Violin and Cello Classes

Violin and Cello are part of our YOSL partnership with Abundant Waters.
YOSL- Youth Orchestra of St. Luke’s
We have three sections of each class, a beginner, intermediate, and advanced. Our teaching artists come from the Orchestra of St. Luke’s to work with our students during their classes. Students perform throughout the year with students from other schools that are also participating in the YOSL program.
Violin and Cello Classes meet on Mondays and Wednesdays as follows:
Etude Strings- 2:45-3:45
Prelude Strings- 3:45-4:45
Minuet/Sonata Strings- 4:45-5:45
Don’t forget to bring your folder and instrument for EVERY single class!!

How to attach your violin sponge

Young Musicians Videos to watch:

Youth Orchestra video to watch:

Songs from class to practice:

Rest Position Song
(sung to the tune of Twinkle Twinkle)
Rest position feet in line
Scroll in front that’s mighty fine
Check your bridge so it should be
Peeking out at you and me
Now it’s time to take a bow
1 and 2 and 3 is how

Rocket Poem
(for the right hand bow)
Up like the rocket down like the rain
Back and forth like a choo-choo train
Around my face like a great big sun
Stop at your nose curved pinky bent thumb

Hip Hop
(for cupcake fingers)
Hip hip hip hippity
Hap hap hap happity
Hop hop hop hoppity
Hippity happity hoppity
Hippity happity hoppity

This Is My Violin
(sung to the tune of Lightly Row)
This is my violin
This is where I put my chin
E A D G are the 4 strings
And the F holes let them ring

Here’s the front and here’s the back
If I drop it, it might crack
So I hold it close to me
Rest position, now watch me

I’m a Little Monkey
I’m a little monkey             (Open)
Climbing up the ladder       (1)
Climbing way up high to     (2)
Pick my pink banana          (3)

I’m a little monkey             (3)
Climbing down the ladder   (2)
Climbing way down low to  (1)
Eat my pink banana           (Open)

The Ant Plucking Song
(3 plucks on E string)
Each, each, each, each and every
(3 plucks on A string)
Ant, ant, ant, digging in the
(3 plucks on D string)
Dirt, dirt, dirt, all the way to
(3 plucks on G string)
Greece, Greece, Greece

PAST Performances:

June 4th, 2014 Arts Benefit Violin Performance video.

Check out these pictures from our performance at the DiMenna Center in May 2014.

DiMenna Center Performance Video, May 2014.

Watch this video of some of our violin class from January.

Watch a video of last year’s  June 2013 Recital.