SoundPoint Strings

Orchestras and Group Classes

Advanced Orchestra
Cellos and Bass

SPS cello and bass players

Advanced Orchestra involves students with previous ensemble experience, and lifts their sights to new levels of possibility in playing together.  Mr. Jeremy Francisco is quick to give the students individual responsibility for group success, guiding them to listen ever more closely to each other, to lead from any chair, to be responsible to prepare and understand the music in order to raise the level of musicianship for the whole orchestra.  This orchestra explores the works of the great Classical masters.
Advanced Orchestra in Rehearsal

Advanced Orchestra in rehearsal

Intermediate Orchestra
Intermediate Orchestra Rehearsal

Intermediate Orchestra in rehearsal

Led by Mrs. Tami King, Intermediate Orchestra introduces young string players to ensemble playing.  The energetic rehearsals are the perfect platform for learning to follow a conductor, listen to others’ parts, follow cues for tempo, dynamics and style, and keep pace with a group.  Students learn rehearsal etiquette, the value of contribution, and the joy of performance.

Twin Violinists

Twin Violinists

Group Classes
three members of group class

Three Young Violinists

Ms. Janelle Glass and Ms. Emily Drexler lead the Suzuki Group Classes, beginning with all students together, and then splitting into age/ability appropriate sub-groups for different activities.  They cover a wide range of activities, from perfect posture and bow-hold to listening skills, from dynamic exploration to beginning reading elements, and more.  These classes are both serious and light-hearted, creative and instructional.
group class

Suzuki group classes for the youngest musicians

Music and Motion
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Music in Motion helps instill basic musical rhythm

Many musical skills can be learned away from the instrument, and this class explores ways to put music into the body.  Some of these are stepping in tempo and style, clapping rhythms, singing, conducting, listening, call and response, passing a pattern in tempo or identifying changes in what you hear.   Mrs. Francisco guides this class – giggles are frequent as we have fun exploring music together!  (Parents can do this class with the kids!)

Teacher and children doing clapping games

Rhythm Games

Parents' Circle

We at SoundPoint Strings believe strongly in the value of the home, and the parents’ involvement in raising children.  We believe that music is very important for children to experience, but its true value and power are magnified when parents are involved.  Many parents don’t have a model for parental involvement in music beyond paying for lessons and pushing the child to practice, so these sessions give us a venue to discuss our role, special issues involved with rearing musical children. and how incredibly valuable it is to the child’s growth and the family’s stability

parent conversations

Parents comparing notes with one another

muffins and tea

We are parent friendly