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Has Anyone Ever Started Up Their Own Beginner's Group?


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#1 Alkan

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 13:31

At 61 and an old hand at the piano I took up cello two years ago and my teacher reckons I should take Grade 3 in the Spring.

 

Now there are plenty of pieces to choose from and lots of variety, but the thing I really miss on the cello is playing with other people, as my wife, son and I have a little guitar/voice, drums and keyboards trio and nothing beats sharing music like that.

 

I had thought about approaching local violin/viola teachers and asking if they had any old pupils around my level who would be interested in forming a trio or quartet to bash through some 'easy' string quartet pieces and I am sure there such books with different string parts.

 

Has anyone ever tried to do this or has ever played in such a group? Would it work, I ask myself? Would there be enough older violin/viola player at my level ?If I reduced the 'age' requirement, would a younger player soon leap ahead and find we were holding them back?

 

Any comments from this forum gratefully received!

 

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 20:12

Have you thought about joining an amateur orchestra? Some of them will take people from grade 2, I believe?

http://www.amateurorchestras.org.uk
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Posted 20 October 2017 - 20:33

Some of my clarinet teacher's adult students get together to duet.


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Posted 25 October 2017 - 17:57

Thanks for the replies - but it looks as though I am out on my own with this idea.

 

All my local amateur orchestras seem to want Grade 5 and above, so if I manage to set something up I'll let you know how it goes.

 

 


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