Benefits of Membership

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THE VIOL
Members receive four issues each year of this new publication, which replaces the society's long-established newsletter. It provides news about forthcoming events; listings of new CDs and publications; reports of meetings; reviews; information about viol activities around the world, and a range of material, including some more substantial articles about viols, their music and its composers and performers.

REGULAR MEETINGS ON VIOL-RELATED TOPICS
There are usually three meetings each year, including at least one in London. Speakers are authorities on their subjects and meetings usually incorporate live music illustrations played by members and others. At some meetings members' consorts are coached by leading teachers.

VIOL HIRE
The Society owns a number of treble, tenor and bass viols (complete with bows and cases) which are available for hire to members. Many viol players find that this is an excellent way to start to learn before they buy their own instrument.

LOW COST SHEET MUSIC
The society publishes a range of music for viols, much of which is either unavailable elsewhere or provides the opportunity to sample a composer's work without buying a complete edition. Members are able to buy the society's Music Editions at a substantially reduced cost.

MEMBERS' LIST
An annually produced list of all members, including contact details and playing skills, indicating whether members are teacher or makers

INCLUSION ON WEBSITE
Members can request to have a link to their website(s) on this site. There are three categories: Members' sites, Teachers and Makers.

FREE SMALL ADS
Members can place small personal ads (such as instruments for sale) in the newsletter for free. Viol-related items for sale (instruments, bows, cases etc) can also be uploaded to this website for free.

ACCESS TO OUR MEMBERS' AREA
We now have a members' area on our website which is restricted to members only. There you can find old issues of the newsletter, information for beginners and some free sheet music

OCCASIONAL SPECIAL OFFERS
We occasionally make special offers available to our members. This may include sheet music by other publishers at a discount, CDs, greeting cards or similar items. We also have Liebenzeller rosin and Baldock gut strings available to buy at meetings

Membership Fees

Ordinary
Paper member: £27 - Electronic member £15

Student
Paper member £14 - Electronic member £10

Please note that you can pay up to three years in advance, which insulates you against any rate increases over that period.