Pathways in Teaching with Simon Fischer

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Pathways in Teaching with Simon Fischer


March 17: The final 3 sessions have now been postponed. We will aim to reschedule for the Autumn.

A series of five talks at Primrose Hill Community Association, London NW1

8th March, 15th March, 22nd March, 29th March, 5th April: You can book for any or all of the dates here.

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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.

Additional information


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.

Simon Fischer

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.

The European String Teachers’ Association accepts no responsibility for loss or damage to instruments or personal belongings. You are strongly advised to provide your own insurance for instruments and other possessions.

ESTA (UK) reserves the right to take photographs and video content. This will be used for our social media platforms plus any future advertising for other events.

If you have any objections please email

Event Details

Day 1: March 08, 2020

Day 2: March 15, 2020

Day 3: March 22, 2020

Day 4: March 29, 2020

Day 5: April 05, 2020

Start time: 14:30 p.m.

End time: 17:30 p.m.

Venue: Primrose Hill Community Association 29 Hopkinson’s Place Fitzroy Road London NW1 8TN