Violin Friends


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Age: 5-6 Years Old (Kindergarten and 1st Grade)
Type: Instrument Friends
Term: Fall | Spring
Term Length: 15 Weeks
Schedule: Saturdays, 9:30am, 10:15am
Duration: 45 Minutes
Class Size: 4
Price: $527 (Plus Instrument Rental or Purchase)
Instructor: Johnna Wu

Interested in another instrument? We also offer Piano Friends and Guitar Friends.

Students begin their journey with the violin in a cheerful group setting which Integrates elements of improvisation and composition as well as essential musicianship skills such as sight reading, ear training and singing. For the first semester, caregivers attend each week and are provided with resources and tools to help their child at home. On the first day of class students are sized for the proper violin and after the first class, students are required to purchase or rent an instrument. BKCM provides a violin for students to use in class so that they can begin their journey right away.

This class runs for two 15-week semesters, each concluding with a performance recital. In the first semester, students learn how to hold the violin, pluck individual strings and how to use the bow with the right hand. Students learn to read basic rhythmic notation, notes on the staff, identify strings and bowing directions. In the second semester, students are introduced to the left hand and learn how to change pitch on one string. In addition to beginner repertoire and traditional songs, students begin to combine individual parts and perform together as an ensemble. Interactive musical games, improvisation and composition encourage students to be engaged and to have fun. At the end of these two semesters, students will be prepared for private lessons.

Interested in this class? Click HERE to fill out an interest form.
Instrument Friends

An engaging introduction to private instruction, our group instrumental classes friends classes feature a low student-to-teacher ratio so that students get an enriching balance of individual attention and peer support. These classes are stepping stones toward formal private lessons in a lively group format. Students learn essential musical elements such as basic reading notes, notation and instrumental technique.  Caregivers receive materials to keep the learning going at home. Creative activities such as improvisation, composition and interactive musical games keep the students engaged and excited about each class. 

These classes are designed as a year-long offering, divided into two 15-week semesters. At the end of each semester, students perform in a group recital, building confidence and performance skills in a supportive environment.

Registration Info

Do you want to register for a class? Please call 718-622-3300 to speak to one of our registrars, who will guide you through the registration process and answer any questions you might have.

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