Violin Friends

Project Info

Project Description

Age: 5-6 Years Old (Kindergarten and 1st Grade)
Type: Instrument Friends
Term: Fall | Spring
Term Length: 15 Weeks
Schedule: Saturdays at 9:30am, 10:15am
Duration: 45 Minutes
Class Size: 4
Price: $580 (plus instrument rental or purchase)
Instructor: Johnna Wu

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

Students’ journey with the violin begins in a cheerful group setting which integrates elements of improvisation, composition and essential musicianship skills such as reading notes, ear training and singing. Interactive musical games, improvisation and composition encourage students to be engaged and to have fun. For the beginning of the first semester, caregivers attend each week and are provided with resources and tools to help their child practice at home.

Fall Semester (15 weeks)

  • Students learn how to hold the violin, pluck individual strings and how to use the bow with the right hand. Students learn to identify strings, read basic rhythmic notation, notes on the staff and bowing directions.

Spring Semester (15 weeks)

  • Students learn how to change pitch on one string with the left hand and how to perform together as an ensemble.

On the first day of class students are sized for the violin, assuring a proper fit before purchasing or renting the instrument. To get the most out of their musical journey on the violin, students are required to rent or purchase an instrument for this class.

Interested in this class? Click HERE to fill out an interest form.
Financial aid is available for qualifying students. To apply please contact and fill out the financial aid application.
Instrument Friends

An engaging introduction to private instruction, our group instrumental friends classes feature a low student-to-teacher ratio (4 students per teacher) so that students experience an enriching balance of individual attention and peer support. Students learn essential musical elements such as reading notes, technique and ear training. Caregivers receive materials and play-along tracks to help continue the learning 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 yearlong 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.

For complete information on our registration process and policies please click here