Intro to Violin 8-11
This introductory violin class is a fun and engaging way for the younger crowd to be introduced to learning to play a string instrument. From the very first day they will be playing the simplest of melodies. Students will also learn the basics of reading sheet music, how to play a scale on their instrument, and will learn to play a song that they will perform at the end of the semester for an audience! The class will introduce basic music theory concepts including: melody, rhythm, and note-reading. We will play both familiar tunes as well as learn new exciting ones!
Intro to Violin 12-18
This introductory violin class is for older students who want to explore if a string instrument is for them! Students will learn how to read sheet music, the basics of violin technique, how to listen and play by ear, and the importance of form as a violinist. Students will work both in a full group setting as well as in smaller groups. We will prepare a few pieces to perform at the end of the semester for an audience! The class will introduce music theory concepts including: rhythm, notation, and simple melodies.
Beginner Violin 8-11
Description: Prerequisite: Intro to Violin 8-11 (or equivalent violin background – a short audition may be held if a student wishes to take this class without having taken the prerequisite)
The beginner violin class for younger students will take students from playing simple tunes and melodies to slightly more difficult pieces. Classes will consist of learning to play by ear (listening!), introducing harmonies, as well as learning how to play in smaller formats (duets, trios, etc). This class will also introduce sight-reading and playing in 3rd position! We will be preparing a few pieces to perform at the end of the semester for an audience!
Beginner Violin 12-18
Description: Prerequisite: Intro to Violin 12-18 (or equivalent violin background – a short audition may be held if a student wishes to take this class without having taken the prerequisite)
The beginner violin class for older students will dive deeper into learning technique as a violinist, how to differentiate between harmonies and melodies, and playing by ear. Students will work on pieces as a large group, in small ensembles (duets and trios), and as solos. This class will also introduce how to play in 3rd position as well as vibrato and dynamics in music. Select pieces will be performed at the end of the semester for an audience!
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