The violin is one of the instruments closest to the human voice, alongside the cello and the viola. For the technical virtuosity of legends like Guiseppe Tartini and Niccolò Paganini, it has been reputed to be the devil's instrument, invoking the seemingly supernatural gifts of its exponents. Learning to play the violin takes both patience and dedication. Violin classes are not like the normal academic classes where you need to follow some strict schedule and deadlines. It is the ability to learn at your individual pace and in an environment that suits you that will determine whether or not you will be successful. As a violin teacher, I have many years of experience with students of all levels, ages, and abilities, working in music schools and giving private lessons. In my teaching, I focus on adapting to the student's specific needs, whether the goal is to learn the violin for the first time, pick it up for fun, or to become a professional musician.
“I know that the most joy in my life has come to me from my violin.”
-Albert Einstein, physicist, and amateur violin player
My name is Karl Espegard, I am a professional violinist from Norway, currently living in Drammen. Besides teaching the violin I enjoy an active performing career, working with various artists and institutions such as El Muro Tango, Diego Romero, The Norwegian Wind Ensemble and The Norwegian Theater. I received my musical training in Switzerland and Norway, studying at Hochschule der Künste Bern and the Norwegian Academy of Music with prof. Detlef Hahn.