Vioolles in Utrecht - Saskia Frijns, violiste en viooldocente in het centrum van Utrecht.

Saskia Frijns Violin Lessons in Utrecht

Violin Lessons Utrecht - Saskia Frijns

Hi! My name is Saskia, and I'm working as a violinist and violin teacher in the centre of Utrecht. Making music is the best thing in the world, and I want to pass on that love for music to all of my students.

Making music together

When I was a teenager, I experienced for the first time what it's like to play in a symphony orchestra. I was immediately captivated by the feeling of playing together with other musicians and the music that resulted from this. From that moment, I knew for sure: this is what I want to do in my life.

Violin Classes - Adults and Children

I teach students of all ages and levels. Whether you are just starting to learn how to play the violin or you already have experience, you're most welcome for lessons in my teaching practice in Utrecht. From the very first lesson onwards, you'll learn how to play a song together, and I will play with you on the violin and on the piano .

Violin Lessons for Children

Making music contributes greatly to the development of cognitive skills of children. And of course, it's a fantastic hobby that you can give to your child, which he or she may enjoy for many years to come!

First Violin Lessons

Children require a different approach in the violin lessons than adults. Depending on their age and experience with music, we sing songs together, clap along with the music, and your child will be challenged to be creative with the music in his or her own way. The learn to read music and play their first tunes and duets!

Next Level Violin

Has your child been playing some time already and looking for a new motivating teacher? I always use the best of playful tuition methods, written specifically for children. In a motivating and cosy environment your child develops step by step musical and technical skills. The lesson material is also suitable to use during practice at home.

Classical - Jazz - Pop

Not only is it important that you learn the right technique on the instrument, but also that you can play the music that you love and which gives you energy. This doesn't have to be just classical music! My lessons cover Pop and Jazz styles too.

Violin for Beginners - All Ages

Too old to learn how to play the violin? Of course not! You can learn to play an instrument at any age. You'll learn how to read notes and play them on the violin. We will pay close attention to your body posture when playing, and use technical exercises for your fingers and your bow technique.

More familiar than you think!

In fact, as an adult you are actually more familiar with music than you might think, and this helps you in the learning process. We will start with best of modern violin methods, simple classical tunes and exercises that help create a solid basis for your violin technique, so that you'll make quick progress and be able to play the music that you love.

Violin Lessons - Advanced

I always look for new etudes and concert pieces which you enjoy playing and which help you to make technical and musical progress. Of course playing scales helps to playing in tune , playing in postion and can be used for development of vibrato and sound quality..Need some advice on fingerings in ensembles and orchestras parts, I would be very happy to help you.

Violin Group Lessons

I want to give advanced students the opportunity to take group lessons incidentally. You will play together with other advanced students, and it's all about ensemble playing. Playing together is multitasking: you are reading the notes, you are playing the music and you are paying attention to what the others are doing. It really brings your senses to a new level of focus! It's a very educational and fun experience that I warmly recommend to everyone.

Music theory

I find it of great importance that you not only get to know the instrument, but also learn to understand the theory behind the music. Circle of Fifths, keys, dynamics, and some historical background of the pieces on your stand. The theoretical knowledge is incorporated into the violin lessons, so that you'll learn to understand music theory step-by-step.

Location and Lesson Packs

My lessons take place in the centre of Utrecht, near Stadsschouwburg. The planning of our lessons is flexible: when you buy a lesson pack, we will plan the lessons according to our agendas. In consultation with me, there is also a possibility to follow lessons online via Zoom or Skype.

About Saskia

Saskia started playing the violin when she was eight years old, and had her first lessons at the music school of Maastricht. She studied at the Maastricht Academy of Music and HKU Utrecht Conservatory, where she studied with Elisabeth Perry and graduated in 2018 (Master of Music). She has been busy as a violinist and violin teacher ever since, and plays in various orchestras and ensembles. Saskia is an experienced player in classical music, but also plays jazz, pop, dance... you name it!

Located in

  • Utrecht

Lesson location

  • Utrecht Centrum

Teaches

  • Children
  • Adults

Languages

  • English
  • Dutch

Music is Food for the Soul

"This will be our reply to violence: to make more music intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before'' 

Leonard Bernstein - composer, conductor, pianist