TEACHER: Mr. Ieda
About the Teacher: 2017-18 enters my 19th year of teaching in Clarence. Outside of school, I play the violin professionally in several local orchestras. My wife and I live with our children in the Harris Hill Neighborhood. When I'm not making or teaching music, I'm an avid sportsman, snowboarder, and Jeeper.
Welcome to the Clarence Elementary
String Orchestra Program.
Harris Hill; Sheridan Hill; Clarence Center; Ledgeview
students are afforded the opportunity to begin playing an instrument in
4th grade. Students may choose an orchestral or band instrument and
will receive instruction once a week in a group lesson for 30 minutes
and afterschool in an ensemble. Instruments can be rented from the
school in the first year. Cello and Bass may be rented subsequent years
Expectations for students in the first year are to:
Learn care for their instrument.
Play with a good tone and with good posture. Understand the basics of the bow hold and left hand fingering.
Learn the notes on their instrument in the keys of D and A major.
Begin to get the basics of music reading.
Memorize pieces and perform together in an ensemble.
Participate in the lesson group and orchestra in a respectful and appropriate manner.
Develop good practice/study habits and focus.
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