Violin and Viola lessons are available with Strings At Hand and Collusion Music Director Benjamin Greaves.
Lessons are at Ben's studio in Clayfield and can be scheduled during after school times. Generally between 3.30pm and 7pm. Ben is a highly experienced educator. His students have reached diploma levels and been accepted into both Qld youth Orchestras and Australian Youth Orchestra programs. Some have also been accepted into tertiary music institutions throughout Australia.
Ben believes in creating technical proficiency on the instrument so that students gain ease of playing, creating an ability to learn music quickly and efficiently. Early developmental stages see the student learning essential musical/theoretical concepts in conjunction with the playing of the instrument rather than written lessons in theory so that practise is put into play from the early stages of learning. i.e. students will learn the ability to count, understand rhythmic concepts while playing the instrument. They will be fluent in reading music. An emphasis on sight reading; the understanding of semitones, tones, and intervals will be learned in conjunction with playing the instrument.
Students will no doubt have fun in lessons as the eventual ability to read music fluently will allow the student to practise many duets with the teacher: from classical to pop music. Folk, rock, ballads and world music are all explored in lessons. Advanced and committed students may be invited to enrol in AMEB exams.
Feel free to call 0404 646 709 to enrol in lessons or email from our connect page. 2014 lessons commence from 01 February 2014.