Explorer Strings Registration
Stay tuned for offerings during Spring and Summer 2023. This is an introductory group class for beginning violin/viola students that meets biweekly for 6 weeks (12 sessions total). We cover the basics for posture and set-up for both hands and learn Pre-Twinkle songs by rote using a Suzuki-based approach.
Please read About the Suzuki Method and watch the video provided. At the end of this introductory class, students may continue with a weekly private lesson and one weekly group class with me or another area teacher.
Classes will be held at 16080 NW 208th Way, High Springs, FL 32643 and the small group is limited to 4 children per teacher. We will begin with a box violin and will not need an instrument during the first several sessions of the class.
- Yoga Mat or pizza box lid
- empty egg carton
- empty toilet or paper towel tube
- rectangular eraser
- cardboard box (granola bars or cake mix sized)
*I will provide paint stirrer and dowel
Other recommended supplies for beginners:
Step by Step - Recommended book/CD
Polypad - recommended shoulder sponge
Instrument Information: When ready to progress to the instrument, it is important to obtain a good quality instrument that works well. The cheap starter violins sold on Amazon or eBay from China usually are not playable. I would recommend a rental instrument so that students can size up as they grow. Most shops will apply monthly payments towards the purchase price of a full-sized instrument.
4908 NW 34th Blvd, Suite 17
Gainesville, Fl 32605
Shar Music Showroom
2465 S. Industrial
Ann Arbor, MI 48104