Welcome to Noxon's Orchestra Page!
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Performing on a string instrument is a wonderful, valuable, life changing experience for your child! I am excited to work with your children and I hope to help guide each one to successful music making!In the 3rd grade, your child will attend an assembly in which all of the orchestra and band instruments will be demonstrated to help them in their selection process. Upon completion of the assembly a choice sheet will be sent home to select their top three instrument choices. The school orchestra and band teacher will then interview each child to help determine what instrument will be the best fit for your child. In 4th grade students are expected to practice each day to build the necessary basic skills to progress on their instrument. They will attend one 30 minute lesson per week with several peers of the same instrument. They will also participate in the orchestra rehearsal with all the instruments (violin, viola, cello, and bass) performing together. In the 5th grade students will begin to practice more difficult literature that will enhance their basic skills and broaden their technical abilities. There will also be a larger focus on the skills necessary for playing in an ensemble.Please feel free to contact me with any questions that you may have!