Schedule

Individual lessons

Individual lesson will usually take place in the home of your teacher, but sometimes other arrangements are possible (please note – your teacher may charge travel expenses).

Chamber groups

All groups exept “Cellistic” take place on Wednesday at The Mint Methodist Church, Fore Street, Exeter.

Mini Music Makers: 4.30 pm – 5.15 pm, for 4 – 6 year olds.

The Pizzicato Players: 4.30 pm – 5.15 pm, for new beginners (approx. ages 5 – 7)

Mozart Music Makers: 4.30 pm – 5.15 pm, for more advanced beginners (approx. ages 6 -8)

Scherzando: 4.30 pm  – 5.15 pm, for Prep Test – grade 1+ (approx. ages 7 – 10)

Spiccato Strings: 5.15 pm – 6.00 pm, for players of  grade 1 – 2+ (approx. ages 10 – 12)

Super Strings: 5.15 pm – 6.00 pm, for players of grades 3 – 5+ (approx. ages 12 – 14)

Fortissimo: 5.15 pm – 6.00 pm, for players of grades 6+ (approx. ages 14 – 17)

Cellistic: Times by arrangement. For cellists only grades 5 – 8 (approx ages 12 – 16)

 

Theory

Exeter Young Strings offers a theory group to pupils who are around the grade 2 standard on their instruments. This is a really good time to start studying theory and looking into how music works. To take the higher practical grades on an instrument, you need to have passed grade 5 theory. Pupils often leave studying theory until this point and then find it very difficult.

Studying theory from grades 1-5 makes it so much easier both in terms of playing and understanding the music on a whole different level. This enhances your ability to progress at a good speed and means that you don’t have to spend time fiddling around trying to work out something that an understanding of theory makes so much clearer. Being confident with musical notation and being able to sight read can make a great deal of difference to your enjoyment, so studying theory in the earlier grades is well worth considering.

The theory group is taken by Dominic and runs on Wednesdays from 4.30 – 5.15 pm.

 

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