FIDDLESTICKS STUDIO

SUMMER 2019
July 2-August 31
Summer scheduling is based on requests and is designed to meet the goals and interests of each student.

Please be sure to read the Fiddlesticks policies and guidelines before requesting placement.
The $50 registration fee does not apply to new students registering for summer classes or intensives.

Fiddlesticks operates on the premise of inclusion and holds firmly to a child-first approach to all lessons and classes and scheduling.
Adapted placements are available for children that may require more flexibility or continuity to achieve their goals. 


THE FANTASTIC BEAST WORKSHOP
Imagine, draw, design and sew a fantastic beast!
August 5-9
9-noon
Age 5-7
$385 plus stuffing

Private and small group options available upon request for ages 4-10


BEGINNER CELLO WORKSHOPS
Foundations for great musicianship!
A fun yet challenging balance of hands on technical development and Kodály musicianship.

July 9-13
9:30-noon
Age 4 & 5
$265
*instruments provided for studio use. No practice required.

August 12-16
9:30-noon
Age 5-7
$265
* instrument rental required

PRIVATE CELLO LESSONS AND INTENSIVES 

CELLO LESSONS 
Verity’s teaching combines her own experiences as a classical cellist with her personal interest in folk music. Her work with children is inspired by the work of ethnomusicologist and master teacher, Zoltán Kodály. Verity understands that each child perceives, experiences and learns in their own way and in their own time. Lessons are designed according to the needs and learning style of the child and match individual commitment to home practice and family expectations. RCM exam preparation available upon request.

Verity strives to give her students the following: 
1. A strong emotional connection to music and the cello 
2. True musical literacy 
3. The tools to play by ear 
4. Ensemble skills and the confidence to play in a group 
5. Effective and efficient practice habits 
6. Effective and efficient approaches to achieving goals 
7. A stress-free approach to performance

No child is too young to begin cello lessons at Fiddlesticks.

Classical 
For age 2 – RCM Grade 5. 
  
$25 each 1/4 hour private lesson

$35 each 1/2 hour private lesson   
$53 each 3/4 hour private lesson

Cello ensembles and duets for private students only. 
Semi private and introductory groups can be scheduled upon request or will be suggested if in best interest of child.


MUSICIANSHIP AND MIXED STRINGS 
A child’s choice medley of musicianship, theory and practical development on strings for the music lover that wants it all for now.

$35 each 1/2 hour private lesson   
$53 each 3/4 hour private lesson

  
PREPARATORY FIDDLE AND/OR CELLO  
A child-inspired approach to beginning cello or fiddle for early childhood students. 
creative and fun. Lessons are designed to get children playing and keep them playing. 
Some art, play or stories here and there.

No home practice required. 
Instruments provided for lesson time

$25 each 1/4 hour private lesson  


ADULT CELLO LESSONS
A flexible adapted approach to develop technique and achieve mastery of essential solo and ensemble skills at the beginner to intermediate level.
Studio instruments available.

$53 each 3/4 hour private lesson
$70 each hour private lesson

Occasional ensembles scheduled at no additional cost.