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The University of Windsor Lab School offers music instruction for students who wish to study the violin, viola, cello, string bass (ages 4-17) or flute (ages 12-17) through a curriculum that includes group class instruction, theory and master classes, chamber music, and performance opportunities at the University of Windsor’s School of Creative Arts.
Students will be grouped based on age and skill level, and will participate in 10 group lessons per semester. They will engage with leading pedagogues associated with the University of Windsor. The classes are 60 minutes in length and are structured to develop technical/musical skills, ensemble and ear training, concert etiquette, and participation in master class performance experiences, all of which encourage social interactions with their peers. As part of the curriculum, students will have the opportunity to perform in one recital each semester in the University of Windsor School of Creative Arts Recital Hall.
In the early stages of music study, students establish the technical/musical foundation on which all future artistry develops. In addition, students become engaged in their learning, set personal goals, acquire an increased sense of self-efficacy, and develop lasting friendships with peers who share similar interests. In essence, a priority of the University of Windsor Lab School is to nurture the overall well-being of every student.
Strings Instruction is based on the pedagogical philosophies of Mimi Zweig, Dr. Shinichi Suzuki, Paul Rolland, and Ivan Galamian, and will include diverse repertoire and styles. Ages 4 to 17 are welcome.
New strings students with no previous experience are expected to be enrolled in private music lessons. If participants do not currently have a private instructor, they are free to find an instructor on their own or contact email@example.com and we will provide you with the contact information for an instructor.
Flute will include group class instruction and will be grouped into ages 12-14 and 15-17. Beginners and Intermediate levels are welcome.
Fall 2023 Semester:
- January 27, 2024: Dress Rehearsal
- February 3, 2024: Concert
Winter 2024 Semester:
- June 1, 2024: Dress Rehearsal
- June 8, 2024: Concert
Students will be expected to bring their own instrument to each class.
Register in Strings Stradivarius (Beginner) MUSI 7101-003/007 if any of the criteria apply:
- No previous experience *
- Currently learning Suzuki Book 2 or below
- Currently learning Royal Conservatory Level 2 or below
Register in Strings Guarneri (Intermediate) MUSI 7101-004/008 if any of the criteria apply:
- Currently learning Suzuki Book 3 or above
- Currently learning Royal Conservatory Level 3 or above
Register in Flute (Beginner) MUSI 7101-005 if any of the criteria apply:
- No previous experience or less than one year
Register in Flute (Intermediate) MUSI 7101-006 if any of the criteria apply:
- One or more years of playing experience
Changes may be made to the section the students have chosen. Students will be asked to consult with the instructor to finalize their section.