We have new TWINKLE and STAR classes starting for children ages 3-5. These 8-week class series are all about having fun with the violin while learning proper form & skills. Singing, rhythm games, and simple songs build skills and confidence!
The Mozart Class is beginning violin for grades 3-5. No experience necessary! Students start this 12-week series on real violins, (as opposed to practice violins, like the Twinkle Class) and learn note reading from the very start! We play fun songs while learning basic skills necessary for beautiful playing.
Back to Basics with Fiddle Tunes is a multi-level "Re-introduction Class" to violin for students that have been missing their violin throughout the pandemic and are ready to come back, or any student who would like a refresher on the basics in a fun group environment. This class will focus on posture & positions, tone production, beginning note reading, all through the use of fiddle tunes!
String Ensemble A multi-level class that focuses on technique, tone production, note reading & theory, ensemble pieces, and lots of fun fiddle tunes.
Adult String Groups Are you a string enthusiast who would like to play with others? If we can get enough people interested we would love to start a beginning - intermediate level group to play together on Thursday evenings. Please reach out and let us know if you are interested!
We rely on donations from individuals and community-minded organizations to keep our programs alive. Please consider supporting the Sacramento Institute for Music & the Arts, and help us plant the seed of classical music in our community. We are truly grateful for your support!