SMARTS String Program Cello, Grades 4-12


SMARTS String Program Cello, Grades 4-12 (Silvia Games Dubos)

This is the first cello class offered in the SMARTS String Program for students who are either just starting cello or students who are still in Suzuki book 1. Students will build a foundation that includes identifying the parts of the cello, proper cello posture, form for holding the bow, and basic bowing and finger-plucking techniques on open strings. Students will learn how to listen and play with a group in unison during the ensemble portion of the class. Learning cello takes patience, concentration, and attention to detail, but it is a lovely and rewarding instrument to play. Students will play exercises and warm ups that will prepare them to play through Suzuki book 1 by the end of this class. Students will be required to journal their practice time on a practice card. Practice requirements for this course: Minimum of 4 days a week, 20 minutes each day.


Class will be structured within a 2-hour time frame that will consist of one 1-hour group lesson, and one 45-minute ensemble class. Students will be expected to attend both portions of this class weekly.


Wednesdays @ 5:00 – 7:00pm

Spring Semester: 12 weeks

Jan 10, 17, 24, 31

Feb 7, 14, 21, 28

March NO 6, 13, 20, 27

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