FOX HOLLOW ELEMENTARY
STRING ORCHESTRA CLASSES
Don’t miss out on being in the orchestra this year! Learn to play the violin, viola, cello, or bass!
No prior musical experience is necessary.
Classes start September 12, 2011.
Times: 8:10 am to 8:55 am.
Advanced: Monday and Friday.
Beginners: Tuesday and Thursday.
Tuition Fee: $200.00/year:
Please make checks payable to the school and deliver to the office.
You can rent a violin from any of the local music stores for a very reasonable fee. The school district has a limited number of violas and cellos available for $80.00/year.
Please contact me with any question you may have.
ORCHESTRA SIGN UP SHEET
PLEASE RETURN TO THE OFFICE BY SEPTEMBER 9, 2011
YES, I WANT TO JOIN THE ORCHESTRA!
NAME_______________________________GRADE_____ PARENT’S NAME:_____________________________________________
I WANT TO PLAY THE:
I WOULD LIKE TO RENT A VIOLA OR A CELLO FROM THE SCHOOL DISTRICT:
I UNDERSTAND THAT I CAN RENT A VIOLIN, VIOLA, OR CELLO FROM ANY OF THE LOCAL MUSIC STORES.
I UNDERSTAND THAT I MUST ALSO PURCHASE A MUSIC BOOK FOR USE IN CLASS. THESE ARE ALSO AVAILABLE AT ANY LOCAL MUSIC STORE.
FEE: $200.00 PER YEAR.
INSTRUMENT RENTAL FROM THE DISTRICT: $80.00 PER YEAR.
MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO THE SCHOOL AND DELIVER TO THE OFFICE.
BONNIE HEATON 801-282-1899
WELCOME TO ORCHESTRA
Orchestra materials needed:
1. Music Book: “Essential Elements 2000 for Strings”
by Michael Allen, Robert Gillespie, and Pamela Tellejohn Hayes.
1. 2. Shoulder rests for violins and violas.
2. 3. Rosin.
3. 4. Pencil.
4. 5. Small cloth to clean off rosin after playing.
Regular and consistent attendance to class is the key to a successful experience in orchestra. Learning to play an instrument is a progressive process. Keeping up with the class builds confidence. I caution you to attend as often as possible. Getting behind can be very discouraging.
Start with ten to fifteen minutes a day for the first week. After that a minimum of 20 minutes per day is required. You will be given a practice chart to keep track of your time. Regularly playing your instrument will built strong muscles, strong hands and help your concentration.
Take care of your instrument! Don’t let others play it. (Example: friends, brothers, or sisters.) Loosen your bow after playing. Keep your instrument clean and at a moderate temperature. Do not leave your instrument in your car on hot or extremely cold days.
Let’s work together to make this a wonderful year in orchestra!
Please feel free to contact me if you have questions.