Teacher of viola and violin
Orchestral section leader
Robin Ireland offers a day-long viola workshop at Ravenfield, South Yorkshire, near his home in Sheffield, three times a year. The day consists of viola ensemble coaching, a masterclass, a group technical class looking at a particular aspect of viola technique, a session of listening to and comparing different performances of a major viola work on CDs, and a recital at the end of the afternoon given by Robin. Lunch and other refreshments are provided.
The workshops have proved enjoyable for all concerned and they attract amateurs, students including older school-age pupils, and teachers.
Robin would be open to offering this workshop elsewhere by invitation.
For details of the next workshop see www.viola-workshops.co.ukSee Testimonials for comments by workshop participants
String Orchestra Workshops: 'Mainly Baroque'
Robin directs programmes of mainly baroque music. The emphasis is on creating an enjoyable afternoon of music-making with an element of coaching. Individual parts are sent out to players beforehand on request. The workshops have proved very popular, providing a rare opportunity for amateurs to play string orchestra repertoire.
These workshops currently take place three times a year in Sheffield. Contact Robin for details.
Robin tutoring at the March 2006 Viola WorkshopTop