Today, Nicola launches “With Nicky” – an online series of educational videos that intends to provide information, guidance, and support for young musicians throughout their musical and personal development. The content of these videos will become an integral part of the work of the Benedetti Foundation, and will also provide useful information for teachers looking to support their work with new ideas. “With Nicky” will eventually cover a broad range of questions and themes, but naturally these first videos focus on Nicola’s own instrument – the violin.
Nicola delivers workshops, masterclasses and educational activities throughout the year, but time is always limited and the desire for follow up materials when the classes come to a close is ever growing. These videos mark the beginning of a long term project that hopes to be a useful resource and friendly support to young musicians, amateur musicians, educationalists and anyone interested in instrumental music from all over the world.
Phase one of the series will be released every Tuesday at midday GMT on Nicola’s YouTube channel starting on Tuesday 29 January and will enable young people and teachers to connect with her on a more regular basis.
The videos will cover topics including:
- Back to Basics
- Develop your Sound
- Talking about Thumbs
- Motivations and Inspirations
- Investigating Intonation
The first video released today is an introduction to the series and can be viewed on Nicola’s YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/NicolaBenedettiOfficial
Nicola commented, “I’m deeply excited and somewhat relieved to finally be launching this video series. I meet so many fantastic young musicians and teachers across the world and yearn for more regular interaction with all of them. It is tough to practice, it’s difficult to stay motivated and to know the best way forward. I have had the huge fortune in my life of being exposed to some of the world’s greatest violin and music teachers, and I want to make as much of the information available to as many people as possible.”
The videos have been generously supported by ESTA UK, MiSST – The Andrew Lloyd Webber Programme, and Oasby Music Group and Nicola is very grateful for their support.
Huge thanks to our media partners Classic FM, The Strad and The Violin Channel who will be sharing the videos with their audiences each week when released.