Bravo Homeschool Strings


Beginning Strings is a limited-size class for students with little or no training on a stringed instrument (violin, viola, cello, bass) or those trained in Suzuki but not yet reading music. Students must be at least 9 years old, though exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis. Parents are strongly encouraged to learn along with beginning students!

Beginning Strings meets from 11:30-12:30 on Mondays.

Before the first class, participating families must meet with Mr. McBane for an instrument evaluation (if you already have an instrument) or an instrument fitting (if you don’t), and a consultation in which class requirements and expectations will be discussed. Each student must have an instrument of acceptable quality, either owned or rented.

Bravo does not provide instruments!

Intermediate Strings is a string orchestra which plays easy to medium-level string orchestra music of many styles. Intermediate Strings meets from 12:45 -- 1:45 on Mondays.

Advanced Strings is a chamber orchestra which plays moderately difficult student orchestra repertoire. Advanced Strings meets from 2:00 -- 3:00 on Mondays.

Qualified students (or parents) may play in more than one ensemble, or may move to a different ensemble during the year.

For instance:

--If you are making progress, you may move up to a more advanced group.

--If you want to play more, you can play in more than one group.

--You can play a second instrument in another group (for example, violin in

        Advanced Strings and cello in Intermediate Strings).

There is no extra tuition or fee to play in more than one group!

The only requirement is permission from the director.

All groups participate in fall & spring concerts, plus possible performances at other venues. Bravo’s regular concerts also provide the opportunity for select students to perform recital or chamber music pieces they have polished.

An informal audition is required to join BRAVO’s Intermediate or Advanced ensembles, and a consultation is required to join the Beginning Strings class.

Please visit the JOIN US page for audition/consultation information.

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Parents who play a stringed instrument are welcome to participate

in any group for which they are qualified!

Participating parents pay only the registration fee - no tuition!