€195

Violin to Viola Conversion Course

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Royal Irish Academy of Music

36-38 Westland Row

D02 WY89 Dublin 2

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Violist and RIAM faculty member Lisa Dowdall helps violinists to transfer their skills to viola playing over a 6-week online course

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Over the course of six weeks, Lisa Dowdall will take violinists and violin teachers through the fundamentals of viola playing, helping them to address the transferable skills that they already possess, and identifying the unique features of the instrument, so that non-viola natives can get the most out of this beautiful instrument.

Over six Sunday online morning classes, you will cover

  • Sightreading in the alto clef
  • Learning to hold the instrument with ease and to help your own future viola students do the same
  • Developing an understanding of the intricacies of the viola, including its responsiveness to bowing, vibrato, and how to get the best tone from your instrument

About Lisa Dowdall

Lisa Dowdall is one of Ireland’s most innovative and versatile musicians. She is a baroque violist and also plays the viola d’amore and is particularly interested in using old instruments to play contemporary works. Alongside teaching at RIAM, Lisa enjoys a career of diverse music making in chamber ensembles.

Lisa is a member of Crash Ensemble through which she has collaborated with many world class artists. She has performed internationally at many festivals and in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Centre and the Royal Opera House – Covent Garden.

Requirements

Tech: A laptop, tablet or iPhone with a camera and good internet access

Ability: There is no official RIAM certification required to take this course, but it is recommended for violinists who have a minimum standard of approximately Grade V.

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