The Practice Game:
Fill in the empty squares with your child's assignments, roll dice, and move a pawn around the game just as you would play a board game. Whatever your child lands on after rolling is what they need to practice.

Visit my YouTube Channel for helpful practice videos:
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Concert Dates 2015-2016

Ensemble Rotation Calendar

Lesson Schedules

Concert Recordings
These links should be used as references for the students to improve their understanding of the complete orchestra piece. Please note: professional-grade videos/recordings are not always available for reference.

French Folk Song (Grades 3 and 4)
Ode to Joy
Fiddles on Fire
Boogie Blues

Chamber Ensemble Music:

Beginning String Pictures
Violin and Viola Playing Posture:
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Cello and Bass Playing Posture:

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Violin and Viola Bow Hold:
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Cello and Bass Bow Hold:
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Mentor Program
More information regarding the mentor program will be sent home with all 5th/6th graders in the month of October.

Order Forms: Please download the appropriate form and submit it with payment to Mrs. Sheffer.
Note Reading Book:

Suzuki Book and CD:

Cello Rock Stop/Endpin Anchor:

Violin and Viola Shoulder Rests/Sponges:

Replacement Strings:

Free Online Metronome

Free Online Tuner

JR Judd
Please visit the website for JR Judd for any questions regarding rental policies or repairs.
JR Judd Violins

Menchey Music
For spare strings, rosin, shoulder rests, or other accessories, please visit our local music store at 1555 Manheim Pike.
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Strings Excell Day Camp
Looking for an exciting camp to help your child continue their musical growth over the summer? Check out the Strings Excell website for more information.
Strings Excell Day Camp

Please remember....

It is the responsibility of each student to arrive prepared for lessons with their instrument, music, and note reading book. Students without these items will NOT be permitted to borrow instruments/music from the school.