The members of the London Klezmer Quartet bring their music to instrumentalists and non-musicians of all different levels and backgrounds - from university music students and professionals in the classical music world to amateur folk musicians, school children and festival-goers. Their workshops, lessons and coaching for instrumentalists and dancers are all about interactive learning.
While focusing on repertoire and attention to melody, accompaniment, and appropriate ornamentation, the band also introduce elements of dance to a lesson for instrumentalists, ensuring that participants understand how the vast majority of the klezmer repertoire works in real life. They incorporate oral/aural ways of learning to increase the speed with which people are able to play in what is generally regarded as the traditional style. LKQ also runs dance workshops with live music.
Historical context and colourful stories about musicians of the past and present will be part of any session, as the LKQ draw their students into the wonderful world of klezmer.
Feedback from LKQ workshops
“Thanks so much for an absolutely fantastic concert and workshop here at the Wollongong Con! People are still raving about it!” Sophie Unsen, Event Co-ordinator, Wollongong Conservatorium
“The students loved the workshop experience and I had some very happy and enthusiastic feedback from there.” Dr. Goetz Richter, Associate Professor Violin, Sydney Conservatorium
“We have had some good feed back from the workshop: the lad on the accordion really enjoyed it which is good going for a teenager, so well done!” Ani Overton, Artsreach Dorset rural touring scheme local co-ordinator
"We found your workshops inspirational"
Richard Hodge & Maree McGrath, Clefs ‘n’ Keys Music, Australia