Summer Adult Workshops

Karen Tuttle Viola Workshop



Karen Tuttle

An intense three-day workshop taught by several generations of former Tuttle students for advanced high school and college students, professionals, and teachers interested in learning more about Karen Tuttle's (1920-2010) Coordination system.

This healthy approach to playing includes balancing the instrument, stance, and body awareness, leading to ease and comfort, resulting in a beautiful, resonant sound, more facile technique, expressive playing, and reduced stage fright. Left and right hand technique, phrasing, pacing, character and musical expression, among other things, are also addressed in coordination.

These concepts will be introduced to all of the participants, and the teachers will work with them in small group masterclasses. This is geared to the viola, but other musicians can benefit from the methods.

Enrollment is limited to 45 - 50 Full Participant registrations so that everyone will be able to play several times in the classes for different teachers. There is no limit on how many auditors may attend. No audition material is required.  Admission will be on a first come, first served basis. If you would like to perform in the Sunday morning final masterclass please contact co-directors Edward Gazouleas and Stephen Wyrczynski.