Main Goal

To be a competent amateur musician by high school graduation – able to play standard string quartet literature.  This level of achievement would be fine for a music minor in college and shows a strong commitment to an artistic endeavor over a long period of time.

Level 3 – 3rd grade

Level 4 – 4th grade

Level 7 – 5th grade

Level 8 – 7th grade

Level 9 – 9th grade

Easier Goal

To be able to play Baroque trio sonatas by high school graduation.  This would not qualify you as a music minor, or as having made sufficient progress for a strong letter of recommendation for your college application.

Level 3  – 5th grade

Level 4 – 6th grade

Level 7 – 9th grade

Level 8 – 11th grade

Basic Competency Goal

To be able to read simple music accurately, with good intonation, and good musical expression.  Allows you to play simple folk music, church music, and duet literature.

Level 3 – 5th grade

Level 4 – 7th grade

Level 7- 9th grade

Music Major Program

To enter a major conservatory as a violin performance major

Level 3 – 1st grade

Level 4- 2nd grade

Level 7 – 3rd grade

Level 8- 5th grade

Level 9- 7th grade

Music Major Pedagogy – 10th grade

Child Prodigy

know entire music major program by age 12