Beginner Violin News

Welcome to the 2021-22 Beginner Violin Students and Families! On the blog, you will find the music that we will be working on throughout the upcoming months. You will receive a folder with all the music, but if you lose a piece of music, you can print it off here to continue practicing it. I will also post updates on what we will be playing for our 3 concerts, and any other messages to the group.  Here is some additional information about the class: One parent/guardian is always welcome and very… read more about Welcome to the Beginner Violin Class of 2021/22! »

The Beginner Violin class will continue to review Twinkles and A major scale with the Twinkle rhythms, as well as learn Frere Jacques and Go Tell Aunt Rhody for our final concert on April 25th. See the parts attached, and see you Saturday! Erica Download(s): Frere Jacques.pdf Go Tell.pdf read more about Final Concert pieces »

See Twinkle rhythms and pieces attached. Download(s): Rhythm Guide(1).pdf Twinkle.pdf Twinkle Duet Tiri Tiri Ti Ti(2).pdf Twinkle theme Duet.pdf read more about Twinkle pieces for Spring Semester »

Dear Beginner Violin group class, We have come a long way from open string pizzicato! For the last concert, we will play two non-Suzuki pieces together: Watching the Clouds, and Chichipapa. Watching the Clouds has a tricky rhythm and a new concept: slurs. Chichipapa will help us work on moving our fingers more quickly. See you soon, Erica Download(s): Watching the Clouds.pdf Chichipapa.pdf read more about Final Concert Pieces »

Welcome to the 2018-2019 Beginner Violin Students and Families! On the blog, you will find the music for your folders that we will be working on throughout the upcoming months.  If you lose a piece of music, you can print it off here to continue practicing it.  I will also post updates on what we will be playing for our 3 concerts, and any other messages to the group.  Here is some additional information about the class: Parents are always welcome to stay as observers. Please arrive early enough… read more about Welcome to the 2018-19 Beginner Violin Group Class! »

Below is the music we will be working on during the 2018 fall season.  I will have copies for everyone on Saturday. I look forward to seeing you in class on Saturday, September 8th! Erica Download(s): gdg-dad-aea-aea-with-bow.original.pdf see-a-little-monkey-violin-and-piano.original.pdf set-up-song-1.original.pdf the-sunflower-song.original.pdf read more about Fall concert pieces »

Hi everyone, I look forward to our concert on March 3rd, and our new repertoire for our end-of-year concert on April 28th.  We will be playing Lightly Row as a group, and also exploring beyond Suzuki pieces as well with The Clown and This Old Man.  I will bring these pieces on Saturday, and you can print them off here if you happen to misplace your copy. Reminder: no class on March 31st for Spring Break. See you Saturday! Erica Download(s): This Old Man.pdf The Clown.pdf read more about Final Concert Pieces »

Dear Beginner Violin Class, I was sad to not see you all for our last class of the fall semester due to weather, but I'm looking forward to our first class back on Saturday, January 13th.  Over the break, please continue practicing GDG, See Saw,  See a Little Panda, and begin A Major Scale and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star with the Tiri Tiri rhythm, if you are not working on them already with your teacher. Have a wonderful holiday season! Erica Download(s): Copy of Twinkle(1).pdf Twinkle Duet Tiri Tiri Ti Ti(1).pdf… read more about Preparing for Spring Semester »

Saturday, November 11th is our 50th Anniversary Celebration concert!  The Beginner Violin group class will be playing: 1. Twinkle Warm Up (Tiri Tiri Ti Ti on the A string 8x, and circle off) 2. GDG, DAD, AEA pizzicato, AEA with the bow (down bow and up bow versions) 3. Orange Blossom Special The Concert Starts at 4pm, but please note students need to arrive at 2:30pm to rehearse Orange Blossom Special with all of the violin and cello choirs. We will also have our regular rehearsal in… read more about November 11th Concert Details »

Hi all, Attached is the Beginner Violin part for Orange Blossom Special- our 50th Anniversary piece that the entire school will be playing the weekend of the 50th celebration!  I will have copies of the piece in class.  Our part is a combination of a version of AEA with a martele bow stroke and tiri tiri ti ti (but with 1/8 notes and quarter notes instead of 1/16 and 1/8 notes). See you on Saturday~ Erica Download(s): OBS Beginner Violin.pdf read more about Orange Blossom Special »

Welcome to the 2017-2018 Beginner Violin Students and Families! On the blog, you will find the music for your folders that we will be working on throughout the upcoming months.  If you lose a piece of music, you can print it off here to continue practicing it.  I will also post updates on what we will be playing for our 3 concerts, and any other messages to the group.  Here is some additional information about the class: Parents are always welcome to stay as observers. Please arrive early enough to… read more about Welcome to the 2017-18 Violin Beginner Class! »

Below is the music we will be working on during the 2016 fall season.  I look forward to seeing you in class on Saturday! Erica Set Up Song GDG DAD AEA, AEA with bow GDG DAD ADA w/Bow, Accompaniment See Saw, violin and piano See a Little Monkey, violin and piano The Sunflower Song read more about Fall 2017 Pieces »

Congratulations to the Beginner Violin Group Class for a wonderful Spring concert last weekend!   Attached is Music for the final concert.  We will be doing the Song of the Wind (in the Suzuki Book), Brother John, and Fiddle I Fee.  I will have copies of the music on Saturday. See you soon! Download(s): Fiddle I Fee Brother John read more about Final Concert Music (April 29th) »

Hello Beginner Violin students, parents, and teachers!  Our next group class concert is March 4th @4pm in Nelson Music Room.  The Beginner Violin Class will be playing a Twinkle Marathon!  That means we will play Twinkle Twinkle Little Star with the following rhythms right in a row: Tiri Tiri Ti Ti (with little little big big bows) Grasshopper Grasshopper (Big little, big little bows) Chocolate Marshmallow, or Tripolet Tripolet (Big detache bows) Mississippi is a River (Little detache bows) Theme (Upper half legato)… read more about March 4th Concert Pieces »

Below is music we'll be working on during the Spring Semester.  Be sure to check back, as I will be adding music throughout the semester.  We will begin the semester reviewing some Fall Semester pieces like See Saw, See a Little Panda, A Major Scale, and Twinkles before going into new repertoire.  See you soon! Erica A Major Scale Variations Twinkle Theme Lightly Row Song of the Wind read more about Spring 2017 Music »

Welcome to the 2016-2017 Beginner Violin Music Blog! On the blog, you will find the music for your folders that we will be working on throughout the upcoming months.  If you lose a piece of music, you can print it off here to continue practicing it.  I will also post updates on what we will be playing for our 3 concerts, and any other messages to the group.  Here is some additional information about the class: Parents are always welcome to stay as observers. Please arrive early enough to get ready to… read more about Welcome to the 2016 Beginner Violin Students »

Below is the music we will be working on during the 2016 fall season.  I look forward to seeing you in class on Saturday! Erica Set Up Song GDG DAD AEA, AEA with bow GDG DAD ADA w/Bow, Accompaniment See Saw, violin and piano See a Little Monkey, violin and piano The Sunflower Song read more about Fall 2016 Music »