Pre-Twinkle

Suzuki Violin/Viola Pre-Twinkle Class 

is a year long in depth introduction to the violin and will provide each student with a strong foundation in the instrument. This class is open to 5 and 6 year olds. A parent must attend each class with their child. Students will spend the first 2 months on a “box violin” before graduating to a real violin for the remainder of the year. During these first 2 months, students will learn correct violin posture, bow hold, the parts of the violin, and basic rhythms. Posture is a vital part of playing the violin well and this time spent on the box violin will provide strong reinforcement in this area. Once the students graduate to a real violin, they will begin to learn bow control on the strings, left hand posture and finger placement, as well as note names and their locations on the violin. Students will be able to play several simple songs by the end of the year!

*Box violins will be provided for each student. Before graduating to a real violin, each student will be measured for the correct size violin and assistance will be given in the rental process. Parents will be responsible for violin rental at this time. Students will be presented with their real violins together during class on “graduation” day. This will be a very special event for each student!

Suzuki Violin/Viola Pre-Twinkle Class 2 is a year long in depth introduction to the violin/viola for the older student and will provide each student with a strong foundation in the instrument. This class is open to students turning 7 by January 1st or those completing Pre-Twinkle 1 and not yet ready for Beginning Orchestra.. A parent must attend each class with their child until the February 1st. Students will begin the semester on a real violin. They will learn correct violin posture, bow hold, the parts of the violin, and basic rhythms. Posture is a vital part of playing the violin well and they will receive strong reinforcement in this area.
They will learn bow control on the strings, left hand posture and finger placement, as well as note names and their locations on the violin. Reading music will be taught as well.

In January, students will begin to work on the Beginner Orchestra method book, Sound Innovations for String Orchestra–Book 1 (blue), in the hopes that many of them will be able to pass the audition and move up to the intermediate orchestra the next year. Those needing additional assistance, will of course, be welcomed into the Beginner Orchestra.