Play for Fun (Violin)
In Play for Fun-Western & Indian Music, Students learn technique to play effortlessly, any genre of instrumental music.
About the Course
These Fun One-on-One Violin classes are for students who just want to play an instrument and have Fun! OVIMA works with its students in a holistic way developing the individual, and not just the students, artistic and musical skills. These Classes are currently held once a week for 30 / 60 minutes. OVIMA suggests that beginner and younger students register for 30 minute classes and advanced or older students could register for 60 minutes.
The method used in this process is closely related to imitation as this is one of our primary ways of learning from a very young age. There will be games involved which have a purpose to develop a specific skill in musicality and rhythm. This may or may not involve the instrument. Each class will focus on one skill of the foundation process. This is because the founding bricks are interdependent. My goal here is to lay one strong foundation upon which the next brick of skill will be laid on. Later, when the foundation bricks are laid, more than one skill may be introduced in one class. The foundation process is usually a long one, but this has shown to quicken the learning process for the future.
Areas of Technique
Quarter 1: Learning Pizzicato and Posture
Quarter 2: Finger placement and bowing on the string
Quarter 3: Bow strokes and first position
Quarter 4: Intonation and phrasing
The students will do warm-up exercises and scales pertaining to that area of technique. In a 10-class period, students must bring in at least 3 songs, that they would like to work on from a specified genre for the quarter. Songs are to be submitted to the office right after they Register for Classes. For the age group 7-11 years, instructors will suggest songs. If the song a student brings in is difficult, the teacher will be able to recommend something else, or the student could bring in something else as well.
Who can Join
7-11 Years; 12-17 Years; and 18+ Years
Genre: Western Music
- Quarter 1: Folk Tunes
- Quarter 2: Traditional music
- Quarter 3: Classical music
- Quarter 4: Christmas music
In-class Performances (Non-Performance Quarter):
The 1st and 3rd Quarters are Non-Performance Quarters (Students perform in an In-Class Performance-Not Open to Parents and Public, ONLY to students).
Quarterly Jam Sessions
This is a platform made available for students to come together with whatever they want to sing or perform. They do not have to memorize their music for these Jam Sessions. Performance in these Jam Sessions is NOT MANDATORY but students are encouraged to participate.
Recital Performance (Performance Quarter):
The 2nd and 4th Quarters are Performance Quarters (Students perform in a Recital Performance – Open to Parents and Public).
Quarterly Seasonal Concerts
Students would prepare a song or piece per the Seasonal Theme and would have the opportunity of working with the instructor just once. This means that the student MUST come prepared knowing the tune of the song and lyrics from memory or knowing the piece completely in the case of instrumentalists. This again is NOT MANDATORY, but students are encouraged to participate.
Students must meet age / level requirements: 7-11 Years; 12-17 Years; and 18+ Years.
If a student wants to be successful, then he/she must attend their classes regularly as participation and practice are two major components for success. Students / parents are required to notify OVIMA Global and the instructor in advance of any absences. For Sing for Fun Classes there is just one day in the Quarter assigned for Make Up Classes. Students are NOT PERMITTED to miss more than ONE class in the Quarter. If a student is missing a class the OVIMA office must be informed 24 hours in advance.
- Violin, bow and rosin
- Laptop / Desktop preferably NOT ipad, tablet, phone
- Good Broadband Connection
- Have the Zoom app downloaded to their computer
- Microphone, Headphones, Amp.
- Bluetooth speaker or / and additional device to play a track on
Students MUST put in at least 30 mins of practice daily to see the difference from one week to the next. Additionally they are required to send in Practice Videos on the WhatSapp Group Chats so that instructors are able to guide them and constantly monitor their progress in as well as out of the classroom. All students must fill out the Practice Google Sheet shared with all students at the beginning of the quarter. Additionally, all students must fill out their Goals Sheet also shared with them at the beginning of the Quarter.
- Students MUST bring all materials, books to class.
- Students are responsible for buying their own books suggested by the teacher.
To be announced soon.