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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

Winter - Spring, 2016

Weekly Meetings

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.

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.

Winter - Spring 2016

The Dojo will meet on:

  • Saturday, January 7
  • Saturday, January 14
  • Saturday, March 18
  • Saturday, March 25
  • Saturday, April 8
  • Saturday, April 15
  • Saturday, April 22
  • Saturday April 29
  • Saturday, May 6
  • Saturday, May 13
  • Saturday, May 20
  • Saturday, May 27
  • Saturday, June 3