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The Viola da Gamba Dojo
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The Viola da Gamba Dojo of New York

John Mark Rozendaal, Director

Fall, 2015

Weekly Meetings

The New York Viola da Gamba Dojo meets weekly on Saturdays, 10:30am - 12:15 pm at the home of Martha Bixler on Manhattan's upper west side.

A fee of $25 per session is charged.

Class Description

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 are welcome.

If you are interested in participating, please send me an e-mail at, or call me at (914) 806-7407.

Fall, 2015

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 2