OPPORTUNITY: Susanna Royal attends one of the popular JuMP classes and has been enjoying learning more about the cello.
Nanjing Night Net

Are there children in the Shoalhaven wanting to add another string to theirbow?

The Shoalhaven Youth Orchestra (SYO) has being busy over the last three yearsdeveloping not only the orchestra and junior string group, Shoalhaven Junior Strings, but other classes for children as well.

In 2013 planning began on a music education program for children from 2 to 7 yearscalled Tuning In.

The program was taken up with great enthusiasm by local familiesand has been expanded further in 2016 to include a class called JuMP, the JuniorMusicians Program.

JuMP is a one-year program of classes for primary schoolchildren from Year 2 to experience a range of ten different musical instruments todetermine which instrument they are most suited to taking up.

These classes havebeen taken up with great enthusiasm and will continue to be offered in 2017.

SYO is now keen to offer group string classes for children who would like to learn theviolin or cello.

In Term 4 they will be running a pilot class for children from Year 3 to5 with no previous musical training.

The pilot will consist ofnine group lessonswith six places available in the class.

The cost of the classes will include instrumenthire and music.

Two experienced and accomplished music teachers will teach in theprogram: Jo Landstra, a primary music teacher who is also a fine violinist and violistand Jenny Cork, a music teacher with extensive experience in running beginner stringprograms.

So if you have a child who has been pestering you to learn the violin or cello, but theidea of purchasing an instrument and committing to long-term music lessons with theprospect of your child discovering it isn’t for them, this might be the solution.

Thisclass will provide a great tasterof string playing in a relaxed and engaging setting,at a very reasonable cost.

If you are interested in knowing more about these classesplease contact SYO by email [email protected]南京夜网 [email protected]南京夜网.

The SYO was established in 2000 as an orchestra of youngstring and woodwind players.

Shoalhaven Youth Orchestra rehearses on Tuesdays during school terms at Nowra School of Arts from 4.45-6.30 pm.

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