Junior StringsGrades 1-2
Have a Great Summer!!Click HERE for video lesson on the A & B Song and basics of reading.Fun Song recordings:Twinkle A: Wintertime in RussiaTwinkle B: Tango to TrinidadTwinkle C: Bow River FiddlingTwinkle D: Chopsticks in ChinatownTwinkle E: Honolulu Hula DancerTheme: Cross Lake Blues
Please give your child access to "Recordings" above, as well as the audio Suzuki Violin Book 1 (artist: William Preucil).
This can be downloaded from Amazon:
Download Suzuki Violin book 1 recordings here.
It's also on iTunes or Amazon Music, or you can purchase a CD here.
These are not optional. The investment you put in listening pays off big. Please give your child access to the recordings.Instrument CareThere are three things not to touch: the horsehair of the bow, the bridge, the pegs.Be careful with temperature - don't let the instrument get too hot or too cold. Don't leave the violin in a car. Don't store near a heater or cold window or door. Keep it in the case (when not playing) to keep it safe from pets and little brothers & sisters. Even when storing the instruments carefully, the colder weather can affect the strings so the slip out of tune. The string will sound very wrong, and feel loose. This can easily be fixed by turning the peg on the string. But you have to know what you're doing or you can break the string by turning it too tight. See the parent tuning helps from here.Remember
All returning students should be playing the Twinkle Variations & Theme every day. This is the best way to make steady progress. Please click on "Recordings" above. Ask your child to show you their "Songs I Know" sheet. Ask to see the gold paper with the Twinkle variations and Fun Songs on it.
Oreo Club 2023
Link to Spring concert video 2023
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