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Violin Lessons | Adults & Children - Beginner & Advanced

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Whether you like the idea of playing violin in an orchestra at the Albert Hall or dancing around with a fiddle to jigs and reels in the pub we can help you pursue your dream! Violin is a really versatile instrument which lends itself equally to both styles of music and more. A lot of people ask the difference between violin and fiddle, but they're actually the same instrument - it's all to do with the style of music you decide to play and the techniques used within those styles.

Learning to play the violin with Sheehans

If you're a complete beginner we are happy to lend you a violin free of charge for the first lesson to see how you get on without obligation. We offer a rental scheme for all different sizes of violin, and if the lesson is for a child we will ensure that they're measured up for the correct size before their lesson.

If you already play and just want a few lessons to work on a particular technique - perhaps your bow hold is rusty or you could do with some help on your vibrato - we are more than happy to take on students on a short term basis. If you have an audition or performance you're working towards and would like some help you could always book in just for a one off lesson.

Ben Weedon

“I believe in long term enjoyment of music and encouraging students to explore the violin/viola through whatever means excites them. Having played the violin and viola for 20 years in a variety of musical styles and situations, I know that it’s important to remember we make music for fun and that enthusiasm is the source of our most productive motivation.

“I teach classical technique for its versatility, I also encourage a wider knowledge of violin music in different traditions such as folk and jazz. For those who are interested, I also incorporate elements of composition, music theory, sight reading and performance technique. Whether you are interested in taking your Bach violin sonata to the next level or writing your first piece of music I will be able to help you.”

Ben has has been performing professionally for around 12 years, has released 5 albums of his own and has featured on a further 19. He trained at Wells Cathedral School and then South West Music School, with full scholarships to both. Ben is half of award winning violin and double bass duo Ben & Alfie. They have performed across Europe, Senegal and in the UK at many prestigious venues such as The Royal Albert Hall, Sage Gateshead, Bristol Folk Festival and Harrogate International Festival. Ben & Alfie received the Musicians Union Ensembles Award and were shortlisted for the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award in 2014. Ben has also composed music for the BBC and regularly records/composes for national and international music labels.

Ben Matthews

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  • Guild Guitars
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