Adult Strings Concert May 17, 2016

Adult Strings Concert
May 17, 2016

There are four levels in the adult strings program, all taught by Dr. Anne Witt. The classes take place in the Moody Music Building on the UA campus. Participants must provide their own instruments. Dr. Witt or the CMS office staff will help in this process.  Not all of the levels are offered each semester. For summer prices call the CMS office.

For enrollment-related questions, please contact the Community Music School office at (205) 348-6741.

Beginning Adult Strings

Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 pm, Room 258 – Fall, 2017; First class = September 7
Fee: $175

No experience is required! You will learn to read music in this class. Learn the basics of violin, viola, cello or double bass playing in an enjoyable, no-pressure environment.

This course is designed for adults (ages 18-90) who have either never had, or never utilized, the opportunity to learn to play a stringed instrument. Adults with no previous musical experience are invited to learn to play the violin, viola, cello, or double bass. Students are taught fundamental skills in playing their instrument, and also begin to develop skills in note reading and musicianship.

The method book used is Essential Elements 2000: Book 1. Participants must provide instruments.

Intermediate I Adult Strings

Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 – Fall, 2017; First class = September 6
Fee: $175

Pre-requisite: Beginning Adult Strings or approval of the instructor.

This course is a continuation of Beginning Adult Strings. Students continue to develop their skills in violin, viola, cello, or double bass. Fundamentals of music and note reading continue to be emphasized. This course is also the perfect “refresher” for individuals who perhaps played a stringed instrument in their childhood and are interested in “picking it up again.”

The method book used is Essential Elements 2000: Book 1.

Intermediate II Adult Strings

Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 (Not offered Fall, 2017)
Fee: $175

Pre-requisite: Intermediate I Adult Strings or approval of the instructor.

This course is a continuation of Beginning String Class for Adults. Students continue to develop their skills in violin, viola, cello, or double bass. Fundamentals of music and note reading continue to be emphasized. This course is also the perfect “refresher” for individuals who perhaps played a stringed instrument in their childhood and are interested in “picking it up again.”

The method book used is Essential Elements 2000: Book 2. Supplementary materials include fiddle tunes, hymns, and easy string orchestra music.

Advanced Adult Strings

Tuesdays, 5:30 – 6:45 pm, room 167, Fall, 2017; First class = September 5
Fee: $175

Pre-requisite: Intermediate II Adult Strings or approval of the instructor.

Students will continue learning new skills, including shifting, advanced rhythms and ensemble playing skills.
Medium-easy string orchestra music is included.

About the Instructor

Dr. Anne C. Witt, School of Music faculty member, founded the adult strings program in 2006. She also started the Strings in Schools program in the Tuscaloosa City Schools and continues to teach music to students of all ages.