Enrichment Courses

2019 WORKSHOP ENRICHMENT CLASSES

In an effort to ensure that students get the maximum benefit from each class, enrichment classes will be assigned  according  to level and/or age whenever possible.

 

Enrichment classes are offered on Saturday only.

 

ART

Billy Shiflet will be offering a watercolor painting enrichment class.  This class will incorporate and intertwine music and painting.  Students will use the tempo, mood and rhythm they hear in the music to create a visual representation of the piece.  In short, students will be painting what they hear.

 

Enrichment Fiddle

With award winning fiddlers Sherry and Joey McKenzie, students in Enrichment Fiddle will learn basic techniques and simple fiddle tunes.  Sherry and Joey will teach a limited number of Enrichment Fiddle classes in addition to the optional two day Texas Style Fiddling class they are teaching for an additional  fee at the Workshop.  Unlike the optional Texas Style Fiddling Class, no extra fee or advance preparation is required for the Enrichment Fiddle class.  Students will be assigned to the Enrichment Fiddle class based on age and/or level whenever possible.  Violin students are elegible for this class.

 

RHYTHM DANCE

Taught by Melinda Phillips, this class will keep hands and feet moving as students dance and tap with drumsticks.  These activities are designed to engage students physically, musically, mentally and socially!

INTRO TO IMPROVISATION FOR STRINGS

Taught by Lynn Seaton, this class serves as a very simple introduction to jazz and other styles of improvised music. Most importantly, it is designed to help students improve their ability to set inhibition aside and play improvised melodies by ear.

 

SIBLING ENRICHMENT

Non-strings playing siblings can join in the fun, too!  Art and Rhythm Dance will be available to them for a fee.  See Workshop Registration to register siblings for these classes.