On Tuesday, October 14, at 5 in the afternoon, Colorado-born violist Wendy Yates will start holding free violin lessons for kids in the Oltrarno.
If the weather is ok, the lessons will be held at the Bartlett-Nidiaci garden in Via d’Ardiglione, nestling behind the Carmine church; in case of rain, at the Ludoteca in Via Maffia 25 (ring the bell to have the gate opened).
The lessons will be held every Tuesday.
These lessons are some of the many initiatives the parents of the Oltrarno district are organizing around the garden, donated in 1920 together with its neighboring buildings to the people of the district by Edward Otis Bartlett, commissioner of the American Red Cross.
The garden is kept open for children on a volunteer base by our Association – membership cards for 2015 are already available and cost 10 Euros!
We are also looking for volunteer English teachers for the children, Kirsten who did a great job this spring has some difficulty coming now.
It’s a good way of getting into the real life of this city!
Associazione Amici del Nidiaci in Oltrarno Onlus
3 responses to “Free Violin Lessons for Children”
My son is 8 years old and he has been playing violin for a year.
Could anyone recommend me a violin teacher who has experience in teaching young children in a fun, exciting and motivating way.
Ciao, how old does a child have to be to take part in the violin lessons? My daughter is almost 5.
I think she could try. The idea is that we are in an open space, where the kids can do other things without feeling they are being forced to “do a music lesson”: they approach the teacher, start handling the violin, do the first positions.