Do Re... ME!

A one-of-a-kind music program

The Do, Re….ME! Pre-instrumental program is a one of a kind program with a curriculum designed to introduce young children to the fundamentals of classical music in a fun and age appropriate way. A true intro to classical music - rhythm, musical terminology, tempo, dynamics, articulation, composers, instrument families of the orchestra – explored through original songs, well–loved nursery rhymes, coordination games, finger plays and live instrument demos. The class helps build confidence, develops fine and gross motor ability, and social skills. Through repetition, imitation, sharing, taking turns and lots of praise and encouragement, the aural, verbal, physical, social, listening and mental skills of the children will be enhanced. Parents and caregivers participate and enjoy this exciting class along with their child, sharing an enthusiasm for learning and experiencing the joys of making music together!

group cello classes

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The goal of these classes is to give our cello students, particularly those who take private lessons only, an opportunity to meet and make music with other young cellists without the weekly structure and commitment of a Suzuki, or Traditional, Music Program. Scale and technique work, note reading, basic music theory and history, and, of course, working through and performing pieces together will take place during the classes.

All classes are held out of Backlane Studios located at 9 Neepawa Ave. in Roncesvalles: https://backlanestudios.ca/. All classes are one-hour in length as follows:

·        Suzuki book 1: 10 – 11 am

·        Suzuki book 2/3: 11:15am – 12:15pm

 The timings for both the winter and the spring cello performance parties are:

·        rehearsal: 9:30 - 10:20, concert and party: 10:30 - noon

There are 7 classes in the school year, plus two cello performance parties, which are a culmination of each term’s work (solo and group performances). This makes a total of 9 sessions, divided into two terms as follows:

FALL TERM

  • Sept 22

  • Oct 20

  • Nov 17

  • Dec 8:  Winter performance party

WINTER/SPRING TERM

  • Feb 2

  • March 1

  • April 5

  • May 3

  • May 31: Spring performance party

FEES:

FULL YEAR: $260/student (save $10)

FALL TERM ONLY: $120/student or WINTER TERM ONLY: $150/student

 It is possible to register for each term separately; however we strongly encourage you to register your child for the full year. This makes for a truly cohesive learning and social experience for the students. If you choose to register for the full year, the fee is $260/student, which reflects a savings of $10.

In order to ensure that these cello classes can run smoothly, students are asked to commit to attending, registering and pre -paying for all selected classes before they begin. Payments must be made in full and will not be prorated for missed classes. Payment is preferred by Interac email transfer (to tova@doreme.ca) but can also be paid by cheque (made out to Tova Rosenberg). Receipts are issued upon payment received.

© Tova Rosenberg 2019