Strings

Preparatory Violin for Younger Children

A traditional based program that builds the foundations of violin playing at a gentler pace for younger children. This class focuses on basic concepts such as posture, rhythm, and note reading. Parent participation is required both for lessons and home practice. Must have violin before first class meeting. Violin rental available. 8 weeks. $160, plus materials. 

No class on July 3rd. 

 

Day Dates Times Ages
Monday 6/26-8/21 3:30-4:20pm 5 to 7 years Register
Parent participation required.

 

Beginning Violin

A traditional based program that builds the foundations of violin playing. Using the Essential Elements method book 1, basic concepts of note reading, posture, rhythm, and listening skills are explored. Must have violin before first class meeting. Violin rental available. 8 weeks. $160, plus materials. 

No class on July 3rd. 

 

Day Dates Times Ages
Monday 7/10-8/28 4:30-5:20pm 8 t0 10 years Register
Designed for 4th or 5th grade students new to the violin.

 

Beginning Viola

A traditional- based program that builds the foundations of viola playing. Using the Essential Elements method book 1, students will learn the basic concepts of note reading, posture, rhythm, and ensemble playing. Additional materials, such as handouts and packets, will be provided by the teacher to help improve rhythm and note reading. This class is intended for students who have little to no playing experience. Must have a viola before the first class meeting. Viola rental available. 8 weeks. $160, plus materials.

Day Dates Times Ages
 Thursday 7/6-8/24  4:30pm-5:20pm  8 to 10 years old Register
Designed for 4th or 5th grade students new to the viola.

 

Intro to String Chamber Music Intensive

This class is for students interested in learning about string chamber music and want to join the AMUSE String Chamber Orchestra in the Fall. Students will learn about basic theory, history, sight-reading, and performance/practice techniques. All pieces will be custom arranged based on the skill level of the group. Music have an instrument on the first day of class. String rentals available. 4 weeks. $80, plus materials.

 

Day Dates Times Ages
 Thursday 8/3-8/24  5:30pm-6:20pm  10 to 14 years old Register
This class is designed for intermediate/advanced students with at least 1 year of playing experience.

 

AMUSE String Chamber Orchestra Intensive

The AMUSE String Chamber Orchestra is a group designed to enable students to expand their skill set in an ensemble setting. The fun, yet challenging, repertoire will be custom arranged to fit the level of its players. Students will learn basic theory, history, how to sightread in a chamber music setting, and performance techniques. The AMUSE String Chamber Orchestra will be a way for students to meet new people while getting the experience of learning to listen and blend. String rentals available.  4 weeks. $100, plus materials. 

Teacher placement.

Day Dates Times Ages
 Thursday 8/3-8/24  6:30pm-8:00pm  10 to 14 years old Register
This class is designed for intermediate/advanced students with at least 1 year of playing experience.