Beginning Orchestra Course Information
Beginning Orchestra is designed to teach students the foundation skills for playing violin, viola, cello, or bass. Students will learn how to hold and use the bow as well as the instrument. They will also learn to read music and rhythm. Students will participate in four concerts through out the year. NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. NEVER TOUCHED AN INSTRUMENT? NO PROBLEMPRIVATE LESSONSPrivate teachers that have gone through a district background check can teach lessons at Benold during the week. Many private teachers are available during the evenings. They are not required.PRACTICEEach week there will be a short piece assigned that concentrates on that week's objectives. Rather than monitoring your practice hours on Fridays this piece will be performed by the student and graded.CHARMSPlease use the link to CHARMS. Fill in as much information as you can. Fees can be paid, tracked and managed, text and email updates can be sent, a group calendar is available, and any forms that didn't make it home will also be uploaded.
Required Fees6th Grade Orchestra Activity Fee: $40.00this will cover books and other classroom materials, the school gets a discount!Optional Orchestra FeesSchool Instrument Rental (limited availability): $100/yearThere will be optional trips during the year that may require a fee. Flyers and emails will go out as soon as information is available.