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Felix does a Prep Test for his violin

Here’s the certificate Felix got after playing 4 tunes in his exam at the House Of Arts Centre to an examiner from The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. The examiner’s comments begin, “You made a lovely even tone in ‘Get Up And Go’ and the playing was well in tune…” and ends with “Well done.”…

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Felix’s progress with his violin

Here is Felix playing at a music concert in 2010 after about 7 violin lessons, each lasting 30 minutes.


Toby play violin at a music concert

In 2010 Toby took about 7 violin lessons, then performed a duet at a music concert in Al Ain with his violin teacher, Miss Katarina from Serbia, called Air by Handel…



Felix gets a certificate from his violin teacher

Felix writes…

I got this certificate for playing the violin. My violin teacher (Miss Katarina) gave it to me.