Who is this course for?This course is suitable for new starters on the violin or the viola and for those keen to review their basic technique. This course is also suitable for parents who want to help their children learn to play the violin or the viola.
Where will this course lead me to? The course takes you from the very first steps, from tuning the instrument to learning the bow hold and violin/viola hold through to playing with the left hand fingers.
What is the format of the course? This course consists of 16 lectures and 14 play along tracks. You are expected to join in with your instrument whilst watching the video lessons. Practise each tutorial until you have fully mastered the techniques before moving on to the next lesson.
How long will this course take? This course will take between 4-8 weeks to complete. At the end of this course, you will have a solid basic technique from which to expand your playing.
Is there any recognition of my achievements? You can download a Certificate of Completion at the end of this course.
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Henriette studied violin with Jan Hulst at the Rotterdam Conservatoire in the Netherlands and graduated in 1991 with the DM exam. From 1991-1994 she continued private postgraduate violin studies with Tessa Robins-Khambatta in London. She was a member of the Continuo Chamber Orchestra in the Netherlands and played for Dutch Television. She also holds a Masters Degree in Education from the Open University.
Henriette has taught the violin in music schools in the Netherlands and currently works as a visiting violin teacher in schools in England. She also has a private teaching practice at home. Students have gone on to specialist music schools, read music at university, have become professional violinists and viola players, have gained music scholarships and music exhibitions to schools and colleges and have won music competitions. In recent years, violin teachers have come to observe Henriette's lessons in order to enhance their own teaching. Henriette is also a contributor to The Strad Magazine's "Ask the Experts" column.
Outstanding online violin lessons, viola lessons, cello lessons
Over the years, students and fellow teachers repeatedly asked Henriette to write a book about string playing technique. Henriette never believed though that playing a string instrument can be learned from written text or from photographs alone. This is how the idea for the online campus developed. The exercises you will find at Pro-Am Strings were developed and tested over 25 years of teaching the violin. They have been proven to produce an enhanced technique, better tone and faster learning. Having the exercises online in different formats means that, whatever your preferred learning style, there will always be something for you. This, coupled with a great team of Associate Teachers, means that we are now consistently rated as delivering outstanding online violin, viola and cello lessons by a growing community of players across the globe.
Away from work, Henriette enjoys cooking for friends, floristry, figure skating and outdoor pursuits such as road cycling and walking her dog Mac.