WHAT IS BOOT CAMP

Boot Camp is a themed, super-intensive violin practice technique course for beginning,  intermediate and advanced players.

Beginner classes will be SLOW moving and focus on the basics of position, sound production, bowing, music theory fundamentals etc.

Advanced classes will be FAST moving and cover the entire spectrum of the violin. (must know 3rd and be actively studying 5th positions)

Intermediates can chose between both classes depending on the level of challenge they would like.

Each workshop focuses on a genre of music and on specific practice techniques for breaking down difficult passages, developing muscle memory, and gaining mastery over both your left and right hands so they sync together and your automatic pilot can kick in.

 

If you follow these practice techniques, you will develop the skills to consistently overcome any weak points in your playing. In this way, you can become your own teacher.

PREREQUISITES

 

Beginners will learn two octave scales, fundamental music theory, bowing techniques, and first and third positions.

 

Intermediate/advanced players must know third position, being moderately comfortable with fifth position

SCHEDULE

Arrival: 8:30am-9:00am

Group Study: 9:00am-12noon 

Lunch: 12:00pm-1:00pm

Group Study: 1:00pm-4:00pm

 

 

BRYNN ALBANESE'S VIOLIN BOOT CAMP

photo by Daniel Dietch

STANDARD CURRICULUM

  • Working with a metronome

  • Finger pattern warm-ups

  • Scales and Arpeggios

  • The Three D’s (bow Division, Distribution and Direction)

  • Tone production and bowing techniques

  • Variations of vibrato

  • Positions 1st thru 7th

  • Double stops

  • Add-a-Note practice technique

  • Sight reading tips

THEMES

  • Standard student repertoire

  • Gypsy swing

  • World Music

  • Orchestral Excerpts

  • Chamber Music

 

 

PRICES

 

 

$150 returning student

$170 new student (includes

 

© 2014 Brynn Albanese