Level 3 – 4: Student Orchestra Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass
(Late Beginner and Intermediate)
Description: This is a 10 week group class semester suitable for intermediate students or late beginners who have completed the Beginner Semester, and/or have played their instrument in the past and can still comfortably read sheet music in several keys in first position. This semester culminates in a concert where pieces will be performed for friends and family on the weekend of Dec 14/15th. You may sign up to attend once or twice weekly. Both classes cover similar material. If attending once weekly you may attend either the Tuesday or the Saturday class, and you may switch at any time.
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.
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. Cellists may attend for a 45% reduced tuition and Violists attend for a 25% reduced tuition.
Register By: One week before semester start. Late enrollments accepted after the first class on condition of 1 or more catch-up private lessons.
Cancellation policy: There is no penalty for a late cancel or no-show. However, please note that all packages purchased expire at the end of the semester, whereas single class purchases do not expire. If class minimum is not met, your payment will be refunded or credited at your discretion.
Where: 353 W. 48th St, 2nd Floor
Class times: Tuesdays at 7:45pm – 8:45pm & Saturdays at 1:00pm – 2:00pm. 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.
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.
Fall Semester 2019
Sept 24 – Dec 14
In progress. Late enrollments accepted with 3 or more make-up private lessons (not included in the package price).
Winter Semester 2020
Jan 28 – Apr 18
Summer Semester 2020
June 2 – Aug 8
Fall Semester 2020
Sept 29 – Dec 12