Music Program

“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent”
― Victor Hugo

I. Music Fundamental Course

  1. Introduce music fundamentals through group activities:
    Learning musical melody, harmony, rhythm, different sounds & tone quality through singing, dancing, playing simple musical instruments, game and crafts.
  2. Introduce music listening:
    How to listen and understand music. Learn about composers. Multi media & Story books. (Peter and the Wolf, Carnival of Animals, Four Seasons etc.)
  3. Introduce musical instruments:
    Piano (Keyboard), Strings (Violin, Cello), Winds (Woodwinds/Brass) etc.

II. Music Creative Course

  1. Introduce music fundamentals by learning a simple musical instruments such as Keyboard, Percussion, Chime bell or Vocal.
  2. Learning musical melody, harmony, rhythm, different sounds & tone quality through singing, dancing, playing simple musical instruments, game and crafts.
  3. Introduce music ensemble skill.
  4. Introduce musical instruments: Piano (Keyboard), Strings (Violin, Cello), Winds (Woodwinds/Brass) etc.

III. Beginning Strings Semester Plan

  1. Basic Introduction of Music:
    Music notation, Rhythm, Major and minor scales & keys, simple ear training, Key signatures, Time signature, Musical terms, Melody, Harmony (3rd,5th, Octave, and triads)
  2. Basic Technique of String Instrument:
    Posture, Bow technique, Vibrato technique, Scale playing with bow/rhythmic variation, Etude excursus
  3. Basic Ensemble Skill: Two parts Canon Playing

IV. Music Performance Course

This course is designed for players who have been taking private lessons, and those who have ensemble experiences. Beethoven Group (String Chamber Orchestra, and Chamber Music Set up: Piano Trio, String Quartet etc.) has been invited to perform in many different venues and events this year.