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The String Academy staff believes learning music via a string instrument is stimulating, rewarding and creative. It requires the use of both hemispheres of the brain, which encourages problem solving and spatial reasoning. More importantly, with hard work, the sense of accomplishment children experience makes them feel positive about learning in general. Most importantly, children will experience and communicate the emotion of music.
Who can take lessons?
Allegro Strings - violin students in pre-K through grade 2
Vivace Strings - violin, viola, cello or bass students grade 3 -12
How much is the tuition?
$252 per semester
How many and where will the lessons occur?
UWW Center for the Arts 800 West Main Street, Whitewater
Allegro Strings - The teacher will schedule twelve 20-minute individual lessons and twelve 45-minute group lessons per semester in room CA 2002.
Vivace Strings - The teacher will schedule twelve 30-minute individual lessons per semester to be held in CA building.
Vivace Group Lessons will be held on Saturdays at 9:00-9:45am in room CA 1005.
Semester One Group Lessons - Sept. 13, Oct 11, Nov. 8, Dec 13
Semester Two Group Lessons- Jan. 17, Feb. 7. Mar. 14, Apr. 18, May 2, May 9; Gala Concert
What is the involvement of the parents?
Allegro Strings - Parents are required to attend lessons.
Vivace Strings - Parents are strongly encouraged to attend lessons.
In addition parents are asked to monitor and supervise home practice sessions.
What is the curriculum?
Allegro Strings - Suzuki book one
Vivace Strings - etude, scales and Suzuki books
Vivace Group Lesson - heterogeneous method book and/or string orchestra music
String academy Staff
Can a student enroll in the String Academy and not in their school string program?
Once students reach the grade level of the orchestra program at their school, they must also enroll in the school orchestra. If a student is not a member of the school orchestra, she/he will not be allowed to continue in the UWW String Academy. Should a school not provide an orchestra program, then the student may enroll in the UWW String Academy.
What is the missed lesson policy?
A two-day notice must be given to the teacher if a lesson must be missed, the lesson will then be rescheduled within a week as agreed upon by both teacher and student. If a lesson is missed without prior notice, the lesson may not be rescheduled. We encourage lessons to be made-up immediately so as to maintain a positive learning process. Because of this, lessons cannot be made-up at the end of the semester. Large group lessons cannot not be made-up.
Susan Chandler, Director of String Academy
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