Masterclasses

Apply the techniques and interpretive ideas discussed in your lesson to the masterclass stage, where you will receive constructive feedback from expert faculty and supportive colleagues. The masterclass format includes an assigned piano accompanist and provides an excellent avenue for students to enhance their performance skills and stage deportment.

Masterclasses

Viola Studio Class 3B

Instructor: Tawnya Popoff
Class Time: Saturdays, 1:30-2:15pm
Semester Fee:
  • $180

Viola Studio Class 2

Instructor: Isabelle Roland, Department Head
Class Time: Saturdays, 10:45-11:30am
Semester Fee:
  • $180

Viola Studio Class 3A

Instructor: Sarah Kwok
Class Time: Saturdays, 12:45-1:30pm
Semester Fee:
  • $180

Viola Studio Class 1

Instructor: Sarah Kwok
Class Time: Saturdays, 12:00-12:45pm
Semester Fee:
  • $180

Advanced Viola Ensemble

Instructor: Isabelle Roland (Viola Department Head)
Recommended for: Students recommended by VAM viola faculty
Class Time: Mondays, 4:30-6:30pm, once per month (4 classes per term)
Semester Fee:
  • $160
Class Description: This clas runs on the 1st Monday of every month from 4:30-6:30pm (Sept - Dec & Jan - Apr).

Aldo Parisot Cello Ensemble and Masterclass

Instructor: Joseph Elworthy
Recommended for: Cellists able to read music
Class Time: Bi-weekly on Sundays, 6:30-8:00pm (8 classes per term)
Annual Fee:
  • $400
Class Description: [caption id="attachment_18138" align="alignright" width="172"] Aldo Parisot[/caption] Experience the joy of ensemble playing in this monthly gathering which provides opportunities for cellists of diverse ages and ability levels. The Aldo Parisot Cello Ensemble is conducted by Joseph Elworthy, alumnus of the Grammy-nominated Yale Cellos, a pioneering group of the cello ensemble genre founded by Mr. Aldo Parisot.

Intermediate & Advanced Piano Masterclass

Instructor: Noel McRobbie
Recommended for: RCM 9+; Ages 14+

Intermediate & Advanced Violin Technique

Instructor: Lawrie Hill (Violin Department Head)
Recommended for: RCM 9+; Ages 12-16
Class Description: This is a fast-paced advanced technique class for 12- to 16-year-old violinists that will incorporate fun repetition of technical building blocks such as scales, arpeggios, and double-stops, incorporating sight reading, brain games, bowing patterns and techniques, and in-class performances.

Viola Masterclass

Instructor: Isabelle Roland (Viola Department Head)
Class Time: Mondays, 4:30-6:30pm once per month (4 classes per term)
Semester Fee:
  • $160
Class Description: This clas runs on the 3rd Monday of every month 4:30-6:30pm (Sept - Dec & Jan - Apr).

Junior Violin Technique Class

Instructor: Evelyn Creaser