Thursday, 5 September 2013

Ranganna Veidhlín / Violin Classes

Seo daoibh nóta ó Ciara O'Halloran, múinteoir an veidhlín
Following is a note from Ciara O'Halloran, violin teacher

Violin lesson will be available in Gael Scoil Chionn tSáile again this year, run by Ciara O'Halloran (MMEd, BMus, CertESA).
Ciara teaches the lessons in a modified approach to group violin teaching based on the Suzuki Method. This method encourages aural learning over music reading to begin with and emphasises the importance of peer interaction. Ciara completed her Masters in Music Education in Chicago so also draws on the American approach to group violin teaching during the lessons.
Students attend lessons once a week in a group class on Wednesday mornings and are required to practice daily as part of their homework.
Lessons are €7 per week which are paid per term 3 times a year. Term 1 is €98 which runs from September 2013 to Christmas over 14 weeks , due September 11th 2013.
Students attending will need a correctly sized violin  & bow (Pro Musica measure students in their store on Oliver Plunkett St) a shoulder rest or sponge & elastic band to support the violin and a folder with plastic sheets for their course work. The first class for new beginners usually involves group games and learning the parts of the instrument so a violin wouldn't be required for the lesson until September 18th.
Classes are open to rang 1 and upwards. Those interested in attending this year (both new students and current) can contact Hilda in the office and confirm they would like to avail of a place.

If you have any questions or need further information Ciara is available on 087-6579256 or at