Violin/Viola 2018 Workshops at SummerKeys

  • June 18-22
  • June 25-29
  • July 9-13
  • July 16-20
  • July 30-August 3
  • August 6-10
  • August 13-17

Instructors: Margret Hjaltested, Fran Berge,  Ina Litera

( click instructor name to see their bio in details )

Tuition: $695
Coached Ensemble Option: $150 per week

Five private lessons; use of private practice studio two hours daily; daily group classes.

The Violin/Viola Workshops began during the 1997 season under the same basic precept as the original piano and cello programs: an intensive practice/study vacation for busy adult amateurs (who rarely have this kind of time to devote to their instrument during the rest of the year) in a breathtakingly beautiful setting on the Maine coast. We’re adding more weeks to our string programs, with the goal of offering expanded opportunities for ensemble to all those participants who want this.

Adult violinists/violists at any level are welcome. An absolute beginner with no previous instruction would be encouraged to attend more than one week.

Coached ensembles are encouraged, not just among the violinists and violists, but also with the overlapping programs (piano and/or flute, clarinet, guitar, and cello). Faculty sets up coaching sessions for ensembles according to student schedules. Late afternoons are given over to group rehearsals.

Evening activities involve a social (Mondays), a faculty concert (Wednesdays) and performance classes (Thursdays and Fridays) for those who wish to participate.

There is no audition and no minimum skill level. The premise is: Come as you are to enjoy the study, the work and the beauty of our historic fishing village.

Click Here to Register for 2018 Violin/Viola Workshop - Tuition: $695

A Word from your Instructor:

Margret Hjaltested

For the past several years, I have been fortunate to be a part of the vibrant adult amateur music scene in Lubec. It has been very inspiring and gratifying to work with highly motivated students from all walks of life. I am grateful to be in the remote, magical beauty of coastal Maine while witnessing these dedicated amateur musicians´ intense progress within a week. We at SummerKeys offer a supportive learning environment where I am honored to share my expertise and experience as a teacher.   

Fran Berge

The adult students who come to Summerkeys are an amazing and intensely interesting group of people! Often very well-educated, these are people who have a strong sense of aesthetics and a real desire to continue learning for the pleasure of it. I don’t know what would make better students than individuals with these priorities! And it makes it so fun!   

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