Advanced String Ensemble
For levels 3+. The class brings together our most advanced string students in a small group to learn challenging repertoire while working to fine tune their listening and playing skills. This class is a fun and welcome challenge for the most accomplished string students.
For all ages. Learn the essentials of playing this “intermediate-sized” stringed instrument. Learn to identify the strings and pluck and bow simple melodies. Cellos are not provided, but can be rented at several local music stores.
For levels 2+. In this class students will learn how to fiddle through traditional Scottish and Irish music. They will work on beginning and intermediate techniques according to their level, for Celtic music. Open to violin, viola, and cello.
Double Bass, Intro
For ages 9+. Try your hand at plucking and bowing this granddaddy of the stringed instruments. For students new to the instrument, this intro class is the right one! Double basses are provided.
For the youngest string students in their first year of study, this orchestra provides an encouraging opportunity to learn to play and perform as a group. Level one students choose this orchestra and the small group lesson corresponding to your instrument and level of play.
For intermediate string players, this orchestra will challenge and entertain with some great music selections! Levels two and three students select this orchestra and the small group lesson corresponding to your instrument and level of play.
This most advanced of the three orchestras provides an opportunity to learn challenging music in a group setting with a conductor. Levels four and five students choose this orchestra and the small group lesson corresponding to your instrument and level of play.
For all ages. Get a taste for playing the viola, a slightly larger stringed instrument than a violin, with a deeper sound. Choose viola intro, no string experience, if you have never played a stringed instrument, and viola intro, string experience, if you have played a string instrument but want to get to know this “middle voice” of the string family. Violas are not provided, but can be rented at local music stores.
Small Group Lessons
For all string instruments, at all levels. These classes, formerly known as “master classes,” are for those who already play a stringed instrument. They will provide an opportunity to work on orchestra music as well as music provided by the instructor. Classes are targeted to players at the student’s level. Instruction is geared toward both individuals and the group. Be sure to select the orchestra corresponding to your level of play.
For all ages. For those with no previous violin experience, become acquainted with the smallest and highest-pitched stringed instrument. Learn the parts of the violin, bow-hand positioning, and proper hold. You will learn proper technique and get a taste for playing this versatile instrument! Violins are not provided, but can be rented at local music stores.