Virtuosi Music Centre is a school for the violin, established in 2001 by the principal, Masako Suzuki White. This school has a wide range of students such as beginners, those who pick up as a recreational activity as well as those who are aiming to be professional musician. The instructors will introduce and lead them into the world of music that boasts of a splendid scenery and possibly, it could make you kick-start a life you have never imagined before. Would you like to add colours in your lives with music?
Young children, students and even adults are able to start learning music with the violin readily. It will be great if you could experience the "sound" that resonates directly in your body, the "sound" that can be directly conveyed, the "sound" that you produce and the "sound that ignites the music" you play.
The curriculum of the school will follow the progress of every individual and it will be a one-on-one lesson. The tone colour that one has and produces varies from person to person. Hence, a group setting or a rigid curriculum will not be an effective way for our students to make great progress in music. Music is a performing arts that is made and produced individually. We hope that a proper individual lesson, understanding your own music and enjoying the entire music journey will help you to seriously nurture your musicality.
Once you are able to enjoy playing the violin at your personal level, you should not forget the fun of being able to play with another player and produce a harmony made up of multiple sounds played simultaneously. This is the biggest feature of a violin. Through our school performances, we hope that by forming chamber groups such as duet, trio and an ensemble among our students would make them experience the importance of enjoying music, the depth of the piece and the beauty of music.
You may feel that violin is an instrument with high threshold. However, compared to other instruments, violin has a wider variety of choices such as in terms of cost and it is actually not difficult to start learning. Since the violin is small and light, it could be carried around easily and because it is an instrument that you play it close to you, the sounds will be conveyed directly to you and will be able to feel them with your five senses. In addition, it has a wide range of sounds, it is easy to control the intensity of sound and richness of tone colour, and it allows the player to emotionally convey his feelings through the sounds. The first step to learning the violin is very essential. As such, our excellent instructors will make that first step genuine and assuring. In our own curriculum, the progress of the lessons will differ from people to people as it will be based on each individual's starting point. We will introduce to you on the way to hold the violin, the right posture, breathing, ways to use your body and bowing, and we will also train you to be able to identify the correct pitch. Nonetheless, please find out the teaching style that suits you best through the trial lessons.
Once you have learnt the foundations of violin, you will hone your skills to play pieces of increasing difficulty, applying the basic techniques you acquired. This class is will be suited for those who have prior experience in the violin and are able to read music scores. Not forgetting the basic trainings, together with experience and skill, you will progress on to the next level of practice. We hope that as you learn music with the violin, you will bear in mind the right sound, strengthening and refining of the sound quality, as well as to enjoy the beauty of music. This is a common practice for students who are aiming to be professional musicians as well as for those who are learning it as an recreational activity. To achieve that, while having a correct music technique is very necessary, learning solfege to identify the correct sound by listening and being able to comprehend the emotions of the composers that are reflected in the score may also be necessary. We will teach you to be able to play music with joy and to understand the feelings you need to have when facing and familiarising with music whenever you play the violin.
Our master class provides various coaching such as training to have a more professional knowledge, technique, improving musicality, music theory and having the manners as a musician. We will refine you to be able to think more deeply about music and to have a richer artistry. This class is also catered for students aiming to participate in international competitions as well as those aspiring to enroll at music schools or study music abroad, providing you with a suitable curriculum. With experienced professional instructors, we will support you as you venture into professionalism. Hence, to those who are aspiring to be professional musicians, please feel free to discuss with us.
We also provide lessons for students who are aiming to get music certification through various examination boards such as the ABRSM EXAMS and Trinity College London. The ABRSM EXAMS has more than 120 years of history and was organised by the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music which was established in 1889. In our school, many of our students have passed the examinations with flying colours. Please feel free to discuss with us.
We have students who attend our lessons to enrich their music activities in their school such as the Instrumental Teaching Program (ITP). Please let us know if you are looking for instructors for instruments other than the violin. We will coordinate to provide you with an experienced instructor with wide personal connections. In order to improve your skills for your school's orchestra or ensemble, we will provide you with an instructor that suits your level. Please feel free to contact and discuss with us.
How to join our school
Step 1: Please complete the application form and register for the trial lesson.
Step 2: The schedule for the trial lesson would be notified to you via mail. Please come to the school on the specified date and time.
Step 3: After the trial lesson, we will discuss on your preferred schedule, instructor and the level of class.
EStep 3: During admission, the instructor you will have and the timings for your lessons will be confirmed. Finally, your lessons begin.