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Beginner Strings Class for Grades 6 – 12 (11:00)
  • Beginner Strings Class for Grades 6 – 12 (11:00)

    Course Name: Beginner Strings Class for Grades 6 – 12
    Grade Range: 6-12
    Instructor: Ms. Cydney Williams
    Email:; per employment 
    Price: $220.00 (28 weeks)
    Course Description: Students will learn to play fun songs and apply violin and viola techniques such as reading music, how to hold instruments, playing and counting different rhythms, plucking notes, applying the bow to the strings, and musical terms unique to strings while listening to assigned audio/visual practice tracks! Students will be able to perform at the end of the semester inside and outside their course books. Class time will consist of blocked time for large group instruction of weekly goals, some one-to one time with Ms. Williams for individual attention and growth, as well as paired success with classmates in small groups for support.
    Course Prerequisites: None required
    Curriculum used by Instructor: EE for Strings, The Violin or Viola Fun Book for Young Students by Larry Newman, Weekly Print-Out and Worksheets.
    Books & Supplies required for purchase by families:

    1. Violin Course Book: Essential Elements Book 1 for Violin or Viola (required: may be purchased from SetApart Music or, 11.99

    2. Quality Pre-Approved Violin or Viola (based on student measurements) purchased or rented by student from SetApart Music or Approved Dealer. *FE special pricing available. Package includes: #2 pencil, Rosin, Tuner, Soft Polish Cloth, Extra Strings.   *not required, but suggested: Shoulder Rest. (Package Est. Around $200.00, Rent to own optional)     Please Note: Cheaper Quality choices causes the Instructor Major Issues at this level of instruction.
    Homework Requirements: Book assignments; Song of the Week
    Duration: 28 weeks
    Grading: No grade; Quizzes given.
    Course Credit: Elective 
    Teacher Bio:  Cydney Williams is an American musician who started playing the viola when she was eleven years old. Throughout the years, Cydney performed in many settings around the community such as school orchestras, chamber ensembles, competitions, district orchestras, music workshops, summer music camps, clinics, recitals, festivals, and churches. She did her student teaching in Cumberland Co. and after graduating from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke with a B. A. in Music in 2019, Cydney was accepted into the graduate program at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem.  She received her Master’s Degree in Viola Performance in the Spring of 2022.
    Most recently, Cydney is now a part of the teaching team at SetApart Music Academy offering instruction in Violin/Viola privately and in the Orchestra Introductory Class setting. She is excited to be starting her first year as a part of Friendly Educators along side Mr. Scott!

    Min/Max # of Students: Min 5 / Max 15 (with helper) 
    Method and Frequency of communication: Email from Ms. Cydney with guidance from Mr. Scott!

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