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    Beginning students:
     Please watch these videos about instrument care.
    Returning students:
    1st grade: If your child hasn't earned the Oreo yet, that's the focus.  Then we're off to "Songs for Little Players" and learning the Twinkle Theme and more variations.
    2nd grade: Finishing up "Songs for Little Players" is the focus, as well as all the Twinkle variations.  Then we head to the Suzuki companion book, learning practice boxes, Lightly Row, etc.
    3rd grade:  We have so much to learn. This fall, professional bow hold is introduced.  Sight reading is a major focus, as well as playing in parts.  We need to learn lots more Suzuki songs, get more skills, and start learning advanced notes (not on the tapes).  
    Instrument Care 
    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.

    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. 


    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.

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    If you need to return an instrument to JR Judd or get a bigger size, contact them here.