First Position Violins

Adult Beginner's Violin Group

...tuition and group music-making sessions for adult beginner violin players...

Mondays 7 - 8pm (weekly, during term-time)

Banner Cross Methodist Church

12 Ecclesall Road South

Sheffield S11 9PE

FEE per session:

£12 (advance booking for multiple weeks)

£15 (if paying on a weekly basis)

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  • Have you picked up the violin in the last year or two and need some guidance to make further progress?
  • Perhaps you are having lessons but want to get together with other players to make music in a group? 
  • Did you have lessons at school many years ago and would like to rediscover the joy of playing the violin in a small, friendly, relaxed group environment?

In the weekly sessions, you will learn to play melodies with piano accompaniment, and develop your ensemble skills by playing duets, trios and quartets together. There will be some tuition in music theory, and technical exercises to help with intonation and improve tone, and there will be plenty of help with fingering, bowing, note-finding and working out rhythms, so that you can enjoy playing music together. The sessions are relaxed, with no pressure to 'get it all right', and definitely no need to worry about playing 'wrong' notes! You will make steady progress and become a more confident player.

This group is aimed at adult violin players, approximately Grade 1-3 standard. The sessions are not suitable for absolute beginners. Violinists should be reasonably confident with bow-hold and finger spacings in first position, and be able to read music at a basic level.


Please note: in an attempt to reduce printing and avoid photocopying, we will be using these two books in these sessions. You will need to get hold of your own copies and bring them with you. Some printed materials will be provided (arrangements for trios and quartets dowloaded from the internet). This will enable us to play music in a variety of styles and genres, whilst tackling music that offers new technical challenges as you develop your playing.

Duets & Solo pieces:

Trios & Quartets

We will also play trios and quartets together. Here are some examples:

If you are interested in coming to the First Position Violin group sessions but would like to know more about it, or discuss your suitability with Jenny, please email her using this form:

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