Lessons. Workshops.
Online workshops.
"Some people think that the extraordinary abilities are needed to play the theremin. This is not the case. The only prerequisites are a good ear for music, good coordination and the ability to concentrate, because one can only control the tone by relying on one's own sense of hearing."
Lydia Kavina
Lydia Kavina has been teaching the theremin since 1986. Her video tutorial “Mastering the Theremin”, recorded with Moog Music in 1994, became one of the main levers for the growing popularity of theremin training and the spread of theremin performance. Among Lydia’s students are many well-known thereminists, such as Carolina Eyck, Barbara Buchholz, Masami Takeuchi, Wilco Botermans, Olesya Rostovskaya, Miles Brown.
Theremin academy, Oxford Music faculty, May 2019
Upcoming workshops
Online workshop
for beginners
3 March 2024
Online workshop
Expression techniques/ legato
25 February 2024
Theremin Camp
Copenhagen Rodovre Musikskole. A week for socialising, sharing, playing and some oportunities for learning. Info at roy.palmer@royfilms.co.uk

24-28 June, 2024

To arrange a lesson with Lydia Kavina,
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Video lesson in Russian, with subtitles in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.
Moog Theremini Tutorial
Online workshops
A place for theremin lovers to come together to practice and socialise, to meet theremin experts, discuss theremin history aspects, train musical ear, develop playing techniques, learn exercises and pieces, and play duets.

every Sunday at 5pm London time
Price: GBP 10 per session

If you’d like to join a workshop or watch a documentation of a passed event — contact me.
Lessons
Online lessons worldwide,
Face to face lessons in Oxfordshire, the UK
Languages: in English, German, Russian
Price: GBP 50 per hour
Workshops
Over the years, Lydia has conducted numerous workshops for various groups, including beginners, university students, and the general public. She served as the leader of a theremin class at the Theremin Centre in Moscow Conservatory from 1998 to 2007. Since 2007, she has regularly conducted workshops organized by the Bate Collection of Music Instruments at Oxford Music Faculty. Additionally, she teaches at the regular sessions of the Theremin Academy in Lippstadt, Lausanne, Oxford, and Santiago. Lydia played a key role as a primary instructor and often contributed to the organization of many theremin festivals, including Theremin Days at Moscow Conservatory (1996), Ethermusic Festivals in the USA, Without Touch in Germany, Hands Off in the UK, and Electromagnetica in Chile.
Photo by Fyrefly studios Theremin workshop in Oxford, 2001