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Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass & Harp
Discover Wollongong’s finest strings lessons – The experienced strings staff at WollCon offer high quality tuition at all levels across Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Harp and other related instruments. The staff at WollCon are dedicated to creating a lifelong love and appreciation for music with an immersive string program where students have access to varied performance and learning opportunities throughout the year.
We have students of all ages, and our staff are comfortable teaching beginners through to advanced and experienced players. The program has a strong focus on building good technique as well as strong note reading skills and left- and right-hand facility. Our teachers aim to create an atmosphere where students can be creatively challenged while learning at a pace that suits their goals and ability.
Our staff are well versed in preparing students for exams and assessments, with the Australian Music Education Board (AMEB) and the HSC being the most popular. It is advised that students be assessed by a WollCon staff member for the correct instrument size/type before purchasing their own instrument. Renting an instrument is available through the WollCon Rental Program.
Strings Lessons @ WollCon
With a bright and clear sound, the violin is the smallest of the string family and requires a strong technical foundation.
From beginners to advanced players, our highly skilled staff will teach students a wide range of musical styles and prepare them for a future in music that they will enjoy.
The Viola is the middle voice of the string family and has a warm, round sound. Although it looks very similar to the violin, it requires a slightly different, but just as strong technical foundation.
The cello has a robust and full sound.
Being supported between the floor and player it requires a different set of foundation skills compared to those required to play the violin and viola.
The double bass is the largest in the string family and has a deep, earthy sound.
Our bassists largely use a French bow hold, but a German hold can also be accommodated.
Students of all ages and levels are welcome to learn this unique instrument.
WollCon offers a personalised program where students learn to play music that is fun and inspired by their own choices and interests, while learning correct harp technique.
Once a student can sight read and play music, participating in an ensemble, orchestra or small harp group is available.
Harps of all sizes may be hired for lessons.
Lessons are available in blocks of 30, 45 and 60 minutes over a 9-week term, and weekly scheduling is subject to availability.
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Wollongong Conservatorium is located on Dharawal country. We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging, celebrate their continuing culture and the contribution First Nations people make to the life of this region and our country.
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Wollongong Conservatorium of Music is funded by the NSW Government through the Regional Conservatorium Grants Program