Enrollment has begun: Wednesday classes begin October 2023!!
Discover a new instrument, and the music it can make!
Designed for parents and children 5-8 yrs old, this group class introduces children to the violin, and the basic positions and movements involved in creating music from the instrument. Set in a community learning model, we use classical, folk and popular string music, we will also cover the basic building blocks of music: melody, harmony and rhythm. My hope is to encourage social playing and jamming right from the beginning by having kids learning together. Great for families considering violin lessons but not quite ready to commit.
What is Community Learning: Community learning uses a co-operative model that gives students multiple tools and models to learn from. Parents are welcome to join classes to learn along with their students; I will bring along young accomplished students to assist in teaching. And even students themselves can be both learners and teachers to their peers.
Who: For families with children 5-8 years old. Classes are designed to accommodate families who may just be exploring instrumental music lessons or those ready to begin their musical journey on the violin. An option to include a number of 1:1 private lessons is also available.
Format: 8-week sessions each quarter. Each quarter will culminate student's participation in a studio event (ie. Holiday Caroling, Studio Jams or Showcase)
Wednesdays @ 2:30pm - 3:15pm at Lakewood Seward Park Clubhouse
Fall - October - December
October 11, 18, 25
November 2, 9, 16, 30, Dec 7
Closing Event - Caroling in Columbia City, Dec 9/10
Winter: January - Februay
Spring: April - May
Cost: $75/month or $150 for a full 8-week session. Class size may be limited to 3-4 students per quarter. There is also an option for adding 1:1 private lessons during weeks between the sessions for more individual attention. Lessons are $35/lesson.
Bring: NO INSTRUMENT REQUIRED. Families will help make a box violin to use during learning activities. And loaner violins will be provided during class sessions. Each student will also receive a beginners bow and activity handouts to work on at home between sessions.