Welcome! On this page, you will find notes on curriculum (Inside the Classroom) as well as professional recordings of the pieces we are currently working on (Helpful Links). Listening to the recordings at home is a great way to help students remember their pieces. I hope you will visit this page every now and then to sneak a peek of the hard work that we are doing in violin class.
The Violin Assembly Performance for 2nd, 4th, and 6th Grade is on April 17th. 1st, 3rd, and 5th Grades performed very well at their assembly.
Next up for ALL Upper School students is “The Wiz” in late May. All 3rd-6th grade students will participate in the show either with singing and dancing or playing their violin. More details coming very soon.
Inside the Classroom
1st Graders are working hard on A Major Scale and the Twinkle Variations. Our goal is to learn all six of each of them before the end of the school year!
2nd Graders are working on Beautiful Skies, French Folk Song, Cabbages, and Lightly Row. We will start Song of the Wind in mid-April. 2nd Graders are also reviewing the Twinkle Variations and A Major Scale.
3rd Graders are learning Song of the Wind, Camptown Races, Go Tell Aunt Rhody and O Come Little Children. We will begin learning Brand New Day and the Tornado Song from The Wiz in mid-April.
4th Grade is playing Long, Long Ago, Allegro, Perpetual Motion, Yankee Doodle, and I Got Rhythm. We will begin learning Brand New Day and the Tornado Song from The Wiz in mid-April.
5th Graders are working on Perpetual Motion, When the Saints Go Marching In and Boogie Woogie. They are beginning to read music in treble clef. We will begin learning Brand New Day and the Tornado Song from The Wiz in mid-April. 5th Graders will also play their violins at 6th Grade Graduation.
6th Graders are currently playing Climbing the Mountain, Minuet 1, Soldier’s Joy and Theme from “Guardians of the Galaxy”. We will begin learning Brand New Day and the Tornado Song from The Wiz in mid-April.
“Brand New Day” (Everybody Rejoice) with lyrics
Have a question about the classroom? Ask Mrs. Reycraft!