Fall 2019 Group Offerings:
Small Group Intro to Violin
Please note, classes listed below are run though Wayland Recreation, so registration is via their website (link at bottom of page). Registration is now open at the Recreation Department website.
Small Group Intro to Violin with Suzuki Method (level 1)
Please note, these classes are at Wayland School of Music II (231 Boston Post Road, Wayland).
Dates: 8 Saturdays, September 21 to Dec 7 (no class Oct 12, Oct 19, Nov 9, Nov 30)
Age 4-5 with a parent/caregiver: 1:00 - 1:50 pm
Age 6-7 with a parent/caregiver: 2:00 - 2:50 pm
With Zhiyue Ali You (registered Suzuki Violin instructor).
Fee: $220, including instruments and all materials
Class size: minimum 3 students, maximum 5 students
This is an ideal age to start violin with the Suzuki Method!
Our small group violin classes are centered around creative and playful activities alternating between exercises, movement, and song (video here, here, here and here). Children build strong beginner skills in a positive and encouraging atmosphere, and there's plenty of individual attention! Teacher, child and parent work together - no prior experience is 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
Instruments and all materials are provided (violin for class and home use; book and CD to keep).
Location: Wayland School of Music, 231 Boston Post Road, Wayland, MA 01778
GROUP CLASS REGISTRATION: Our group classes are offered by Wayland School of Music in partnership with Wayland Recreation Department, and register via the Recreation Department website. To register: select "Register/Programs and Activities", then "2019 Fall Programs". Then -
For Small Group Intro to Violin age 4-5 select "Preschool Programs"; for Small Group Intro to Violin age 6-7 select "Youth Science/Tech/Art Programs". When the list of classes opens, scroll down alphabetically to find your class. Or to register by phone instead, call them at 508 358 3660.