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, flute, or cello student. Parents and string students work together with the help of the teacher to make beautiful bow holds and set students’ violins on their shoulders or cellos grounded between knees. Flute students practice posture and breathing and keeping flutes parallel to the floor in play position. We sing the parts of the instrument, practice finger games, practice playing and identifying the Twinkle rhythms, go on bow hold marching adventures, participate in headjoint olympics, listen to beautiful string and flute playing, and go on many more Pre-Twinkle adventures together each week! By the end of the session, students are actually helping each other practice and are training their ears, bodies, and minds to be better ready for focus of a private lesson. It has been very rewarding to see the students build their skills together and make connections with each other in the process!
Fall 2018 Readiness Classes
Monday, 3:30pm at 218 W 72nd St with Molly
Tuesday, 4:30 at 218 W 72nd St with Molly
Sunday, 12:00pm at 218 W 72nd St with Kayla
Monday, 4:15pm at 218 W 72nd St with Zara
“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…”