SYMPHONIC STRINGS is designed for the ages of 4yrs – Adult classes in their respective age groups… and is delivered by violinist Extraordinaire / Specialist… Richard Price!…. who has had an extensive teaching career which began in 1972
- Co Concert master of the Queensland theatre orchestra A member of the Tasmanian symphony orchestra A member of the Zurich chamber orchestra (Switzerland) A member of the Allgemeine Musikgeselleschaft Orkester (Switzerland) member of the Lucerne Orchestra, * member of the Zurich Chamber Orchestra and the Aargauishes Symphoniker Orchestra.
Richard has performed with the Raymond Long Orchestra and Douce Alliance which featured in the 1988 Centenary, 1989 PIAF and York Jazz Festival.
Richard is featured as a guest artist on the Rob Hyner Trio's album "Confluence" and "Blame It On My Youth", which also features Ashley Arbuckle.
- Toured with Rick Wakeman, Hank Marvin from the Shadows, Andrea Bocelli, Leonard Bernstein, Frank Zappa, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Jesse Norman and Michael Oldfield (Tubular Bells).
*Currently performing in a violin duo with Ashley Arbuckle OAM – who is the ex-concert master of WASO and the London Symphony Orchestra.
In 1995 Ashley was the only Australian musician invited to join Sir Georg Solti’s World Orchestra For Peace as part of the celebrations for the 50th Anniversary of the United Nations in Geneva.
Symphonic Strings is designed to help and encourage students to develop the essential techniques and skills required for bowing, plucking, quality tone and intonation, with attention to correct posture.
Students are also exposed to music theory, including music notation and rhythm, all in the aid of assisting students deveope their understanding of music reading and general music understanding, students are exposed to a variety of performance pieces and are assisted in building their reportoire, including many of the classics, emphasis will be placed on Aural – Ear training, which is essential for successful results with this particular instrument… including sound awareness.
Our classes have been uniquely designed in such a way that STUDENTS ARE ASSESSED AS INDIVIDUALS, allowing them to develop at their own pace, and not be held back by others, this also allows new students to enter the programme at any stage or time during any-one term.
“So much fun your child will not even suspect they are learning to read and play music.”
We work closely with our surrounding councils and various institutions, providing us opportunities for our students to help build confidence and skill through performance, including various community events. You can also watch your child grow musically through our performance recital/concerts which are held at the end of each semester (midyear and end of year), we have traditionally, and will continue to ensure that our recitals are friendly, encouraging, inspiring and FUN!!!! Including the presentation of certificates, whilst creating wonderful memories that last a lifetime, and the children are always asking “when is our next concert?” They really enjoy this event, and most importantly it builds SELF-ESTEEM and a “HUGE! CONFIDENCE BOOSTER