The Pre-School Years: Wonder and Imagination
The pre-school emphasizes a calming atmosphere where emotional sensitivity, responsibility, and an appreciation of the wonders of beauty are developed through play, art and songs. The imagination fostered in these early years lays the foundation for later abstract skills of reading and math.
The instruction takes place from 8:15 to 12:15 Monday through Friday. Since there is no lunch provided for the little ones we serve them a substantial snack at 10:00am.
In preparatory all students learn how to play the violin. It starts with individual lessons three times a week, by the end of the first quarter, they regroup according to their abilities. We like the attention span it requires, the musical awareness it brings and the development of those swift little fingers.
The better ones will continue with violin lessons throughout their school years. This initiative has led to the creation of a 200 violin, viola and cello orchestra.