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Programme September to December 2019

What's a ViolinHub?

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.

Mmmm, Biscuits...

If you've been around ViolinSchool any length of time, you'll know we take our biscuits seriously! There's a proper break for tea-and-biscuits between the two afternoon ViolinHub sessions - a great opportunity to get to know your fellow violinists! (There's often a trip to the pub afterwards, too!)

ViolinHubs are our popular Saturday afternoon meetup sessions in London, where we creatively explore aspects of our violin playing. 

For 2019, we are programming a more varied selection of classes, including special events. Generally, ViolinHub sessions fall into one of four categories: Technical, Music (Ensembles / Repertoire), Performance, or Guest Event (featuring a guest tutor or specialist topic).

Technical Classes

Using the week's topic as a starting point, we work together through a series of warm ups and technical exercises, created according to each player's practice priorities.

We build up complexities of rhythm, bowing technique, sound production, scales... and much much more!

NEW for September 2019...

We are delighted to introduce Intermediate Courses D and E which will run during the first half of each Hub:

Course D: 2.15pm to 3.00pm (Levels 3 & 4)
Course E: 3.00pm to 3.40pm (Levels 4 & 5)

These sessions continue the same mix of Technical Topics that you are used to from Hub Technical classes, but with a graded program of new repertoire that's sequenced across a two year cycle. Both Courses D and E are included in your Term Pass, and you can attend every week or on an 'ad hoc' basis... click here to learn more about these new courses!

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!

Autumn Term 2019 ViolinHubs are led by either Simon Hewitt Jones or David Worswick, and take place in Pimlico (exact venue may change from week to week according to availability). Workshop Topics and Ensemble Repertoire 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!

Click here to book today!

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VIOLINHUB: SATURDAY CLASSES & EVENTS


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 CREATIVE VIOLIN MEETUPS IN LONDON TO BUILD YOUR TECHNIQUE, ENSEMBLE SKILLS AND PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE 

Save with a Term Pass: Unlimited access pass for all sessions - see enrolment form for details!

 September to December 2019 

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Any Questions? Call us on +44 (0) 20 3051 0080
or email [email protected]!

— WATCH THE VIDEO —

Here's a video that Simon made about our 'Ensembles' sessions in 2017... it will give you a taste of what to expect in Autumn 2019! ViolinHub is an expanded version of these sessions... new video coming soon!

— WELCOME! —

ViolinSchool's Saturday afternoon ViolinHub sessions are creative music meetups in Central London for violinists who have already reached an intermediate or advanced experience level.

Our 10-Week Programs run 3 times a year (when the Violin Orchestra is not in session), beginning in January, April and September. You can book classes individually, or save with a 'Term Pass' for unlimited access to all classes and events.

Technical, Ensemble & Performance Skills

Saturday ViolinHubs offer a varied mix of classes, workshops and repertoire sessions, all designed to  build up your experience and knowledge in three key areas: Technique, Music (Repertoire and Ensemble Playing), and Performance Skills. Our expanded programme for 2019 will include many different topics and class types, with options to suit a wide variety of interests and experience levels.

Experienced Tutors and Guest Tutors

Each ViolinHub sessions 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, and further visits by guest tutors will be announced soon!

Upgrades to ViolinHub for September 2019

We're delighted to announce that ViolinHub now includes our new Intermediate Courses D and E, which run from 2.15pm, and feature and even wider range of technical topics and repertoire, taught class-style.

Your Term Pass gives you access to ALL sessions, including Course D and E classes as well as Ensemble sessions, which take place from 4.15pm as they did last term!

During the Violin Orchestra period, there will be a greater focus on ensemble music during the Course E sessions, and you are welcome to attend every week, or on an 'ad hoc' basis - it's up to you!









MiniHub14 September 20192pm to 5pm MiniHub2pm to 5pm MiniHub
ViolinHub21 September 2019check Course D/E Topic Scheduleto be confirmed
ViolinHub28 September 2019check Course D/E Topic Scheduleto be confirmed
ViolinHub05 October 2019check Course D/E Topic Schedule
to be confirmed
ViolinHub12 October 2019check Course D/E Topic Schedule
to be confirmed
ViolinHub19 October 2019check Course D/E Topic Schedule
to be confirmed
MiniHub26 October 20192pm to 5pm MiniHub2pm to 5pm MiniHub
ViolinHub02 November 2019The Violin OrchestraThe Violin Orchestra
The Violin Orchestra09 November 2019The Violin OrchestraThe Violin Orchestra
The Violin Orchestra16 November 2019The Violin OrchestraThe Violin Orchestra
The Violin Orchestra23 November 2019The Violin OrchestraThe Violin Orchestra
The Violin Orchestra30 November 2019The Violin OrchestraThe Violin Orchestra
Christmas Concert7 December 2019Christmas ConcertChristmas Concert

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.

Christmas Concert Saturday 7th December 2019 - Save the Date!

*August MiniHubs not included in Term Pass - need to book separately