Violin Adventures Class for Kids Ages 5-12
This supplemental class is for young violinists ages 5-12 who are currently enrolled in weekly private violin lessons (at the Academy or elsewhere) and wish to add a group class experience to augment their learning.
Violin Adventures is an enriching and exciting addition to private violin lessons for young students, who take their skills from the private lesson studio to the classroom and have fun playing both review and new pieces as a group. Review pieces from the Suzuki method will form the core of the class’s repertoire, and exercises and scales will be presented in a dynamic and collaborative way to reinforce the development of a healthy technical foundation. Playing in a group will create a more developed ear, stronger musicianship, and lead to an invaluable community experience for young violinists. Ensemble playing as part of a violin group is a valuable experience that prepares students for later experiences in orchestra and chamber music. Parents are encouraged to observe the class, and materials to support the home practice will also be provided for them!
Each semester, the curriculum is designed to complement the private lessons. It is not a continuous curriculum with clearly defined levels. Students will be divided into two groups based on their playing ability and progress in their private lessons. Students may be in the same group for multiple semesters or years, depending on their individual pace of learning. Group placements are made based on technical skill, repertoire learned, maturity level and in consultation with the private teacher.
For students who are more advanced than Suzuki Book 3 and who are sight-reading comfortably, we recommend the Chamber Music program.
For students ages 10-16 who are playing at a Suzuki Book 3-5/ASTA grade 3-4 level and who can read music comfortably, we recommend Violin Choir
Semester: SPRING 2019
Dates: Alternating Fridays, January 25 – June 2, 2019, 10 classes*
(10th class is Sunday June 2nd at 1:30 pm, prior to 2:30 pm recital)
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Ages: 5 – 12 years
Tuition: $285 + $15 Music fee
Location: Academy Building Unit A-3
*Class Dates: 1/25, 2/8, 2/22, 3/8, 3/22, 4/5, 4/26, 5/10, 5/24, 6/2
- Please note that group classes are subject to cancellation if minimum enrollment is not reached.
- Be sure to check our policies and procedures regarding withdrawals, refunds and more for Fall/ Spring group classes.
- All students/parents will receive a Welcome Email at least 1 week before the class starts. Call the Academy with questions at 703-993-9889.
- Parking is free at the Academy, but you MUST display a dashboard parking pass (available at the office).
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