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ABCs of Violin for the Absolute Beginner Course

Cambridge Center for Adult Education

42 Brattle Street, Harvard Square
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Instructor: Sonia Voskuil
sonia.voskuil@gmail.com

Have you always wanted to play the violin but thought it too difficult? Or have you previously studied violin and wish to take it up again? Have fun playing popular folk, classical, fiddle tunes and duets, while focusing on correct posture, bow hold, basic music reading and rhythm. We will work on the ABCs of Violin for the Absolute Beginner, Book 1, ABCs of Duets, and Complete Technique for Violin. Listed below are Stores renting violins and selling the required materials.

Register Online
42 Brattle St. 617-547-6789

Offered in Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring


Dear New Violin Students,

Thank you for signing up for CCAE's VIOLIN course. It's never too late to begin playing violin and get really great at it. At the very first class, finger dots are added to your fingerboard to help immediately with placing left-hand finger tips correctly and playing in tune. Rubber bands are placed on your bow to help with right-hand finger placement. Mutes are placed on the bridge to sweeten the tone. Your violin will be tuned at the beginning of each class.

Why do Adults Learn to Play Violin Quicker than Children?
Students say music reading and posture are easier to learn than they thought it would be. You will play 12 or more classical, folk and fiddle pieces, 2 studies, many warm-up exercises, 3 scales and several duets.

REQUIRED MATERIALS:

ABCs of Violin Book 1 - Johnson String
ABCs of Violin Book 1 - Amazon

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

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

ABCs of Duets CD - Johnson String

ABCs of Duets CD - Amazon

Optional, supplementary materials:
ABCs of Violin Beginner DVD - Johnson String
ABCs of Violin Beginner DVD - Amazon

ABCs of Violin Intermediate DVD - Johnson String
ABCs of Violin Intermediate DVD - Amazon
This DVD/Video has all 69 pieces from ABCs of Violin Books 1 and 2.

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

ABCs of Violin details

VIOLIN ACCESSORIES students like:
Shoulder Rest: for ease and comfort holding violin.
Small Round Tourte Mute: eliminates 30% of volume; makes sound sweeter.
Ultra Practice Mute: eliminates 70% of sound; practice longer while not disturbing neighbors.
Metal Mute: eliminates 90% of sound; practice longer while not disturbing neighbors.
Tuner and Metronome all in one: Begin your practice with a violin that is in tune. Learn to keep perfect time like a professional with a Metronome.
Music Stand: have a straight back while practicing.
Rosin: put on the Bow Hairs for a clear sound.
Spare set of Strings: in case a string breaks. Be careful turning the pegs.

What can you do prior to the first class? Listen to the pieces you will be learning on the CD insert in ABCs of Violin for the Absolute Beginner, Book 1. Please bring your violin for a check up to one of the shops below, if you are not renting a violin.

Sonia Voskuil looks forward to meeting all of you! Please send an email if you have questions about the class. sonia.voskuil@gmail.com

After teaching this course for 12 years, I moved to the North Shore in Massachusetts. (summer 2015)

Enjoy the course!

~Janice Tucker Rhoda

Author ABCs of Strings and Complete Technique
Published by Carl Fischer Music
abcsofstrings@gmail.com

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LIST OF MUSIC STORES

Johnson String at 1029 Chestnut Street, Newton Upper Falls, MA. 617-964-0954
*Violin rentals and purchases, books, accessories. Rent to own program!

New England Violins at the corner of 351 Massachusetts Ave and St. Botolph St. near the Symphony T-stop, Boston, MA. 617-262-8567 (owner Paul DuLude)
*Violin rentals and purchases, books, accessories. Rent to own program!

Rutman's Violins at 265 Massachusetts Avenue near Symphony Hall at the Symphony T-stop, Boston, MA. 617-578-0066 (owner Ilya Rutman)
*Violin purchases, books, accessories. (No rentals)

Wood & Strings Music Center is at 493 Massachusetts Avenue in Arlington Center, MA. Take Bus No. 77 from Harvard Square to Arlington Center. 781-641-2131
*Violin rentals and purchases, books, accessories. Rent to own program!

Acoustic Strings of New England at Arts in the Armory, lower level, 191 Highland Ave. Somerville, MA. 781-648-6355
*Rent to own program!

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
*Books, some accessories. (no violins)

Mass Ave Music at 487 Somerville Ave, Somerville, MA. 617-764-4143.
*Books, accessories. (No rentals)

Carriage House Violins at 1039 Chestnut Street in Newton Upper Falls, MA. 617-262-0051
*Violin purchases, books, accessories. (No rentals)

Spencer Brook Strings at 9 Linden St, Maynard, MA. 978-897-6382
*Rent to own program!

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, Boston, MA. 617-424-9322
*Books, some accessories. (no violins)

Spectrum Music is a classical sheet music store at 1844B Massachusetts Avenue in Lexington Center, MA. 781-862-0088
*Books, some accessories. (no violins)

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

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ABCs of Strings is published by
Carl Fischer Music