolinBoat... a raucous, uplifting afternoon of music on the thames!

What will it be this year?

Full Price Tickets to the Big Violin Event will go on sale in early 2020, but if you have a TERM PASS then you're already guaranteed a complimentary place on the guest list!

Kai Jenkins

Marisol Hillier

Tuition Courses (Technique & Repertoire)

Our Beginner and Intermediate Violin Courses also run on Saturdays, and for a limited period, we are including a ViolinHub Term Pass for all enrolled learners, at no extra cost.

If you're looking for structured tuition in addition to the Ensembles, Workshops and Classes offered at ViolinHub, then please take a look at our course options too!

Experienced Tutors and Guest Tutors

Core ViolinHub sessions are led either by Simon Hewitt Jones or David Worswick from ViolinSchool, both of whom have many years of experience leading workshops and teaching learners of all experience levels. 

Our regular visiting tutors and guest tutors are carefully selected to include performers with a proven track record of teaching and facilitating in a workshop environment, so we can guarantee learning sessions to be engaging, interactive and often transformational! 

Recent visiting tutors incude violinist Christian Howes and cellist Matthew Forbes, and further visits by guest tutors will be announced soon!