DescriptionThis 1-hour daily class given for two weeks will introduce the beginning student to the art of violin playing. Hands-on experience with the instrument will allow the student to appreciate the complexity of learning to play the violin, but leave with the satisfaction of knowing how to play several folk songs and easy pieces. Sunday From 18:30 To 19:30;Monday From 18:30 To 19:30;Tuesday From 18:30 To 19:30;Wednesday From 18:30 To 19:30;Saturday From 18:30 To 19:30
Wendy Williams Keyes grew up in Greater Boston and graduated with a degree in viola performance from the New England Conservatory of Music. She has taught violin and viola and performed with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, the Arietta String Trio, the Virginia Symphony, and most recently as principal violist with the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony (of New York City). Her proficiency with regional genres has been developed through Simon Shaheen’s annual Arabic Music Retreat. Wendy’s viola is made by Luis and Clark, a Boston-based firm specializing in carbon fiber string instruments.
Mr. Yuhong Kuang was a violinist with the Chinese Film Philharmonic for more than 20 years. He also was selected as the Principal Second Violin for Beijing Opera Troupe during 1970’s. From 1994-2000, Mr. Yuhong Kuang joined the Cristofori Music School of Singapore as a senior violin instructor. After emigrating to Canada in 2000, he formed his own music studio in Vancouver, British Columbia, and continued his music career in teaching violin, viola and piano. Mr. Kuang started to learn piano at the age of 4 with Professor Li Cui-Zhen. When he was 6 years old, he took violin lessons with the Italian violinist and conductor Arrigo Foa. When he was 15, he studied with Chen You-Xin, a renowned violinist and professor at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music and at the age of 18, he entered the reputable Shanghai Conservatory of Music to further his studies. 6 years later he graduated with double majors in violin and viola. Currently, Mr. Kuang is a member of the Chinese Musician Association, the highest honor institution of music in China. His name was collected in the Chinese Modern Artist Dictionary in 1994.
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