The Viola da Gamba Dojo of New York
John Mark Rozendaal, Director
The New York Viola da Gamba Dojo meets weekly on Saturdays, 10:15am - 12:00 noon at Saint Luke's Lutheran Church, 308 West 46th Street, New York.
A fee of $30 per session is charged.
Each week we begin the class with some technique exercises
- some stretches, tonalizations, rhythms, trills, scales,
whatever seems valuable for the moment. We then rehearse
basic repertoire - beautiful, simple songs and dance tunes. This
simple (not easy!) material gives us a chance to really refine
our sound and hone our skills of playing expressively and
with good ensemble. We end the class with exploring more
ambitious repertoire. Sometimes we hear performances of "works
in progress," solos or ensemble pieces that class members
are studying in lessons or preparing for performance.The class works
best when attendees can come very regularly, but visitors
If you are interested in participating, please send me an
e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call me at (914) 806-7407.
The Dojo will meet on:
- Saturday, September 19
- Saturday, October 3
- Saturday, October 10
- Saturday, October 17
- Saturday, October 24
- Saturday, October 31
- Saturday, November 7
On Saturday, November 14, the Dojo will host:
It's a Bird! It's a Byrd! It's a Play-In!
at Hudson View Gardens
The Dojo will meet on
- Saturday, November 28
- Saturday, December 5
- Saturday, December 19
- Saturday, January 9