Saturday String Program - New Fall 2011
Studying Strings! All children can learn to play a string instrument! Research has shown that studying a string instrument from a young age improves cognitive ability and develops discipline and concentration. Children develop musical skills, life skills, and a love of music. String instruments come in small sizes for children.
Violin: Suzuki lessons: 3-8 yrs
Traditional lessons: 8-12 yrs
Cello: Traditional lessons: 5 yrs+
Weekly group lessons begin Saturday, August 20, 2011, at the Doudna Fine Arts Center at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, IL. EIU string faculty Anna Cromwell and Ka-Wai Yu are the instructors.
Schedule: 15 weeks of lessons, no make-up lessons, tuition due 8/13, no refunds
Suzuki Pre-twinkle Violin Groups - $100.00 Semester Tuition
Ages 3-5: 6-8 students participate in 45-minute Saturday morning classes emphasizing clapping rhythms, beginning bow hold and posture exercises, listening games, and following directions. Successful completion of this class is a prerequisite for semi-private or private Suzuki lessons. Parental attendance and participation are mandatory. (Tuition includes cardboard violin and dowel stick bow.)
Ages 6-8: same as above except students can switch to real violins during the semester, instrument rental or purchase suggested. See information below regarding renting and buying instruments.
Beginning Traditional Cello or Violin Lessons:
Traditional Small Group Lessons - Tuition determined by enrollment. Please wait to send in your check for Traditional Small Groups until you receive email confirmation of class size: 3 students for 30 minutes: $115 semester tuition; 2 students for 30 minutes: $160 semester tuition; private lessons may be available by request.
Saturday String Program Application (pdf)
Please fill out and return the application form to reserve a spot for the fall. All classes will be filled on a first-come first-serve basis. A check for the full tuition will be due on August 13, 2011.
Group Lesson Schedule (pdf)