NEW FOR 2019!

Students and adults

Do you need that extra boost to kick start your inspiration or to target violinistic issues that are bugging you? OVS runs 3-4 intensive sessions during the summer covering specific areas of study. Each session lasts an hour and all sessions will normally take place within a week and can either be at Hayfield Road or via Skype.

Areas covered:

  • Technical work: This may include basic bowing and bowhold, left hand techniques, including shifting, intonation and remedial work.
  • Preparation for scholarships, auditions or exams: These sessions will be aimed at preparation for performing aspects of the audition/exam room, how to present yourself, what the panel may be looking for and how to deal with nerves.
  • Orchestral excerpts for audition preparation: with emphasis on the operatic and ballet repertoire. Take advantage of my 35+ years experience in the opera and ballet pit and concert stage to learn how to improve your orchestral awareness and skills and cover the “most likely” excerpts you may be asked to prepare or sightread.

Weeks available:

June 3-7, June 10-14, June 17-21, July 1-5, July 8-12, July 15-19


3 sessions: £150 (payable in advance)

4 sessions: £200 (payable in advance)

Spaces limited, so book early!