Introduction to Violin with Suzuki Method (level 1), Summer 2017
**Please note the times for these classes. They were printed incorrectly in the Wayland Recreation brochure, but are correct below and at registration link.**
10 Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 11 to August 10
3:30 - 4:25pm: age 3 - 5 with a parent or caregiver
4:30 - 5:25pm: age 5 - 7 with a parent or caregiver
With Laura Burgess (registered Suzuki method teacher)
This is an ideal age to start violin with the Suzuki method!
Our group violin classes are centered around creative and playful activities alternating between exercises, movement, and song (video here, here and here). Children build strong beginner skills in a positive and encouraging atmosphere. Teacher, child and parent work together - no prior experience needed, as parents learn right along with their child in class and partner with them at home. "Graduates" can transition to Level 2 class and/or individual instruction, as desired.
"My children have loved their weekly violin class. We have especially loved the easygoing and fun atmosphere. Being able to play an instrument not only makes kids happy and confident, it brings joy to the whole family." ~ X, mom to A and A, age 4 and 6
"We have been so pleased with the class. Our son loves learning to play the violin.....he speaks very positively about playing, eagerly asks us each night if he can do his violin homework, and enjoys performing in front of family members.
We believe the class is helping to lay the foundation for a lifelong love of music. The developmentally appropriate instruction has been wonderful - exactly what we were hoping for when we chose your school." ~ E, mom to J age 3
The Suzuki method is ideal for this age group, and has a 60 year history of success with young children worldwide. Brain receptivity to language and music is at its peak at age 3 to 7, while supple young bodies adapt more easily to playing violin. Waiting till 3rd or 4th grade misses the prime age for beginning an instrument!
"My daughter's interest in musical instruments was slowly nurtured at home until a 5th Grade Orchestra visited her Pre-School. When I saw the flyer for the beginners’ violin class I knew it was the perfect time. I feel fortunate that she has this opportunity while her enthusiasm is fresh."
~ Mother of V, age 5
Class size: minimum 4 students, maximum 6 students
Fee: $260 for 10 classes. Instruments and all materials are provided (violin for class and home; book and CD to keep).
Location: Wayland Community Arts, Peace Lutheran Church, 107 Concord Road, Wayland.
Registration: This is class is offered by Wayland School of Music in partnership with Wayland Recreation Department, so registration is via the Rec Dept website. Select "Register/Programs and Activities", then "2017 Summer Programs". For the age 3-5 class, select "Summer Youth Programs and Clinics - Preschool Programs". For the age 5-7 class, select "Summer Youth Programs and Clinics - Arts". Or to register by phone, call them at 508 358 3660.
Questions about the class? Not sure which age group suits your child? Please contact us and we'll be happy to answer them!