The program is designed with the understanding that parents will be involved, as they are at home, with lessons, practice, and the general supervision of their children.
Parent and child must attend all classes together.
Cellists should bring a rock stop and small chair (if needed).
Guitarists should bring any personalized equipment they may need.
Twinklers are students currently studying their instrument in private lessons but not yet playing all Twinkle variations up to tempo and without stops.
Twinklers have three classes per day - a semi-private lesson called a Master Class, a Suzuki group class and an enrichment class such as musicianship or Dalcroze. Twinkler schedules run from 10am-3pm with a break for lunch at 12pm and an optional hour at 1pm when the Twinkler may attend a recital, participate in a play-in or take a break. There are optional evening activities.
Every program is developed especially with your child's age and playing abilities in mind. Students will be placed accordingly with other students studying similar repertoire and enjoy enrichment activities that will bolster their confidence and musical finesse. Remember that students gain confidence and ease from repeating things they already know - so even if the class seems on the easy side, it is really beneficial for the twinkler to experience the feeling of mastery, confidence and ease that comes from doing something really well.
Parents gain inspiration observing their children receive instruction from expert teachers and develop community spending time with fellow parents. Daily parent lectures are offered at no extra cost and are sure to nurture and refresh.
Each Twinkler will have 3 hours of classes per day, which may include the following:
- 1 hour master class (short, semi-private lesson, 4 students per class)
- 1 hour group class (large group class)
- 1 hour music theory or music movement class
- 1 hour attendance at Solo Honors Recitals (If you are interested in performing at a recital you can check back soon for directions for submitting your recording.)
- Daily Practice
- Optional: 1 hour attendance at evening concerts
- Performance in Finale Concert on Friday