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Cambridge Center for Adult Education
42 Brattle Street, Harvard Square
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Instructors: Janice Tucker Rhoda & Nami Hashimoto

Would you like to advance your Violin technique while having fun playing duets in a group? Improve your sight-reading skills while playing a wide variety of pieces and concertos after warming up on scales and exercises. We cover shifting to 2nd and 3rd positions, Vibrato technique and many Duets. We'll review ABCs of Violin Book 2 (pages 23-36) and proceed into Complete Technique for Violin, ABCs of Violin Books 3, 4, 5, ABCs of Duets and Suzuki Book 4 with Seitz and Vivaldi Concerto movements, plus Bach's Double Violin Concerto. A minimum of four years of playing is required to take this course. Listed below are Stores renting violins and selling the required materials.

8 WEDNESDAYS at 8:00-9:30pm
Sept 24, Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Nov 5, 12
Registration: 42 Brattle St. 617-547-6789
Online signup later!

REQUIRED MATERIALS:

ABCs of Duets Book - Johnson String
ABCs of Duets - Amazon

ABCs of Duets CD - Johnson String
ABCs of Duets CD - Amazon

Complete Technique for Violin - Johnson String
Complete Technique for Violin - Amazon

Complete Technique Sample Pages

ABCs of Violin Book 2 - Johnson String
ABCs of Violin Book 2 - Amazon

ABCs of Violin Book 3 - Johnson String
ABCs of Violin Book 3 - Amazon

ABCs of Violin Book 4 - Johnson String
ABCs of Violin Book 4 - Amazon

ABCs of Violin Book 5 - Johnson String
ABCs of Violin Book 5 - Amazon

Suzuki Violin Book 4 - Johnson String

LIST OF MUSIC STORES

Johnson String at 1029 Chestnut St. in Newton Upper Falls. 617-964-0954
*ABCs of Violin Books with CDs, DVDs, violin rentals and purchases, accessories.

New England Violins at the corner of 351 Massachusetts Ave and St. Botolph St. near the Symphony T-stop. 617-262-8567 Speak with owner Paul DuLude.
*ABCs of Violin Books with CDs, DVDs, violin rentals and purchases, accessories.

Rutman's Violins at 265 Massachusetts Avenue near Symphony Hall at the Symphony T-stop. 617-578-0066
*ABCs of Violin Books with CDs, DVDs, violin purchases, accessories. (No rentals)

Carriage House Violins at 1039 Chestnut Street in Newton Upper Falls. 617-262-0051
*ABCs of Violin Books with CDs, DVDs, violin purchases, accessories. (No rentals)

Rayburn Musical Instrument at 238 Huntington Avenue is across from Symphony Hall in Boston at Symphony T-stop. 617-266-4727
*ABCs of Violin Books with CDs, DVDs, violin rentals, violin purchases, accessories.

Wood & Strings Music Center is at 493 Massachusetts Avenue in Arlington Center. Take Bus No. 77 from Harvard Square to Arlington Center. 781-641-2131
*ABCs of Violin Books with CDs, DVDs, violin rentals and purchases, accessories.

Yesterday Service is a classical sheet music store in Arts at the Armory building at 191 Highland Ave. in Somerville, MA. Bus #88 and #90 from Davis Sq. or #90 from Lechmere T-stop. 617-547-8263
*ABCs of Violin Books with CDs, DVDs, Some violin accessories.

Mass Ave Music at 1904 Mass Ave is across from Porter Square T-stop, Cambridge. 617-492-1930
*ABCs of Violin Books with CDs, DVDs, violin purchases, accessories. (No rentals)

Music Espresso is a classical sheet music store at 295 Huntington Avenue in Boston across from New England Conservatory of Music, close to the Symphony T-stop. 617-424-9322
*ABCs of Violin Books with CDs, DVDs, only.

Spectrum Music is a classical sheet music store at 1844B Massachusetts Avenue in Lexington Center. 781-862-0088
*ABCs of Violin Books with CDs, DVDs only. Some violin accessories.

Kloss Violins at 1200 Great Plain Avenue in Needham is near the Needham Center stop on the Commuter Rail. 781-444-4383
*Violin purchases and accessories only. (No rentals).

Unique Strings is at 165 Belmont Street in Belmont. 617-489-1254
*Violin purchases and accessories only. (No rentals)


Janice Tucker Rhoda

Author of The ABCs of Strings

The ABCs of Strings is published by
Carl Fischer Music