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    Col Amici - Region Sectionals Begin Monday, September 16th

    Time/Place               Monday         Tuesday       Wednesday      Thursday     Friday

    Room 1 8:00-8:45    Phil. Violin     Phil Viola      Phil. Cello        Phil. Bass    Appointment

    Room 2 8:00-8:45                        Sym Cello     Sym Viola       

    Room 1 4:20-5:00    Phil. Violin     Phil Viola      Phil. Cello       Phil. Bass    Appointment

    Room 2 4:20-5:00    Sym. Violin

     

     

    Col Practica

    Mentor Schedule - Eisenhower - Orchestra Room, * stage  - Fall Semester

    Time/Place    Monday        Tuesday     Wednesday    Thursday     Friday

    7:00 AM       8th Cello       6th Violin    6th Viola       8th Violin    6th Cello

    7:00 AM - *  7th Violin      7th Cello     7th Viola       8th Viola     All Bass

    WC Dir.        Norton        Norton        Thibodeaux    Thibodeaux    Thibodeaux

     

      Parent E-mail August 21st, 2019

     


     
     
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    PRIVATE LESSONS

         Private music lessons are used to help a student in many ways.  A student may want to become more competitive or may simply want to advance.  We have teachers that teach lessons during the orchestra period and some that teach in the evenings at their home.  I will tutor as many students as we can but taking a weekly private lesson will advance the music student much faster.  We strongly encourage everyone to enroll in a private music studio. In the coming days students will receive contact information for local teachers.
     
     
     
     
    Is it time to upgrade my students' instrument? YES

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       The above instrument is an example of a student model instrument.  This instrument is designed for elementary and early middle school students.  Because it is machine made it is very durable and heavy.  This model is perfect for the 5th grade strings environment while the students are learning.
       Because of its weight and durability they often do not have the characteristic tone quality of a string instrument.  The bridges are too high making it difficult to play in the upper positions of the finger board. 
        While ideal for a beginning student this model limits the ability and progress of a high school student.






    PLEASE DO NOT PURCHASE FROM ONLINE OR LARGE DEPARTMENT TYPE STORES.  VIOLIN SHOPS WILL RETAIN THE QUALITY OF THEIR INSTRUMENTS.

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       The above instrument is an example of a hand made step up instrument.  This instrument is meant for students outside of the beginning classroom learning more advanced skills.  Because it is hand made it is light weight and delicate.  These instruments cannot be mishandled.
       A properly adjusted step up violin will make shifting, vibrato and advanced techniques more easily assessed by your students.
       These instruments are made with a better finish and higher quality of wood. With higher quality production these instruments will outperform lesser quality instruments in concerts and competitions.