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MOBILE SYMPHONY SUMMER STRINGS (JULY)

July 9 @ 10:00 am July 13 @ 6:00 pm

The Mobile Symphony Suzuki Institute is rooted in the teaching philosophy of Japanese violinist Shinichi Suzuki. Dr. Suzuki’s approach is based on the belief that “musical ability is not an inborn talent but an ability which can be developed.” He applied the basic principles of language acquisition to music learning, calling his method the mother-tongue approach. As with learning to talk, parents are involved in their child’s musical learning. Daily music listening and constant repetition are essential in learning to play an instrument. Children ages 4-7 are accepted for violin, viola, or cello.

Music Theory is Fun!
Learning is fun, and learning music theory is the best! The Mobile Symphony presents music theory in a step-by-step, straightforward way for anyone who wants to have fun learning music fundamentals. This class covers treble clef notation, time values, time signatures, sharps, flats, naturals, note spelling, and more. Understanding the basics of theory will be useful for life and for multiple instruments.

Some students pick up music by ear, but for the rest, knowing the notes on the staff and their locations on the instrument is foundational.

LEVEL I (Grades 4-6): Note reading fundamentals, basic musical symbols and concepts, melodic and rhythmic ear training.
LEVEL II (Grades 7-12): More advanced musical concepts and ear training. Circle of fifths, intervals, key and time signatures, etc.
Materials will be provided.

BEGINNING STRINGS
Learn how to play a string instrument over the summer and develop new skills under the expert guidance of a professional string teacher. Make new friends, discover the secrets of your instrument, learn new music, and just have fun playing in an orchestra! For elementary or middle school students wanting to learn violin, viola, cello, or string bass. No experience necessary.

SUMMER STRINGS
Keep playing your instrument during the summer and learn new skills under the expert guidance of a professional string teacher. Make new friends, discover the secrets of your instrument, learn new music, and just have fun playing in an orchestra!

CHAMBER ENSEMBLES
For grades 6-12, violin, viola, cello, bass. 4+ years experience. Instrument not included. Music will be provided. In Fairhope, this program collaborates with the Eastern Shore Chamber Music Festival. For intermediate and advanced string players. Keep playing your instrument during the summer, polish your skills, and learn new ones under the expert guidance of a professional string teacher. Make new friends, discover the secrets of playing chamber music, learn original repertoire, and just have fun playing in a smaller string ensemble! Trios, quartets, quintets, etc. Music will be provided in advance.

For more information and to register, please contact Daniela Pardo at 251-432-2010 or daniela@mobilesymphony.org.

257 Dauphin St.
Mobile, AL 36602 United States
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