Join us as we take your child on her first steps in exploring the magic and power of classical music.
The Pre-Twinkle curriculum follows the sequential theory of how children learn a language – listening, singing, clapping, tapping and movements. A foundation in musical response goes hand in hand with getting little hands ready for learning an instrument. Your child will then be introduced to the violin. From the all important postures of violin hold to bow hold, the instrument will be introduced with fun, whether it is to stand like statues with the violin or to march with the violin and the bow.
The curriculum follows a carefully selected collection of well loved folk songs, rhymes and classical masterpieces including Beethoven, Mozart to Tchaikovsky internalising tonal and rhythmic patterns as music literacy is gently introduced.
This class is the signature class of DOLCE designed to ensure the development of a solid technical foundation and understanding of the basics of music. This is a progressive course broken down into 10 weeks each that spread across two to three seasons of the program guarantees the ability to pass ABRSM within a year. Private lessons are available to enhance the experience at any time.
Progress is carefully tailored to the new students by preparing the components required for successful violin playing. These include:
- Games that encourage the development of fine motor skills through ‘small muscle gymnastics’ and exercises.
- Exposure to rhythms through larger movements such as drumming, clapping and speaking.
- Presentation of tonal and melodic patterns through singing and violin playing.
- A basis of scales.
A pleasant repertoire of tunes both familiar and less well known that are appropriate in developing the abilities of the student. A variety of bow techniques that will enable students to progress into higher levels.
"Little Maestros" is the next level signature class of DOLCE building on top of the Twinkle program and targeting a competence level equivalent to Book 2-5 in Suzuki or ABRSM.
Similar technical concepts are presented as before but on a more advanced, comprehensive and rigorous level. For example, the arm and hand are fully opened up at this level for something as simple as detache. Spiccato, Staccato, Martele, and Colle are all differentiated an learned properly