Grade 4 Orchestra

Spring Concert Songs:

French Folk Song

Song of the Wind

Boil Them Cabbage Down

 

Grade 5 Orchestra

Review note reading:

https://www.musictheory.net/exercises/note

 

 

 

Buying vs. Renting an instrument

There are many instruments available on-line and in department stores for low prices. While these deals may seem attractive, they are usually not of the quality that will allow your child to succeed. These types of instruments often cost more money to repair when they break than their original purchase price.  
 
Inexpensive instruments do not hold tuning, they break easily, they do not have a good sound, and they are difficult to play.  Young students require a larger size of instrument once or twice a year until they are in middle school.  
 
It is important for your child to have the right tools to learn with during their first year.  If you are thinking about making a purchase, please talk with me first. 

Instrument Choice

The String Orchestra has 4 different instruments:  Violin, Viola, Cello and Bass

Video of Violin and Cello:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQPBBsawGTk

Viola:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5qJDZWGL1s

Double Bass:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJNcDhLcr5A

Shake it Off: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlzEHobggRs

FROM THE TOP:  Radio show featuring amazing kids playing instruments:  https://www.fromthetop.org/watch/