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Intermediate Violin Camp: Suzuki Book 2 | Small Group Class Taught by a Professional Violinist

Improve your playing with a conservatory-trained professional violinist! In this fun, fast-paced 6-week camp, we will study and review songs at the Suzuki Book 2 level while focusing on tone production, musicality, and technique. This class is for advanced beginners or intermediate level players.
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Class

40 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 3 weeks

9-14

year olds

3-7

learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Description

Class Experience

Students will gain valuable analytical, musical, and life skills in this 6-week camp. They will improve their violin playing through group instruction and will also get to practice interacting with other musicians. They will develop and practice their critical thinking as well as their critical listening skills. 
I am a professional violinist in the Sarasota Orchestra and hold both a Bachelors and Masters degree in Violin Performance from two of the top music conservatories in the country. I have toured extensively with stars such as Josh Groban, Michael Buble, and Andrea Bocelli. I've been teaching the violin both online and in person for over a decade and have experience teaching students of all ages and experience levels from 5 years old to adult. In addition to my year-round private studio, I spend my summers serving as artist faculty at several prestigious music camps including the Dali Quartet International Music Festival in Philadelphia and the Porterville Strings Summer Workshop in California.

My current and past students have won auditions for prestigious arts high schools as well as their All State youth orchestras and have even won positions in regional orchestras. I believe that every student has the potential to learn the violin with the right instruction. Every child learns in their own unique way, so I tailor my teaching style to meet the needs of my students. My goal is to create a friendly and encouraging environment so your child can learn and grow confidently as a musician. 
To see the most amount of progress, students are highly encouraged to practice during the week between each class. Practicing for even 15 minutes a day is much more effective than practicing just a couple of times a week for a longer period of time and ensures the most retention of the material taught during class. 

Each student will have the opportunity to perform a song for the class at the Final Recital. Students should take some time outside of class to practice their song and be ready to perform. 
--Students should have an appropriately sized violin and bow in playable condition.  
-A shoulder rest or sponge is highly recommended (please make sure you get the correct size for your violin)
-Rosin and a microfiber cleaning cloth 
-It is recommended that students have their own copy of Suzuki Books 1 and 2. However, all of the pieces we will be studying are public domain, so I can provide PDFs if needed.
-Students should come to camp each week prepared with a pencil, their instrument and music, and their cameras on for the duration of the camp. 
-A chromatic tuner will be very helpful to tune their instruments. Any free chromatic tuner on the app store will do. I recommend the one called Tuner Lite on the Apple app store. 
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
40 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
It would be very helpful if parents could tune their violin in between classes. This is something that I would normally do for them at this level, so I must rely on parental assistance with this as we will not have the time to go over it in this course. I have created a short video tutorial to help you with this process. https://youtu.be/ucAT5NnIr2s

Since we will be playing the violin in this class, it is important that I am able to see and hear the student. The student should have their video on throughout each class and be situated in a quiet room where they can both listen and be heard. Due to the nature of the online platform, we cannot all play at the same time. I will utilize the mute function during class as needed to take turns playing. 
It is recommended that students have their own copy of Suzuki Books 1 and 2. However, all of the pieces we will be studying are public domain, so I can provide PDFs if needed.

A tuner and metronome app are highly recommended. There are many free options in the app store, but the specific ones I use are:
Tuner Lite - Chromatic Tuner
Pro Metronome (free version is fine)

Teacher

Katherine Baloff (Artist Diploma, MM, BM)
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
International Concert Violinist | Friendly and Engaging Teacher
130 total reviews
94 completed classes

About Me

*TIME OFF NOTICE*
My family and I are moving back to Florida this month (August 2021) and I will be taking several weeks off from teaching group classes to unpack and get settled in. Please check back for fall classes starting in September! In the... 
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