*If you are in our Program, please make sure your child has completed the 5-6 years class before registering for a Instrument. The 5-6 years class involves advanced musicianship that will help the transition into an instrument.
**Add this to your cart to let us know more about your child's:
- instrument of interest - PIANO/ FLUTE/ VIOLIN/ VIOLA/ CELLO/ GUITAR/ UKULELE GROUP/ PERCUSSION / VOICE/ CLARINET
- previous Colourstrings experience
- related musical experience
- let us know your availability for which days work best for you
- learning differences
Thank you for your instrumental inquiry to Colourstrings Conservatory of Music. Here are some further details about our instrumental lessons.
Instrumental classes are taught on a weekly basis and are supplemented by a group musicianship class that is conveniently offered on the same day.
Here is an example of the schedule:
one-to-one lesson - student 1
group lesson – student 1 and student 2
one-to-one lesson – student 2
A maximum of 3 students attend the group class.
The group musicianship classes provide the opportunity for children to make music together as well as develop an understanding of how music works, from the inside out, which allows them to play their instrument with a greater understanding and more musical awareness.
Children with limited or no previous Colourstrings experience will learn easily through the well thought out teaching materials. However, they will need to be grouped with other children at a beginner level in order start developing essential musicianship skills (ear training, music theory, singing in solfege, music reading) alongside learning to play an instrument.
Children that have completed the Colourstrings music and movement training in the 4-5 year (music reading 1) and 5-6 year (music reading 2) classes enjoy playing familiar songs on their instrument and usually progress quickly as they have already acquired a strong musical foundation; a good ear, good coordination, in-tune singing, fluent in music reading and writing and a good understanding of the basic music concepts.
We offer a 3 consecutive week trial for $33 per week, 40 minutes of instruction per week, if the schedule allows.
We will email you and organize the schedule for you.