Classes

Beginning Strings

2nd-4th Grades*

Tuesdays 4:00-5:00 pm 

This class will focus on the fundamentals of playing string instruments. Students need no prior knowledge of music or their instrument to join this class. This class starts at the very beginning of holding the instrument and reading music. As the class progresses students will learn songs in unison, with the end goal of this class is to have the students perform basic melodies and simple harmonies as a group at their final concert. There will be 2 concerts per year, one in December and one in May. Please visit the getting started page to help your student choose and locate his or her instrument.

Intermediate Orchestra

Mostly 4th-6th Grades*

Tuesdays 5:05-6:05 pm

This class is a string orchestra ensemble for students who are proficient enough on their string instruments to play in basic first position. Students will perform in parts as they are divided into the sections as an actual orchestra. Students in this group are not required to study privately; however, this is something I always encourage if possible. This group will perform 2 concerts per year, one in December and one in May. This group may also have extra performance opportunities within the community.

Advanced Orchestra

Mostly 6th-8th Grades*

TBD: Based on enrollment

This group will be for students who have prior experience playing in an ensemble. New students may be asked to ‘audition’ or play something they have worked on recently to ensure proper placement. This ensemble will perform 2 formal concerts per year, one in December, and one in May. We will also have several opportunities to perform in the community. We will also work on the TMEA All Region Orchestra music during the fall semester, and students are highly encouraged to audition for the All Region Orchestra. Private lessons are not required but are encouraged.

 

*Age and grade exceptions may be made to best serve an individual student’s ability and need. Please contact me to discuss concerns or accommodations on a case by case basis.

 

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