Pre-Twinkler Program (For violin, viola and cello):
This program is for the beginning student who does not yet play all Twinkle Variations withoutassistance. Each day Pre-Twinklers have two instrument classes plus Music & Movement (3-7) or Choir (8+).
Twinkler Program (For violin, viola and cello):
This program is for students who have completed Twinkle Theme and all variations. Each day, Twinklers have two instrument classes plus Music & Movement (3-7) or Choir (8+).
Books 1-3 Suzuki Program (For violin, viola, and cello):
Students in this program will be placed in classes with other students at a similar book level based on their most recently polished piece. These students receive four classes each day, consisting of a Master class (four students per class); a Technique group class; a Performance group class; and Orchestra, Music & Movement (3-7) or Choir (8+).
Books 4+ Suzuki Program (For violin, viola, and cello):
Four classes each day, consisting of a Master class (three students per class), a Technique group class, a Performance group class and Orchestra.
Advanced Program Book 6+ (For violin, viola and cello – both Suzuki and Traditional advanced students):
All students in this program will have five hours of class each day, including master class (two students per class), technique, performance, chamber music, orchestra and one practice hour. Students are encouraged to stay in the dorm with a responsible adult as there will be evening activities. There is limited enrollment. Students will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Master Class: Students meet daily witha private teacher, each student receiving individualized instruction. Students should be prepared to play their most recent polished piece at the first class. Book 1-3, four per class; Book 4+, three per class; and Advanced, two per class. Students stay for the entire class to learn from each other’s lessons.
Technique Group Class: Students focus on the technical aspects of playing, such as posture, tone, intonation, review, and practice techniques.
Performance Group Class: Students focus on polishing pieces from the Institute repertoire for performance, focusing on musicality and phrasing.
Students will be assigned to an orchestra according to their age, reading ability and previous orchestra experience.
Level A: For students at least seven years old who are playing late Book 1 pieces and are pre/beginning-readers with no orchestral experience.
Level B: For students in Book 2-4 who have had some reading and/or orchestral experience. Level C: For Books 5+, Suzuki and traditional students who have had regular orchestral experience.