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Violin & Viola Intro

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This class is for those who have never played the viola or violin before. If you have played either instrument please contact the instructor prior to registering. 

We will begin with the basics of holding the violin and viola and move on to learning how to read music, and play simple tunes from the method book, and most importantly, have fun making music and new friends!

At the first class the proper way to practice will be covered, in order to effectively learn and retain material covered in class.  Participants must plan to practice on their own at home at least 15-20 minutes, 3-5 days a week. 

If you don’t already own an instrument, contact the instructor for information on obtaining one prior to purchasing or renting. Some instruments that are able to be purchased online will not be suitable for this class. You must have your instrument for the first day of class. 

Vermont Violins is a great resource for renting instruments. If you have rental questions, please don't hesitate to contact the instructor for generic rental questions, or Vermont Violins, Burlington, VT.

Instructor Email- learnviolavt@gmail.com 

     Be sure to register below for the instrument that you wil be using for the program.

Instructor: Sharon Waxman
Bio: Originally from New Jersey, she began playing piano at age 5. At age 11 she added viola lessons and was recognized by her teacher as a natural at the instrument. After 6 months of study, she was accepted in the South Jersey Regional Orchestra.  At age 13, the Interlochen Arts Festival in Interlochen, Michigan welcomed her as a performer, and later that same year, she earned a place in the prestigious Juilliard School’s Pre-College program in New York City.   She currently is a member of the Montpelier Chamber Orchestra.  Sharon plays an asymmetric- cornerless viola made by the Canadian luthier, John Newton. She has studied with: Elizabeth Reid, Melissa Hullman, Jerzy Kosmala, Eugene Becker, and Dorothy Sobieski.

Registration Info:
  • All Registrations are done online and there are two payment options.
  • At the end of Checkout you will have the option to pay online or offline.
  • 1. Online Payment Option is with a credit card (A convenience fee of $2 or 3.5 % is added, whichever is higher). Using this option your balance is paid in full and the person you are registering is enrolled in the programs that you have chosen. The Online Payment Option is available until the deadline (if there is one stated), or the day before the program begins, or in the case of a weekend program the Thursday before, as list are delivered on Friday.
  • 2. Offline Payment Option is paying with check or cash that can be mailed, using the drop box, or bringing in to the Rec. Office. Please include the receipt that is generated after you register. The Offline Payment Option, closes a week prior to the start of a program or deadline to register. This is done so that mailing in payment reaches us prior to the start of the program.
  • NOTE: the person you are registering is not enrolled until payment is received when using the Offline Payment Option.
  • When the Offline Payment Option is closed you can come into the Rec. Office to register and pay with cash or check.
  • No registrations are accepted after the second meeting of a program. Some programs do not allow registration after the first meeting of the program or after the deadline date.
  • Please create a household account prior to coming in if you don't have one already.
  • Program numbers are checked one week prior to start date to see if minimum number is met. If not a program can be cancelled due to low enrollment.
  • Don't Wait! Register Early! (A program can be cancelled due to low enrollment).

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