Weekly group instruction creates an encouraging learning environment for students by providing performance experience and peer interaction. Parents are encouraged to observe (and even participate) in the classes. Parental participation improves the quality of practice at home and provides support for the child. Students are required to rent or purchase an instrument prior to the first class. Classes are geared towards establishing ensemble as well as solo performing skills. The objective of classes is to promote the student’s interest in music and the instrument through interactive and fun approaches as well as through rewarding experiences of achievements.
DOLCE (formerly level I)
Beginner violin class ages 4&5, duration 30min. The focus of this class is the interactive understanding of general music concepts in relationship to the violin. Correct posture and basic violin techniques are introduced. Although children are introduced to basic music notation they primarily learn to play the violin by rote.