Beginner Suzuki Violin lessons in a group setting develops the incipient stages of becoming ready to learn, hand strength, finger dexterity, singing on pitch, using solfège for note-reading, reading rhythms, and memorizing the pieces in Book One.
-Playing the CD daily, or playing the pieces for the children on their violin daily for them.
-Playing the rhythms song for them while they do the air bowings.
-Listening to and singing in solfège.
I) Physical dexterity & strength
-play doh exercises- squishing a ball between fingers, finding coins in theraputty, flicking plastic tokens, squishing pom poms, clothespin games
-finger taps and finger pops, using increasingly complex patterns of finger numbers
-singing Twinkles memorized using body motions, then just finger taps
1) Playing the violin
-pluck, then play E A D G open strings (ant song)
-play E 1 2 3, 3 2 1 E scale with Var A rhythm
-play rhythms from Variation A, B, C, D, E, and theme on the open strings.
-play E 1 2 3 4, 4, 3, 2, 1 E scale with all rhythms
-play middle section of Twinkles (E 3 2 1)