About 3rd Grade Instrumental Class
The 3rd grade instrumental program is an exploratory program for all Scarsdale 3rd grade students. The opportunity presented allows students to understand an experience the joy of playing a musical instrument. This program is a precursor to the band and orchestra programs beginning in 4th grade.
Students are exposed to 4 instruments (violin, cello, clarinet, and baritone horn) for approximately 7 weeks each.
Students will be using school-owned instruments and will not need to rent their own until 4th grade.
Classes are split evenly into string and wind groups. At Quaker Ridge, Ms. Elkhatib teaches violin and cello while Mr. Weber teaches clarinet and baritone. At Heathcote, Dr. Schultz teaches violin and cello while Mr. Weber teaches clarinet and baritone.
Focus is on basic technique, sound, music reading as well as solo and group playing.
Classes are 40 minutes once every 6-day cycle. The entire class comes out at the same time and goes to his/her designated instrumental teacher. This is a wonderful opportunity for your third grader and we hope you enjoy the experience along with them.
In 4th grade, the band and orchestra program is elective and students can choose from a myriad of instruments to study to create a balanced orchestra and band. Please see "ABOUT OUR 4th & 5th BAND/ORCHESTRA" in the menu for detailed information.
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