CHILDREN BEGINNERS LEVEL-: Fiddletime Joggers Beginners Book is used as it has a easy to learn fun approach using different musical styles and an accompaniment CD. It starts with 10 pieces for open string melodies then 10 pieces for 1st finger, 10 pieces for 2 finger and 14 pieces for 3rd and 4th finger. This can be completed in 6-12 months.
CHILDREN INTERMEDIATE LEVEL: I use three books for this level:
Bk 1. Fiddletime Runners Book is used as it has MANY MUSICAL STYLES including CLASSICAL VIOLIN. This is followed by Fiddletime Sprinters
Bk2. Fiddletime Scales Books 1 & 2 are introduced for scales and arpeggios.
Bk 3. Suzuki Violin Book 1 is started at this level and continued through to Bk 10.
A.B.R.S.M. Grade 1 through to Grade 8 books are used for those who request exams.
ADULTS: a combination of pop/american folk/Irish fiddle music and Suzuki Method -music reading is not a requirement unless requested. Adults can also request A.B.R.S.M. examinations if they are interested.
COURSE: CLASSICAL VIOLIN
Associate Board of Royal School of Music (A.B.R.S.M.) Examination and Certification
Trinity College of London Examination and Certification
AVERAGE TIME PERIOD NEEDED:
Beginner-first 6 months THEN
A.B.R.S.M. Grade 1 and SUZUKI Bk1 & Fiddletime Joggers – 1 year THEN
A.B.R.S.M. Grade 2 and SUZUKI Bk1 & Fiddletime Runners – 1 year THEN
A.B.R.S.M. Grade 3 and SUZUKI Bk2 & Fiddletime Sprinters – 1 year THEN
A.B.R.S.M. Grade 4 and SUZUKI Bk3 – 1 year THEN
A.B.R.S.M. Grade 5 and SUZUKI Bk4 – 1 year THEN
A.B.R.S.M. Grade 6 and SUZUKI Bk5 – 1 year THEN
A.B.R.S.M. Grade 7 and SUZUKI Bk6 – 1 year THEN
A.B.R.S.M. Grade 8 and SUZUKI Bk7 – 1 year THEN SUZUKI Bk8 etc.
***N.B. Where progress is accelerated it is possible to complete two Grades in one year. Examination is optional.
MUSIC READING: this begins even with 4 yr old children.
REPERTOIRE: Classical, Pop, Latin, Folk including American and Irish Fiddle, etc.