Welcome to Mrs. Fuller's Strings Class!
In this class students learn to play the orchestral string instruments - Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass. Students may begin string instruments in 4th grade and keep playing string instruments at both the middle school and high school levels. I hope students will keep playing their instruments through all the levels of school!
Students have Strings class on Cycle Days 1,6,3,8. Please help your child remember to bring his or her instrument and book on Strings Days.
Ask for a Private Concert!
To help motivate your child to practice and enjoy playing their instrument, ask them to play for your family. You might ask them to play their favorite song or something from the lessons they worked on in Strings that week. If you haven't heard your child playing for a while, encourage them to give a private concert for you. Students are usually happy to play for their families and show what they have learned!
(Otherwise known as practicing!)
Please check your child's homework paper on Strings days to review what they have been assigned for home practice. Students will write their homework on a sheet of notebook paper kept in their method books. Home practice is very important when learning an instrument. It is very difficult to learn to play an instrument without practicing at home!
Suggested Practice Times, 4 - 5 times a week:
4th - 15 minutes per day
5th - 20 minutes per day
6th 30 minutes per day
Some Fun Websites for Young Musicians:
New York Philharmonic Kids Website
San Francisco Symphony Kids Website
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra Kids Website