Cello Beginnings 1 for Kids Ages 4-7
This class will give your child the opportunity to become inspired and motivated in a group class using teaching methods inspired by both traditional pedagogy and the Suzuki philosophy. Students will begin by learning all of the basic fundamentals of how to hold the cello and bow in a positive and fun environment. Simple songs are used each class to teach musicality and further development of playing skills. The class also puts an emphasis on rhythmic and ear training using fun and challenging games. Each week your child will listen to music by different composers and will also learn about how music can be used to tell a story. Parents play a very important role in the development of their cellists and are required to attend and participate in class. Parents are also expected to be their child’s “practice partner” during daily practice sessions outside of class. After completion of this course your child will be ready to transition to private cello lessons.
IMPORTANT: A parent is required to attend and participate in the class with their child, and to practice daily with them at home.Students are required to rent/purchase their own child-size cello, plus bring a cello chair and “cello floor” for the first class – See the Academy’s cello rental guidelines!
Days: Tuesdays, Sept 26, 2017 – Feb 6, 2018 15 classes (5 skip dates)
Times: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Tuition: $427.50 + $20 music fee
Location: Potomac Building, Room 9
Instructor: Zachary Whitaker
- Please note that group classes are subject to cancellation if minimum enrollment is not reached.
- Be sure to check our policies and procedures regarding withdrawals, refunds and more for Fall/ Spring group classes.
- All students/parents will receive a Welcome Email at least 1 week before the class starts. Call the Academy with questions at 703-993-9889.
- Parking is free at the Academy, but you MUST display a dashboard parking pass (available at the office).