"Whoever wishes to apply himself to music
profitably will enjoy a considerable advantage if he falls into the hands
of a good master at the very beginning. There are some who have the harmful
delusion that at the outset it is unnecessary to have a good master in
order to learn the fundamental principles. For the sake of economy they
often take whoever is cheapest, and often someone who himself knows nothing
at all, so that one blind man leads another. I advise the opposite course.
The best master should be secured at the very beginning even if he must
be paid two or three times as much as others. It will cost no more in the
end and both time and effort will be saved. More can be accomplished in
a year with a good master than in ten years with a poor one."J.J.
Quantz “Method for Playing the Transverse Flute“
Instruction for early music enthusiasts and modern
instrumentalists and singers with an interest in Baroque and Renaissance
Chamber music, baroque orchestra, viola da gamba
consorts, and dance for musicians.
of the Orpheon Foundation, consisting of violins, violas, cellos,
violones and violas da gamba from the 16th to the 18th C., restored
to original condition, will be made available also to modern players
interested in getting to know the historical musical instruments
: truly a unique learning opportunity.