|Organize a workshop on the New Approach by Kato
Havas, have you ever thought about it? Well, think it over now!
Many people write or call me asking me whether there are workshops, or
ask me to organize a workshop on the New Approach.
Many are interested because they have read something here on my
about Kato Havas, about
how to play
violin and viola, or because they've read books by Kato Havas
such as "A New Approach to
violin", or "The twelve lesson course",
"Stage fright - Causes
and cures", or have watched
videos on the workshop by
Havas or her teaching
DVD and have realized how it can be useful to improve one's
you too have become an enthusiast or are simply interested in knowing
more, you could organize a workshop on the New Approach by
Kato Havas in your town.
Havas, due to her age, no longer travels the world as she used to do
before, although she still holds short workshops in
Havas and her New Approach have been extremely important, that's why I
want to spread the knowledge of it and I myself am available to run
for whoever would like to organize one, for example during a week end.
For those who haven't read other pages her, I
briefly remind you that I translated the 3 books by Kato
Havas into Italian and since 2003 I've been living in Oxford to
study with her. Furthermore, I realized the videos of the workshop that are on YouTube and
distribute her teaching
Why organize a
Organize a workshop dedicated to the New Approach is the ideal way to see in practice
what is explained in the books and the videos, understand it better;
it's possible to ask questions and everyone can play a piece of choice,
meet other people
and see how many problems are common to very many players. In addition,
it's possible to see the positive
on one's playing of even tiny changes, on people of every level. A
workshop on the New Approach should be addressed to anyone is
interested, at any level, any style and any age.
Workshop on the New Approach
Another very good reason to organize a workshop on the New Approach is
to find the way to have fun when
playing! (instead of worrying, getting anxious, as it happens
far too often).
How to organize a
To organize a workshop on the New Approach, the ideal would be to
have a music school that could host it and could advertise
it with its students and all other people the school can reach, through
every means: e-mail, newspapers, local radios and TVs,
word of mouth, etc.
Workshop on the New Approach
by Kato Havas in your town
If you run a music school
in your town, great! You only need to decide and talk about it to the
violin or viola teacher or teachers.
If you teach,
or viola or even cello, in a school in your town, you can start talking
about it to a colleague or to the director, showing them the
videos and the books.
If you attend a music school
to take violin lessons, or take private lessons, talking about it to
your teacher, mentioning the books and the several
videos and explaining why you think it would be good to organize a
workshop on this so-called New Approach in your town, what improvement
had from what you know about the New Approach.
If you are a teacher or
student or professional
or anyone who thinks that organizing a workshop like this would be a
good idea, you only need to find suitable premises and the way to
involve as many people as possible.
What's needed is a room that
could accommodate at least ten or twenty people; it's not necessary to
piano, but if there was one it could be useful in case someone wants to
accompanied. You can ask your city
to give you its support and maybe a nice room for free! It's also
possible to find a local bank that gives a financial contribution,
especially in small places.
Obviously you'll have to take into account all the expenses, therefore
it'll be necessary to have a minimum number of about 10 participants.
Per raggiungere this target, I
contribute by making a page on this website and on Facebook and by
sending an invitation about the workshop to a list of people who are
certainly interested having bought books or the teaching DVD or asked me for information. Indeed, many register following this invitations.
To discuss all practical details to organize a workshop on the New Approach,
send me a message or call me free with skype:
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Description of the books:
Approach - The
twelve lesson course
- Stage fright
Watch the videos of a workshop with Kato Havas
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Buy the teaching video on DVD
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