Viola for Violinists
Viola for Violinists is a class for violin students in the ISO, CSO, and YS level who are interested in learning about how to play the viola. Violists are always in hot demand, both in chamber music and in string orchestras. Whether you want to add viola to your wheelhouse, or are considering making the switch, take this class! It's a great opportunity for students to give viola a try and see how they like the beautiful resonance of the viola.
Students will need to bring an appropriately sized viola for the class. DUSS has several violas available for a short-term free rental at a first-come basis. Students can rent a viola for 1 month at reasonable rates through High Strung*, Triangle Strings**, or other vendors before making the decision to rent for longer or purchase an instrument.
The 3-week course includes the "Viola for Violinists" etude book by Whistler to continue using after the class is over.
Viola for Violinist Class Dates for 2016/2017:
Saturday, September 10th, 17th and 24th @ 2pm, Bone Hall
*Viola rental availability for “Viola for Violinists” class: $30-$35* through High Strung. (Please note that there is a $96 deposit which is 100% refunded upon return of the viola in good condition.) Rental fees add up towards purchase equity and you can cancel the rental at any time by returning the instrument.
**Viola rental availability for "Viola for Violinists" class: $36/month through Triangle Strings. If you mention that it is for this class through the Duke University Strings School, Triangle Strings will waive the Sign-Up fee ($45). Rental fees add up towards purchase equity and you can cancel the rental at any time by returning the instrument.