Our Readiness classes are designed as a transition step between the learning environment of a general group music class and the more focused and directed learning involved in a private lesson. In class we practice and play many of the Pre-Twinkle activities common for every beginning violin/viola, piano, or flute student. We sing the parts of the instrument, practice finger games, practice playing and identifying the Twinkle rhythms, work on musical notation, and listen to beautiful string, piano, or flute playing live.
In our spring online classes, Violin/Viola Readiness students and parents work together with the help of the teacher to make beautiful bow holds and set box violins firmly on shoulders. Flute Readiness students use the nuvo Toot and practice posture and breathing, flute sign language, and headjoint olympics. Piano Readiness students use keyboards and begin learning simple melodies, and proper playing technique. All Readiness students (string, flute, and piano) also use rhythm sticks and the rainbow xylophone (included in tuition).
All Readiness classes take place on Saturday mornings. If you would like your child to participate in Readiness this fall, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your child’s name, age, and music experience. Children must be at least 4 years old. Previous experience in Ready, Set, Play! recommended.
Spring Online 2020 Readiness Schedule
Violin/Viola/Flute Readiness Cost: $699*/16 weeks (Music Mind Games Rainbow Xylophone and Rhythm Sticks included in price).
Piano Readiness Cost: $652/16 weeks (My First Piano Adventure, by Faber: Lesson Book A, included)
*Students transitioning from online RSP do not need to pay a material fee. Total tuition is $649.
Additional Required Materials:
Students in Violin/Viola Readiness must make or purchase a box violin.
Students in Flute Readiness must purchase a Nuvo TooT.
Students in Piano Readiness must have access to a digital keyboard (mini is fine) or piano.
“This is the third year that my daughter has been taking lessons at Silver Music (first, Violin Readiness class; now, at five years old, she’s in her second year of Suzuki violin)…If music lessons were like this when I was a student, I might still be playing…”