Violin Bootcamp: Art of Étude

Saturday August 28th and Sunday August 29th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Rehearsal Hall
Andrew Dicker

The Art of Étude is a weekend workshop for adult and youth, intermediate level violinists. Like athletes who have been sidelined, it is important for musicians to get back to basics as part of the process of returning to live performance. By working together on skills that are usually done alone the goal is to foster a greater sense of teamwork and community.

In two sessions, participants will cover topics such as shifting, double stops, and tone production with études from Kayser, Mazas, and Dont, and practice techniques to increase their effectiveness and efficiency.

Registration includes one FREE coffee/tea voucher for the Juniper Café.

Instrument: Violin (intermediate level)

Age: This program is suitable for participants aged 16+ and adults/seniors

When: Saturday August 28th from 1pm - 4pm and Sunday August 29th from 1pm - 4pm

Where: Tett Centre for Creativity & Learning (370 King Street West, Kingston ON)


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Andrew Dicker is a violinist and teacher currently based in Kingston ON. He is the principal 2nd violinist of Orchestra Kingston, a founding member of The Kingston Piano Trio, and teaches violin online and in his home studio.

He has performed with orchestras in Canada and the United States including The Kingston Symphony, Orchestra Kingston, The Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, The New Bedford Symphony, and The Toronto Lyric Opera Centre Orchestra.

He received his Master of Music degree from Boston University as a scholarship student of Professor Bayla Keyes. While attending he worked at the university as a graduate teaching assistant, coached Boston University's All-Campus Orchestra, and performed as a member of The Hugo String Quartet. He received additional violin pedagogy training at Indiana University through Mimi Zweig’s summer string pedagogy workshops.

He completed his Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Toronto as a student of Dr. Timothy Ying and Professor Jacques Israelievitch graduating with academic honours. His musical journey began at the age of 4 studying with Eric Watson the Royal Conservatory of Music. He continued his studies with Stelth Ng before moving to Kingston. There he continued training with Karma Tomm at the Queen’s Conservatory of Music.

To further his education, he has attended summer music festivals and workshops in Canada and the United States including Orford Summer Academy Masterclasses and Workshops, Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute, Laurier University’s QuartetFest, Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival, Scotia Festival of Music. | | @kingstonpianotrio


NOTICE: Registration is required. Class size is limited to accommodate physical distancing measures. Students will be required to complete a self-assessment form prior to the class. Masks must be worn within the building at all times. Please wash and sanitize hands regularly, and maintain physical distancing. We are monitoring and following the regulations and recommendations mandated by the Province of Ontario and the KFL&A Public Health Unit. We also urge everyone to follow Health Canada’s hygiene recommendations and to be considerate of others.

This class is subject to gathering limits for the KFL&A region. You will be notified of any updates if there are changes to the session details.

We look forward to your safe and creative visit!