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DID YOU KNOW?
Researchers agree that learning to play an instrument improves test scores, helps students with higher math achievement, builds self-confidence, improves coordination and problem-solving, increases fine motor development, and much more – including fostering the basic intrinsic value of developing a love and joy for the arts and music.
Tuning – developing an ear for tuning, using a tuner, etc.
The technique, warm-ups, notes, strumming.
Individual learning and assignments at the student's level.
Workbook at the table (theory book, or note speller).
Review songs in books with teacher accompaniment or CD.
Jam, chart out pop songs, flashcard games, etc.
Parent questions and assignment clarification.
Classes are designed for students to progress at their own pace. Students receive supplementary books during the year when they are ready to move ahead.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
SHOULD I PURCHASE OR RENT A VIOLIN?
That depends a lot on if you are still growing (children) and are committed to learning the instrument. There are decent beginning instruments out there, both used and new for under $200. Please be careful if you are buying used over the internet. We have seen some very unplayable violins come into the school. Renting is usually the best way to go as most violin rental shops will allow you to trade up to a larger size as your child grows.
WHAT AGE SHOULD I START MY CHILD ON THE VIOLIN?
Five years of age is the youngest we recommend starting children on the violin. Violin isn't as easy to learn as piano, so if your child isn't fully committed to learning violin at the age of 5 and 6 we suggest starting them on piano (keyboard) for a year or two first. What they learn about music on the piano will be directly applied to the violin when they start so they will have a much easier time learning it.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE SUZUKI METHOD AND TRADITIONAL TEACHING METHODS?
Suzuki method focuses a lot on learning to play by ear instead of reading traditional music. That is the overly simplified answer. Which is better? Most teachers feel that a traditional method of learning to read music while also incorporating some ear training and playing by ear Suzuki style is the best approach. Many critics point out that students studying the Suzuki method often have a very difficult time switching over to reading music and playing in a traditional orchestral environment. This has long been debated and you will find many different opinions. It is best to search the web and get answers for yourself as to which method you wish to pursue.