Transformative lessons and masterclasses in Glasgow, Scotland
with violinist and teacher Peter Lissauer

Playing a string instrument helps mental and physical focus, awareness, mindfulness, co-ordination and imagination. Finding the musical meaning, gestures of pieces and experimenting with different ways to express it on the instrument is great fun, keeps one’s excitement and interest alive and makes you feel like you’re working in a musical laboratory. Peter Lissauer has been a violin teacher at the highest level for decades.

Study violin, viola and chamber music at all levels and ages at the String Studio.

The String Studio is OPEN to study : whether you are a professional, a student or an amateur, a child or a pensioner.

One-to-one lessons, chamber music consultations, and group lessons (3-5 players) are available regularly or occasionally.

Parents are welcome and encouraged to sit in at lessons.

Teaching has always held a special interest for me. I constantly look for new and different ways of understanding, knowing and expressing on my instrument the music, I want to perform.   I’ve had the good fortune to study with great musicians, violinists like Professors Robert Koff (founding member of the Julliard String Quartet) and Broadus Erle (first violin of the New Music and Yale Quartets). I also had frequent opportunities to observe inspirational teachers like Dorothy DeLay and Oscar Shumsky. Later in Budapest at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music, I had the chance to work with and listen to chamber music classes of the great composer Gyorgy Kurtag.

During the fifteen years I spent in London I worked in ensembles and orchestras (Academy of Ancient Music, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, English Baroque Soloists, Amsterdam Baroque etc.) where rethinking and re-evaluating the music and its performance were the norm. Performing Mozart’s operas and symphonies, Bach’s Passions and Cantatas, the symphonies of Beethoven and Brahms with these ensembles were experiences that enhanced my musical and instrumental thinking and became an integral part of my teaching.

Most of my students became professional musicians, but what is even more important, they love music and became adept in finding solutions to musical and instrumental problems. These transferable skills are essential in most professions.

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