The ESU String Academy meets once a week to work on instrument technique and ensemble playing for string players of all ages.
Stringfully Spring 2023: February 16th - May 5th.
What class is best for me? Choose according to your playing ability.
Dolce I & II
“Pre-Twinkle” beginner level: I am learning Twinkle and have little or no experience on my instrument.
I am learning the foundations of the instrument.
I can play Twinkle and other early songs in the Suzuki book 1.
I am near completion of Essential Elements book 1, or starting book 2.
I can play 1 or 2 scales, and sight read music with simple rhythms.
I know most note names in first position.
I am finishing Suzuki book 1 or starting book 2 and beyond.
I am comfortable with different bow strokes, slurs and string crossings.
Violin/viola: I can sight read music with 2 or 3 sharps or flats and shift to 3rd position.
Cello/bass: I can shift to 2nd or 4th position; I can sight read music with 2 or 3 sharps or flats.