to offer online violin lessons and viola lessons. This is because
who read some pages on this website about how to eliminate
tensions and aches and pains caused by
violin and viola playing, how to eliminate
stage fright and improve their
interested in having lessons but they were too far away from me.
My teaching is based on the Havas New Approach to string playing developed by Kató Havas. Please, read as much as you can about it on this website, I've written many pages, so you'll be ready to book your 6 lesson (2 hours each) or 12 lesson (1 hour each) course.
I offer a 12 lesson course, because having just a one-off lesson doesn't make much sense, what can you really learn? I expect to teach and help players who understand what is different and special about the Havas New Approach that I teach and are motivated to make a change in their playing and their lives. Therefore, I recommend you to, at least, read Stage fright or watch the teaching DVD.
It is really possible to organize online lessons and not difficult at
all, I've been experimenting for a while and it works.
What you need:
I'm offering up to 30 minutes free online violin lessons or viola lessons to set up everything the first time. You'll receive your own personalized live online music lessons, not like those recorded videos of online violin lessons that you can find, but where you can't ask any questions. In my case, it's exactly like having a face to face private lesson, but you can have it without leaving your home, wherever you are, you don't have to travel from the other side of the world (only, check the time!).
This is me with Kato
Havas when my translation of her book
Stage Fright was published in Italy
The Oxford Times published an article on a New Approach workshop
I summarize it here: many musicians of all levels and
styles, especially the professionals, live a miserable life because of aches and pains and even tendonitis
in their arms, neck, shoulders, back, wrists, hands, carpal tunnel
syndrome etc.; many stop playing and start again, some even undergo
operations and then give up playing altogether, not to mention the emotional tension so common...
Or beginners have to suffer for months or years the torture of that horrible "beginner sound" (I'd rather call it "noise") and inflict this torture on their family and neighbours.
But this shouldn't really be so, because you could eliminate all these nuisances that afflict players, by knowing the natural movements to do while playing, using your body in the most natural way as possible. This could help you improve your tone, increase your ease, your agility in playing, also by heart, eliminate the insecurity and therefore the anxiety, the stage fright.
The New Approach principles can be learned and applied by everybody, especially violinists and violists, either teachers, students, professionals or amateurs. The New Approach principles can also be applied to other instruments. They are not just for classical players, but also for fiddle players so I can offer online violin and fiddle lessons and for players of any other style.
I help violin & viola players play freely, without pain, injuries and stage fright.
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Hi I am an adult violinist who always wanted that beautiful sound but no lessons or methods seemed to help. I discovered Kato only last year and realised …
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Online violin lessons and viola lessons will be based on the Havas New Approach to string playing
Caroline Duffner, Kato
Havas, Monica Cuneo after a concert
"I have every confidence that Caroline Duffner, violin, and Monica Cuneo, viola, can continue my Summer School at
St. Edmund's Hall, Oxford.
Both have studied with me many years and are very experienced New Approach teachers as well as accomplished performers.