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Happy Strings
Happy Strings

An introductory violin course for group
tuition suitable for the 5 to 6 year old
beginner.

The Happy Strings course began in
October 1999 and it was created to
introduce the violin to 5 - 6 year old
beginners.

It was written by Allegro Music's Principal, Esther Law, and John Allan, Head of Strings. The combined experiences of Ms Law's group teaching and Mr Allan's violin playing have produced a course which was carefully designed to complement and extend the syllabi of the Foundation and Prep Music Courses at Allegro Music.

Its aims are:
    - to discover the joys of music
    - to understand the fundamentals of music
    - to enjoy music as an art and as a means of
      self expression

The topics covered are:
    - rhythm development
    - pitch development
    - playing the violin
    - singing and solfege training
    - active listening
    - musical notation
    - music appreciation

The benefits acheived are:
    - a sound foundation for musical
      specialisation
    - better listening, concentration
      and co-ordination skills
    - greater confidence, co-operation
      and self-expression promoted
      through group lessons

The student's violin can be
purchased through Allegro Music
who will recommend the size best
suited to the student and individually
select and set up the instrument making sure that it is in proper working order. All accessories can also be provided, such as shoulder pads, rosin, strings, etc.

The award presented is:
    - a Certificate of Attendance at the end of eight terms


The Happy Strings Course has been specially designed for students from the age of 5 to 6 years old. The course is divided into eight terms, each term lasting ten weeks and the students will attend an hour's group lesson weekly.

Please contact Allegro Music for fees and further information.