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Beginning Strings

Join us for a survey of the Strings instrument family! Learn the basics of the Strings instrument family, music fundamentals, and begin preparation for private instruction in this first entry class.

This is a small group class focused on preparing students for private instruction, Elementary group classes, and/or ensembles. Each class is limited to 5 students and is designed to train the child’s ear to recognize melodic sounds and rhythm. Students then translate this recognition to their chosen instrument. The students will begin to visually identify notes and play simple melodies.

Materials: Students must have at least one instrument already at home or be able to rent through CMCB or a third party (Johnson String). Contact us if you need assistance with instruments. Please note: Survey instruments (violins and cellos) will be chosen based on inventory and enrollment.

Beginning Strings I: Saturday 9:30 AM — In-Person;
Beginning Strings II: Saturday 10:15 AM — In-Person
Ages: 4-7
Instructor: Kavita Shankar

For any eligibility questions, please contact our Early Childhood Faculty Instruction Lead, Akela Franklin, at franklin@cmcb.org. For questions about your child’s unique musical pathway at CMCB, please email us at registration@cmcb.org.