Beginning Instrument and Voice Classes

Introduction to Suzuki Violin

Recommended for children ages 3 to 6, this class is designed to be a child’s and parent’s first experience with the violin and an introduction to the Suzuki method. The child is taught the correct way to hold the violin with no hands (using a cardboard violin), the position of the feet and the bow hold. Four basic rhythms are introduced. This class provides good preparation for the school year Pre-Twinkle Suzuki program, but it is not a requirement. (Summer only)

Introduction to Suzuki Cello

Recommended for children ages 3 to 6, this class is designed to be a child’s and parent’s first experience with the cello and an introduction to the Suzuki method. The child is taught the correct way to hold the cello with no hands, the position of the feet and the bow hold. Four basic rhythms are introduced. This class provides good preparation for the school year Pre-Twinkle Suzuki program, but it is not a requirement. (Summer only)

Introduction to the Violin

Designed for age 6 and up. Students begin by learning the correct way to hold the violin and bow, a necessity for studying the instrument. Students learn simple melodies and basic rhythms utilizing a combination of imitation (learning by ear) and basic note reading. Maximum of 6 students in a class. Please note: students must bring their own instruments. (60 minutes weekly)

Little Pipers Intro Class

Recommended for children 4 to 5 years old, this class serves as a first class for young children to learn to play flute. Using fifes, students learn the basic skills of flute playing including hand position, breathing, posture and simple songs. Activities include rhythm and movement games. The first class is a parent information session designed to explain the curriculum. This class also prepares young children for the Suzuki Flute Program. (45 minutes weekly)

Introduction to the Flute

Students are introduced to basic techniques, simple melodies, note-reading and playing with a small group of peers. Please note: Students must bring their own instruments. For ages 6 and up. Maximum of six students. (60 minutes weekly)

Introduction to the Clarinet

Students are introduced to basic techniques, simple melodies, note-reading and playing with a small group of peers. Please note: Students must bring their own instruments. For ages 6 and up. Maximum of six students. (60 minutes weekly; Fall Semester only)

Introduction to the Saxophone

Students are introduced to basic techniques, including learning basic note-reading and playing with a small group of peers. Please note: Students must bring their own instruments. For ages 8 and up. Maximum of six students. (60 minutes weekly; Spring semester only

Introduction to the Guitar

Students are introduced to basic techniques, including learning simple melodies and chord progressions in a relaxed student group. Please note: Students must bring their own instruments. For children ages 5 and up. Maximum of six students in each class. (60 minutes weekly)

Introduction to the Piano

Students are introduced to the fundamentals of piano playing in a friendly group environment. Instruction will include note reading, piano technique and learning simple pieces. For ages 5 and up. Maximum of six students in each class. (60 minutes weekly)

Singing Class for Beginners

Designed to nurture the voice carefully by using simple songs, this class provides young voices with basic techniques for breathing, tone, intonation and good posture. Music reading not required. For students ages 8 and up. Maximum of six students in each class. (60 minutes weekly)