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Rising Stars String Ensemble

For violin and viola

This is a great beginning ensemble for violinists and violists, ages 6-11. Students should be playing for at least one year prior to joining the ensemble and be comfortable playing in first position on all strings (Suzuki book 1 or equivalent). In this ensemble, you will play in a group and learn to feel the beat together. We'll work on ear training to listen to the tuning and understand how your part fits with the harmony of the piece. This will help you work on your own sound production, as well as how to lead and follow within a group.

This ensemble is a wonderful first step towards building skills for playing in a chamber music. There is no audition required to enroll.

Next session begins:  October 2, 2021

Ensemble Coach:  Olga Patramanska-Bell

Tuition per semester (14 one-hour sessions):
$417.20 for each participant in a trio or larger group
10% discount for WCMS private lesson students

Days and Times:  Saturdays, 2:00–3:00 PM

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