Programs, Classes & Private Lessons

Early Childhood Strings Program

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Exceptional learning for beginning violin and cello students ages 3 – 8

The Conservatory's Early Childhood Strings Program provides specialized instructional balance. Your child will benefit being in a supportive group setting where games and songs provide an enjoyable child-centered environment, while group classes provide you a cost-effective way to ensure your child profits from an exceptional learning experience.  Parents will have the opportunity to observe their children's progress.

Students learn through games, songs, solfege, rhythm, music reading and storytelling. After one to two years, depending on the individual child, they will be able to:

  • Play with good posture and physical setup
  • Exhibit good technical fundamentals
  • Exhibit a grounding in sound production, rhythm and solfege
  • Play simple melodies on their instruments
  • Properly care for their instruments

In addition to the intrinsic value of learning to play an instrument well, studies show there are many non-musical benefits for your child:

  • More robust brain stem responses to sound
  • Improved discrimination of pitch and segmentation, and enhanced neural processing of speech
  • Improved working memory and cognitive flexibility
  • Enhanced reading abilities
  • Improved spatial-navigational reasoning, visual form analysis, numerical discrimination and receptive vocabulary
  • Finger motor skills
  • Auditory discrimination skills and the ability to focus in noisy environments
  • Differences in brain activity and volume
     

Early Childhood Violin

Instructor: TBD

Winter 2019

 
CourseCRN InstructorDay Date Time Fee
Early Childhood Violin (Beginner)
 30702 TBDSaturday Feb. 2, 2019 - May 11, 2019  9:30 - 10:15 a.m. $520
Early Childhood Violin (3yrs) 30749 TBDSaturday Feb. 2, 2019 - May 11, 2019  3:30 - 4:15 p.m. $520
Early Childhood Violin 30355 TBDTuesday Feb. 5, 2019 - May 7, 2019  5:00 - 5:45 p.m. $520
Early Childhood Violin 30300 TBDSaturday Feb 2, 2019 - May 4, 2019 12:45 - 1:30 p.m. $520
Early Childhood Violin 30577TBDSaturdayFeb. 2, 2019 - May 11, 20193:00 - 3:45 p.m.$520

  12 Classes 

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Early Childhood Cello

 Instructor: Beth Root Sandvoss

 

CourseCRNDayDateTimeFee
Early Childhood Cello FridaySep. 14, 2018 - Dec. 14, 2018 6:30 - 7:15 p.m.$520
Early Childhood Cello WednesdaySep. 12, 2018 - Dec. 12, 2018 2:00 - 2:45 p.m.$520

 

 12 Classes

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