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The Painting Orchestra is the name of a new instrumental class of beginners opening this year. Its objective being to learn music in a group from the very beginning. The Painting Orchestra took his name from the technique of sound painting developed by Walter Thompson at the end of the 20th century, which is a language using gestures. These gestures, taught and understood by the orchestra members, enable the conductor to create music in live. It can be done with professional musicians but it can also be used at a very simple level. At the core of it, is the creation. With this small orchestra, we aim at discovering together all the colours of sound, all the wide range of possibilities offered by our instrument, learning the instrument as well as learning to interact in the group so as to create together our best musical painting. Each child discover with the help of the teacher his strengths, different or complementary to the others. The group gives space for the child to develop the things that are more difficult for him.

The group and social interaction in learning an instrument brings joy and motivation to the children. The group interactions creates also a healthy competition within children, where they inspire, motivate and support each other. This way, through the guidance of the teacher, the motivation grows within themselves to tackle the many challenges of learning an instrument such as the violin. Being in a group gives also from an early stage the possibility to play in harmony, listening to ones own voice as well as the others, opening the ear. Singing and playing around with rhythms -the essence of music- are also part of this teaching. We start by making music, and use the joy that comes out of it to learn the instrument on a technical level as well as to read music and to experiment the basis of harmony. From the motivation awaken in children, we go through the technical requirements step by step to improve our possibilities on the instrument. In this ensemble also, the raw and pure creative expression of the child is used as a basis for learning to play the instrument. 

A classical music awareness project for 8 children ages 8 to 12 (6 violins, 2 violas).


Registration for the 23-24 school year is now closed.


 Wednesdays, from 16.30 to 17.45. 

September 27, October 4, 11 and 18, November 8, 15, 22 and 29, December 6 and 13, 2023. January 10, 17, 24 and 31, February 14, 21 and 28, March 6, 13 and 20, April 10, 17 and 24, May 15, 22 and 29, June 5, 19 and 26.



ATTENTION, There will be no classes during the Vienna school vacations and on the following Wednesdays: 25/10/23, 1/11/23, 20/12/23, 7/02/24, 27/03/24, 3/04/24, 1/05/24, 8/05/24, and 12/06/24.


With Clémence Hazaël-Massieux.

595€/school year


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