Level 3 – 4: Student Orchestra Violin, Viola, Cello
(Early – Late Intermediate)
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Description: This is a 10 week group class semester suitable for intermediate students or late beginners who have completed the Late Beginner Semester, and/or have played their instrument in the past and can still comfortably read sheet music in several keys in first or third position. This semester culminates in a concert where pieces will be performed for friends and family on Sunday, April 19th at Kraine Theater.
Prerequisites: You are able to read in several keys, are comfortable reading accidentals, several different bowing techniques, may be able to shift (for 1st violin; for 2nd violin this isn’t required) and can sight-read basic sheet music without stopping. Still not sure if this is the right level for you? Read our class comparison here or schedule an in-person meeting to see which is the best fit for you.
Where: 307 W 36th St, Floor 17, Suite 3, New York, NY. When you arrive at Floor 17, Call 014 on the intercom to be buzzed in.Then wait in the lobby before class. When it’s class time, head to Room 3.
Class times: Tuesdays at 7:45pm – 8:45pm & Saturdays at 2:00pm-3:00pm. New class material is presented on Tuesday and repeated on Saturday, so attend both if you don’t have much time to practice or would like to make faster progress. Otherwise, attend once weekly. You can also switch and add in any extra class times you wish to (see Single Class). See full calendar here.
Length: There are 10 classes in the semester, with two class options held per week. With a package of 10, you may attend any 10 of the 20 classes. Each class is one hour long.
How to register: To attend once per week, purchase a pack of 10. To attend twice per week, purchase a pack of 20. Other packages are available. Once payment is complete, schedule yourself for all of the classes you will be attending. In the student orchestra, cellists may attend for a 40% reduced tuition and Violists attend for a 25% reduced tuition.
Registry Deadline: One week before semester start. Late enrollments accepted after the first class on condition of 1 or more catch-up private lessons. However, try to register early so the pieces can be tailored to who is going to be in the class for that semester (yes, we really do this).
Cancellation policy: In group classes, there is no penalty for a late cancel. However, please note that all discounted group lessons packages purchased expire at the end of the semester, whereas single (undiscounted) class purchases do not expire. If the minimum amount of class attendees is not met, your payment will be refunded or credited at your discretion.
Winter Semester 2020
Feb 4 – Apr 18
Summer Semester 2020
June 2 – Aug 8
Fall Semester 2020
Sept 29 – Dec 12