Lesson Requirements/Contact Info
Objectives for Violin/Viola Students To develop technical proficiency and artistry on the highest level attainable each semester. This includes the development fundamentals through scales, exercises and etudes, as well as a progressive study of violin/viola literature to build a repertoire of sonatas, concertos, show pieces, etc.
What I Expect from You
Practicing: Listed below are the requirements for each major. Practice must include scales, Kourguoff, Schradieck, and any assigned etudes and pieces. Lack of sufficient preparation can result in early dismissal from a lesson and will be reflected in the lesson grade.
Practice RequirementsPractice Average: Each student will keep a practice notebook recording the amount of time practiced each day. You will enter the total number of hours practiced during the week on a record sheet in your lesson. Your lesson grade will be calculated based on your average weekly practice time each week. (Total lesson time/ 13 weeks) The grading scale is as follows:
|Performance||Music Education||Music Therapy||Non-Majors|
|A = 21+ hours||A = 15+||A = 10+||A = 7+|
|B = 17-20||B = 12-14||B = 8-9||B = 6|
|C = 12-16||C = 9-11||C = 6-7||C = 5|
|D = 8-11||D = 6-8||D = 4-5||D = 4|
|F = 0-7||F = 0-5||F = 0-3||F = 0-3|
String Area Jury RequirementsAll Level Lessons:
- All three octave Major and Minor Scales (Freshmen will play major scales in the first semester and minor scales in the second semester)
- A movement from a concerto or major work for solo instrument and orchestra
- A movement of a Bach Suite or Sonata, or a comparable contrasting piece
- Etudes at the discretion of individual studio teacher.
All scales plus one other selection must be memorized. Failure to meet the memorization requirement will result in a letter grade deduction on the jury.
- Major and Minor Scales and Arpeggios from memory.
- A movement of a concerto, memorized.
- A movement of Bach.
- One contrasting piece of the student’s choice.