PreTwinkle Violin classes are specially designed for Preschoolers ages 3-4 and their parents. These classes are scheduled on Saturday mornings every 30 minutes from 9:00-11:00 depending on enrollment. Each classes size is for 2-4 children with at least one parent.
We welcome you to come and observe or even participate in a sample PreTwinkle class in September. Please contact Ms. Cynthia about scheduling a 30min session on an up coming Saturday when you can stay for a full class.
For the next two weeks we have the 19th and 26th of September available in the TEC Studio for demonstration classes and observations where classes are usually held. Please call to schedule for: 9:00am, 9:30am, 10:00 or 10:30.
On Saturday, Oct. 3 we will have PreTwinkle demonstrations at the Irvine Global Village Festival. TEC students will be doing demonstrations at our booth in the Kids Village from 10:00pm-6:00pm. PreTwinkle Demonstratons will be at 10:00 and 1:00. If you come by at 4:00pm our older students will be performing for 20min. over at the Cultural Pavilion. Please check Current Events on this blog for links to more information.
Dress comfortably for sitting on the floor and moving about with your preschooler. The very first classes start with large motor activities, labeling body parts and moving to music with manipulatives.
Fall is the best time to start in order to make the most steady progress through out the year for most families. Students can be introduced later in the year as they become at least 3 years of age. It is not recommended to start a child younger than age 3 in PreTwinkle Violin classes. Very important kinds of development need to occur so that children can fully participate in the experience.
Children at this age are just beginning to get control of their fingers and are able to stop and start activities. A good indicator is that they are beginning to manage potty training easily and are becoming verbally expressive. They are becoming socially brave enough to make friends in a small group if given enough time to become comfortable with their surroundings.
Parents are encouraged to participate more in the beginning classes while children need a little leadership. If your child is shy give them several weeks to really settle in and make friends with the teacher and the other children.
If you decide to enroll your child be sure to read the “Ready Go” pages on the www.got2twinkle.com site and make plans to get a copy of the Suzuki Violin CD Vol. 1. Initial Registration is $50. Tuition is $200. every 12 week season based on year round participation. See TEC Calendar.
Give Ms. Cynthia a call if you are interested in the classes in the studio. We look forward to meeting you.