When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Late starts accepted
  • Tutor Multiple
  • Course Code W23CCLD01C
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

Learn the basics of playing the violin and/or viola, as well as general musicianship through group tuition. Expand your knowledge, technique and repertoire and enjoy playing with others. This course is suitable for people with 2 terms of experience and for people with 1-2 years of experience. The lessons will be structured as a mixture of class tuition, individual practice and small group practice. The class will be divided in 2-3 small groups according to the experience level and each group will be supervised on a rotating basis.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Develop your technique to Grade 1 standard
  • Learn relevant repertoire from the ABRSM, Trinity or LCM syllabuses.
  • Develop sight reading skills to Grade 1 standard
  • Develop basic solo and ensemble playing skills


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    Learning to play the violin or viola in an online group setting

    Entry requirements

    This is a continuation course from Violin and Viola 1/2B. You should have basic knowledge of reading and playing music on the violin or viola in 1st position, using semi-breve, minim, crotchet and quaver notes.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    It is necessary to practise for a short time regularly between the lessons as the class progresses as a unit.

    What you need

    Your instrument and bow. During the first session, you will receive guidance from your tutor about how to access the online course material, such as recordings and sheet music.

    What you can do next

    Each term’s learning is consecutive for the whole year. This is followed by the 'Violin /Viola 2A' course. Musicianship classes are also available at Morley College, ask the tutor for guidance and advice. There are other instrumental classes you could try, such as : Piano, Classical Guitar, Flute, Clarinet or Cello.