The Viola da Gamba Dojo of New York
John Mark Rozendaal, Director
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 $20 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, August 10
- Saturday, August 17
- Saturday, September 7
- Saturday, September 14
[The Dojo will not meet on Saturday, September 21. Please plan to attend the Viola da Gamba Society of Greater New York’s annual Play Day]