Welcome to First Grade Violin!
I am looking forward to seeing your students again soon! During this course, we will cover a wide variety of techniques, skills, and activities that will support your child's physical and cognitive development.
During our second lesson, we will review the rest position song. Find the lyrics to our rest position song below, or sing along with the YouTube video below:
Rest Position Song (sung to Twinkle):
Rest position feet in line
Scroll out front that's mighty fine
Check your bridge 'cause it should be
Peeking out at you and me
Now it's time to take a bow
"Ichi" "Nee" and "San" is how
When we begin to use the bow, we will practice the following bow games: Witch's Brew, Windshield Wiper, Elevator, and Musical Cups. Students will have the opportunity to improvise, and create their own open string songs. Our classroom songs include Rainbow Song and Reverse Rainbow Song.
Students will be able to bring a violin home for the length of one six-day cycle when they are in second grade. This gives them the chance to share what they have learned with their families, and also gain a better sense of the responsibility and dedication it takes to play an instrument.