Learning to play the violin
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A weekend in April a Cultural School outside Oslo held a string orchestra seminar for youngsters in Drøbak. I followed instructor Marja Liisa teaching a group of children practicing violin. One of them was Mathilda (6) who started playing in January.

The seminar took place at Dyrløkken primary school. When I first came to the rehearsal at Saturday I met a big group of about 50 children and 4 teachers. They had different string instruments and divided into smaller groups practicing their tones for a concert Sunday. I visited the different rooms and groups and it was clear for me very early that I wanted to follow one teacher and the beginners playing their violins.