March 17: The final 3 sessions have now been postponed. We will aim to reschedule for the Autumn.
Pathways in Teaching series with Simon Fischer
We are delighted to announce that Simon Fischer will be presenting 5 sessions on Sunday afternoons in March and April 2020.
Session 1: March 8 How to practise and teach intonation
Session 2: March 15 Everything about Tone Production
Session 3: March 22 How to set up the right arm and right hand
Session 4: March 29 How to teach Vibrato
Session 5: April 5 Everything about the left hand action including shifting
It should be stressed that in every session, all other areas are necessarily included. It isn’t possible to deal with Tone without mentioning the bow arm, and vice versa. So these headings should be treated only as rough guides to the contents of each session.
When? 2.30-5.30pm Where? Primrose Hill Community Centre NW1 8TN
See HERE to read feedback from Simon’s recent trip to Oregon.
ESTA Member £20 March 8, ESTA Non Member £25 March 8, ESTA Member £20 March 15, ESTA Non Member £25 March 15, ESTA Member £20 March 22, ESTA Non Member £25 March 22, ESTA Member £20 March 29, ESTA Non Member £25 March 29, ESTA Member £20 April 5, ESTA Non Member £25 April 5
Simon Fischer is recognised as having a place amongst the world’s elite teachers. Having studied in London with Yfrah Neaman, and in New York with Dorothy DeLay, Fischer’s approach unites the best elements of the French, Russian and American violin traditions. He also studied Alexander Technique under Walter Carrington (himself a pupil of Alexander) for seven years.
He is a professor at the Guildhall School of Music. He has also held positions at three specialist music schools, the Yehudi Menuhin, Wells Cathedral and Purcell, For 15 years he was also a visiting professor at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music.
Fischer’s published work greatly influences the teaching of the violin. Having written for The Strad magazine from 1991-2014, his monthly articles attracted a worldwide following.
Published by Edition Peters, his technique books Basics and Practice,Scales and The Violin Lesson (translated variously into Korean, Italian, Japanese and German), have become standards on many continents – as has his DVD The Secrets of Tone Production, His book and DVD Warming Up, was described by The Strad magazine as “23 pages of pure technical gold”.
In 2014 Simon Fischer was awarded the European String Teachers Association prize “In celebration of a lifetime contribution to String Teaching”.
Terms and Conditions
Conditions of Booking
Booking is open to members and non-members of the European String Teachers’ Association. For details of membership of ESTA (UK) please contact the membership secretary or visit our ESTA Benefits page.
In case of illness or other circumstances beyond our control we reserve the right to alter advertised presenters but will inform you if this proves necessary.
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