Strings Training Programme

Violin backing tracks

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Cello backing tracks

The ethos behind our String Training Programme for Year 2 is ‘little and often’. Twice weekly learning and remembering of skills.

Every group has the name of a composer. At the start, children will learn how to hold and use the violins or cellos. Later on, they will pluck the strings and use the bow, as well as learning to read music. This reading of music is also being learnt gradually in the class lessons with Miss Iles.

On Fridays, the instruments should go home. Practice 2 or 3 times for 10 minutes over each weekend. Bring back in on Tuesday morning to the music room.

Practice – you sitting with your child, helping them to get out the instrument and hold it. Get then to play a few notes and please praise them at every stage – take an interest yourself! They cannot be left alone initially to work on this – that will come after Christmas!

In the Spring Term, musicians are performing at our Strings and Singing Concert on Saturday 23rd March 2019 . Please book the date now.

If you have any questions, please email me. music@simonballe.herts.sch.uk

We will regularly publish pictures and recordings of work so you can again celebrate and praise. Without your help and support, this will not work!

Enjoy the music!

Mark Taylor, Director of Music

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