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2018-2019 Orchestra Program


Elementary Orchestra Program: Grades 3rd & 4th
Now in its 7th year, Zionsville schools are offering a program available to all 3rd and 4th grade elementary students. Students will learn to play the violin, viola or cello! This program is taught by Tena Plewa, a certified and licensed music educator and is offered at the elementary schools once a week. Students will learn basic artistry fundamentals of playing a stringed instrument, learn to read notes, and will learn beginning string technique, instrument care and first finger position on all four strings. Sign up to secure your space - Classes are forming now!

1st Semester @ UE
Time
Days
Dates
Location
Fee
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3rd & 4th Grades
2:30p - 3:30p
Mondays
Sept 10 - Dec 17
UE A123
$360
1st Semester @ PVE
Time
Days
Dates
Location
Fee
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3rd & 4th Grades
3:30p - 4:30p
Tuesdays Sept 4 - Dec 18
PVE Music Room
$360
1st Semester @ EE
Time
Days
Dates
Location
Fee
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3rd & 4th Grades
2:30p - 3:30p
Wednesdays Sept 5 - Dec 19
EE Music Room
$360
1st Semester @ SGE
Time
Days
Dates
Location
Fee
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3rd & 4th Grades
3:30p - 4:30p
Thursdays Sept 6 - Dec 20
SGE Music Room
$360
 
2nd Semester @ UE
Time
Days
Dates
Location
Fee
Register
3rd & 4th Grades
2:30p - 3:30p
Mondays
Jan 7 - May 13
UE A123 Sm. Conf. Rm
$432
2nd Semester @ PVE
Time
Days
Dates
Location
Fee
Register
3rd & 4th Grades
3:30p - 4:30p
Tuesdays Jan 8 - May 14
PVE Music Room
$432
2nd Semester @ EE
Time
Days
Dates
Location
Fee
Register
3rd & 4th Grades
2:30p - 3:30p
Wednesdays Jan 9 - May 15
EE Music Room
$432
2nd Semester @ SGE
Time
Days
Dates
Location
Fee
Register
3rd & 4th Grades
3:30p - 4:30p
Thursdays Jan 10 - May 16
SGE Music Room
$432

Paige's Music Procedure For Renting Instruments (PDF)

Why Music:

  • MUSIC IS ACADEMIC.This is traditionally the parents’ primary reason for providing music lessons to their children. Research indicates that musical training permanently prepares a young mind for enhanced performance.
  • MUSIC IS PHYSICAL. Music can be described as a highly sophisticated sport, requiring advanced coordination skills and multi-sensory integration.
  • MUSIC IS EMOTIONAL. Every child requires an artistic, creative outlet. Music may be your child’s vehicle for self-expression.
  • MUSIC IS FOR LIFE. Most people can’t play soccer or football at 70 or 80 years of age but they can play their instrument. The gift of music you give your child lasts their entire life!

Did You Know...That Playing An Instrument Can Improve A Child's Grades & Test Scores?: High school music students score higher on SAT's in both verbal and math than their peers. In 2001, SAT takers with coursework/experience in music performance scored 57 points higher on the verbal portion of the test and 41 points higher on the math portion than students with no coursework/experience in the arts.
Source: Profile of SAT and Achievement Test Takers, The College Board compiled by MENC, 2001

Did You Know...That Playing Music Can Help All Students Achieve Success: Music training helps all students achieve success.  In Rhode Island, researchers studied eight public school first grade classes. Half of the classes became “test arts” groups, receiving ongoing music and visual arts training. In kindergarten, this group had lagged behind in scholastic performance. After seven months, the students were given a standardized test. The “test arts” group had caught up to their fellow students in reading and surpassed their classmates in math by 22%. In the second year of the project, the arts students widened this margin even further. Students were also evaluated on attitude and behavior. Classroom teachers noted improvement in these areas also.
Source: Nature May 23, 1996

Instructors: Tena Plewa  |  tmplewa@gmail.com  317-223-8822