KHANA – lists the KHANA representatives around the world
KATO HAVAS– displays a brief biography of The New Approach’s creator.
New Approach– displays a brief outline of The New Approach and its achievements.
Calendar - lists coming KHANA courses and seminars around the world.
LAST UPDATED ON April 13, 2013.
Sources– lists where books, videos, etc. on the New Approach may be obtained.
Message Board– an entirely new and simplified place to ask questions and make comments
on The New Approach and this web-site.
A brief description of each page is given below.
KHANA is a world-wide association of musicians who utilize the New Approach. Currently
there are members in 30 countries who share experiences and advice through the publication
of 2 newsletters each year. Members also receive lists and dates of workshops in
different parts of the world.
Kato Havas O.B.E. - Hungarian-born international teacher and lecturer, currently
based in Oxford, England. She is the author of six books about violin technique,
the recipient of the ASTA International Award and an honorary member of the Isaye
Foundation in Belgium.
The New Approach is based on the tension-free playing of the Hungarian gypsy violinists
and on a fundamental physical balance with free flowing energy impulses. It incorporates
Kodaly principles of inner hearing and is applicable to all forms of music-making:
classical, folk and popular as well as to all ages and levels of playing: performers,
amateurs, teachers, students, and children.
Sources - for Books,CDs and Video Tapes, etc. on The New Approach.
Calendar of events - New Approach international workshops and KHANA informal workshops.
The Message Board is an entirely new, much simplified area where anyone can comment
on or request assistance about the difficulties and rewards of music making, particularly
with reference to New Approach principles.
Kato Havas Association for the New Approach
We are pleased to announce that Kato Havas has been appointed Order of the British
Empire (O.B.E.) for ‘services to music’.
This web site is about The New Approach to string playing pioneered by Kato Havas.
The New Approach, with appropriate remedial exercises, helps to release physical
tensions.It also helps the release of stage fright and mental anxieties so that
players of all levels can fulfil their potential.
This web site serves the needs of teachers and players practicing The New Approach,
allows them to communicate with each other and also helps to introduce the existing
publications on the workings of The New Approach.
To join KHANA click the link labelled KHANA on the left at the top of this page.
It lists the representatives in your area and whom to contact to become a member
of the association.
Please use the other links to navigate around our site.
In addition 10 short Training Videos showing a workshop by Kato Havas’s workshops
were recently placed on YouTube. To view these click on the ‘Videos’ link below
and all will become available in a separate window.