Beginning violin will learn the basics of violin playing from the ground up . Proper position, bow hold, basic rhythm, correct bowing, beginning theory and note reading will be taught. As students advance they may begin to learn correct finger placement on the fingerboard. Students will perform at least once during the course of the semester. Building foundational technical skills as well as a love of music is the goal of this class.
Frequency: Once per Week
Class Duration: Semester
Private Funds Accepted? Yes
Charter Funds Accepted? Inquire
Inspire Charter School: Inquire
South Sutter: Inquire
***Margie Hartung has played violin since third grade, and piano and guitar since 6th grade. She has taught music lessons privately for 20 years. As a youth, she was a member of the Los Angeles Jr. Philharmonic, Sacramento Youth Symphony and Camellia Symphony. As a Music Major at Western Baptist College (now Corban) she studied private voice, violin and traveled with the touring choir for two years. Until two years ago she was the Orchestra Director in the Eureka School District and for Horizon Charter School for 12 years, but stopped to restructure and create the Placer County Youth Orchestra, a full symphonic 60 member youth orchestra in Placer County. In addition to the Youth Orchestra, Margie teaches privately and also directs the PCYO Intermediate Symphonic orchestra. Margie enjoys playing with the Auburn Symphony and Fifth Street Ensemble string ensemble as well as playing her violin and conducting for local musicals. She loves teaching and sharing the language of music with others. On a personal level, she home educated all five of her children and loves to mentor and teach with principles and values that are consistent with the concepts intrinsic to the homeschool community. Currently she loves and finds her greatest pleasure passing on her faith and a musical legacy to her grandchildren.