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Violin Company Links to Other Useful Web Sites

Here are a selection of violin and music related web site links, which you might find useful. If you know of any sites that we might include do please Email - info@violincompany.co.uk with the information.

Violin Only Sites

Fiddle Forum A good site to meet like minded fiddle & violin players.

Violin Wizard All about Violin and Violin Music. Well laid out site with lots of information to help you get started with the violin.

The Violin Site Huge resource for violinists of all abilities but especially students. Have some time available when you browse this site, there's a lot to see and read.

Fiddle On Magazine - Unique monthly magazine £12.00/year. Articles from leading fiddlers, new tunes to play. quite folk biased. Something to look forward to every month.

Pay The Piper Lots of interesting facts about the Violin and most other instruments. If you need to try and persuade parents that you should play an instrument, this site has lots of arguments to help you.

Best Student Violins Internet resources for string playes, string teachers, parents and students.

Violin Student Central Lots of help and tips for Student Violinists. Fun site that has even got tuning tones and help with tuning your violin. Highly recommended.

Violin Video You need plenty of time for this. Links to lots of videos on YouTube featuring some of the best violinists ever. This site has been put together by a Hungarian violinist Bakaja Zoltan. It's worth following the link to his other web site where there are lots of excellent MP3's you can listen to.

Violin Masterclass This used to be a web site with lots of good advice from Kurt Sassmannshaus who shared some of his teaching techniques with you. It's now been moved to youtube and there are lots of good teaching videos and some lovely performances by pupils of all ages. Inspiring stuff.

Why is the Violin so hard to play A very interesting though somewhat technical look at what happens when you bow a string. Also gives ideas as to why the tone of a string is sometimes nice and sometimes down right nasty.

The Violin Tutor - Practice Software for Windows. Use your PC to play Scales, Arpeggios, Exercises, Tunes and much more. Like having a teacher help you with your practice, everyday. Helps improve intonation and rhythm.

Fiddle Hangout. The support site for fiddlers, Community section, Fiddle lessons, Fiddle Videos and Reviews. We like this site.

Luscombe Violins Inc. If you are in the U.S.A. then shop here for your musical needs: instruments, accessories, cases, maker's supplies and more for violin, viola cello and bass.

Welcome to World Fidle Music A lovely site presented by Jim Dorans. After a free registration you can get video lessons on all sorts of techniques and styles.

Violins Etc. Based in the North of Scotland, Dick Clarke specialises in good quality Romanian instruments and repairs.

Performers, Orchestras and Bands

Swinging The Lead Hampshire based band that epitomise everything that is good fun about a band. Totally unpretensious and guaranteed to give a good evening's entertainment. Dave the Fiddler is a customer of ours of long standing.

Fulham Symphony Orchestra Thriving amateur orchestra, performing three or four concerts a year in the Hammersmith and Fulham area.

String Quartets London String Quartets available to perform for most events in the London area.

Kent Harpist A very popular harpist available to perform at events in Kent and London.

Joe O'Donnell One of the best Electric Violin Playesr around and altogether nice bloke. His website has lots of music to listen to and as you'd expect with a name like O'Donnell most of it is Irish or Celtic influenced.

John Georgiadis Wonderful website for one of our most talented violinists. It's worth a visit just to listen to the background music. Highly recommended.

Manor House Music If you ever need a solo violin, a duo or a string quartet to play for your function, these are probably the best. If you want to know how a violin really should sound take a listen to the samples on their Playlist page.

Noel Webb Noel Webb’s screaming, passionate electric violin plays over sizzling textures of metal, orchestras, and hard hip-hop beats. Actually it's not as bad as the description would suggest, worth a visit and some of it is really very melodic and clever.

Violin Teachers and Resources

Erika Z Owen - ZeckserOwen Suzuki Violin Studio, 16 Stamford Street, Awsworth, Nottinghamshire, NG16 2QL

Member of the Nottingham Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra of the Restoration and numerous other groups.

Teaches Violin locally to Awsworth. Email - Email Erika Mobile - 0781 7965389

Web site - www.zeckserowensuzuki.musicteachershelper.com

Chris Nichols - F22 Cobbett Court, 66 Cobbett Road, Southampton, SO18 1HP

Teaches Violin and Viola. Email - Email Chris Mobile - 0785 596 3667

Caroline Mitchell - Sherington, Milton Keynes

Teaches from home, Violin and Piano Accordion, Professionally qualified with Bmus, Mmus, L.B.C.A. and A.B.C.A. All ages and abilities taught. Email - Email Caroline Mobile - 07731 705923

Earley Music Centre - Earley St Peter's School, Church Road, Earley, Reading, RG6 1EY
A Saturday morning Music School - Tel: 07764 461764
www.earleymusic.co.uk

Mark Kelly - Violinology 14 Turf Hill Road, Camberley, Surrey, GU15 4EQ.
Very experienced teacher & musician, can help with Violin Problems - Tel: 01276 62754
Email Mark

Stefan Defilet - Bournemouth
Experienced performer and teacher of Violin, member of the Alani String Quartet.
www.bournemouth-violin-teacher.co.uk - Email Stefan

Edmund Reid, ARAM,LRAM,LTCL,LRSM - Milton Keynes 44 Chapman Ave.,Milton Keynes, MK14 7PD
Leader Rehearsal Orchestra, London
Leader Opera Bauge,France
Formerly Co-Leader ENO, Co-Leader WNO
Principal Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Beginners, including Adult, up to post-graduate standard.
Telephone 01908 662975

Raphael Hurwitz - North London
Teaches Violin, Viola and Piano. Willing to teach all ranges of pupils.
Email Raphael

MusicTeachers.co.uk Well known support site for music teachers and students. Lots of advice about choosing a teacher, finding an accompanist and buying an instrument.

Sources of Violin Sheet Music

Download violin sheet music instantly! Find high quality violin sheet music ready to download and print from Virtual Sheet Music

String quartet sheet music by dots 4 strings Publishers of string quartet sheet music for the wedding and function market, with an extensive catalogue of classical, jazz, pop, show, tv and film titles, including free arrangements available to print online now

Music Scores.com Classical Sheet Music - Over 80 Composers, lots of Sheet music, some of it free, one small subscription allows you to download the lot, quite a bargain.

Links to Web Sites for other Instruments

Guitar Plans Excellent resource for Guitarists and Violinists. Lots of links to very useful sites.

John Packer Ltd Excellent selection of instruments and other useful accessories, mainly woodwind and brass.

www.ezfolk.com Free MP3 and video hosting for folk and acoustic musicians, ezFolk is also an instructional site for banjo (bluegrass & clawhammer), folk guitar, ukulele, and harmonica. Hundreds of pages of tablature, tutorials, and more!

Caber Records produces bagpipe music and traditional Scottish folk music available for MP3 download. They also have links to sites where you can buy Bagpipes and other instruments.

Musical Organisations and Societies

The English Folk Dance and Song Society The home of folk music in the UK. Lots of information about folk activities and a good selection of books and videos to buy.

Musicians Gallery Profiles of musicians and related services worldwide. Worth a visit fr the background music.

Other Web Sites of Interest

Walker Repairs Need an instrument repairing ? Then this could be the man you need, especially if you live in Ayreshire.

DIY - making a violin This is a very good description of how to make a violin. Even if you never get round to making one, it's still interesting to see how much effiort is required to make our favourite instrument.