SPMA Violin Project.
Small class sizes create an environment where care and attention is given to every student, focused upon individualized education within a group setting. Some instruments provided for students in the SPMA Violin Project. Professional experienced teachers at SPMA provide the highest quality preparatory instruction to students. Customized teaching methods and techniques that suit the individual student while addressing the uniqueness of retention. SPMA Violin Project is designed to steer the string student towards participation in a String Ensemble at Sac Prep Music Academy.
Wednesdays with Mrs. Taylor
Level 1 Group (Wednesday 3:30 – 4:15pm) Recommended students who have either just begun taking private lessons, are taking group classes in public school, or are brand new to the Violin, Viola or Cello. Learn the parts to your instrument, beginning technique, note reading, and basic rhythm skills. Learn fun and familiar songs. Recommended for students age 7 to 12. (Tuition Due at Beginning of Session $250 for 10-Week Session)
Rock and Pop string ensemble. (Wednesday 4:15-5:00) Join our rock and pop string ensemble to learn and play alternative music styles in an intermediate level chamber group. The class is open to all young string players, 10 years and up, that have had some previous group experience. It is recommended that students are familiar with note reading and are comfortable playing in a group. We will be working on string arrangements of alternative and rock songs and studying styles and techniques not normally in classical. The first ten week session will begin with simple alternative bowing techniques and amplification. The music will be arranged for the intermediate beginner to the advanced beginner string student. It is recommended that students have had either 1-2 years of private instruction or two years of school lessons and that they are comfortable with reading music and basic rhythm comprehension. This is a great class for students to be part of a more unique ensemble that can expose them to a wider variety of genres and styles, and to create more interest in their instrument, and on the way refine their technique and understanding of rhythm.
(Tuition Due at Beginning of Session $250 for 10-Week Session)
Beginning Violin Project (Suzuki Book 1) – Tuesdays 4:15pm to 5:00pm (w/ Mr. McClara)
This SPMA Project plays and rehearses a variety of Suzuki Book 1 music, folk music & Classical Music, the students are commonly booked to play at different events throughout Sacramento: Farmers Markets, Festivals, Earth Day and have even been invited to perform at the Bureau of Land Management’s Cultural Diversity Awareness Day. The Project can play at various SPMA Events & Recitals. Students in this Project are beginning to proficient in reading music in first position. The class includes low and extended fingerings on their instrument. (Tuition Due Month to Month – $100 Per Month)