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Ottawa Symphony Orchestra

Programs - Introductory

Introductory | Strings | Winds | Harp | Percussion
Ottawa Junior Youth Orchestra | Ottawa Youth Orchestra

Preschool Music I & II

pre school

Classes for children ages 3 and 4 are designed to nurture the musical creativity and confidence of the young child. Includes songs, games, movement activities and use of rhythm instruments .

Preschool Music I is tailored for 3 year olds. The
program builds from the child’s natural musicality and incites curiosity in musical experiences, setting the stage for musical growth. Preschool Music II is meant for the 4 year-old child and builds on Preschool Music I, with more challenging musical activities – and greater musical growth. (Note: limited to 10 per class.)

Preschool Music I: Saturdays 11:00-12:00
Preschool Music II: Saturdays 9:45-10:45

Preparatory Music I

prep music I

Geared to the curiosity and wider experience of the young school-age child (age 5). Classes include songs, games, rhythm ensembles, musical notation and history.

Preparatory Music 1 offers a continuation of Preschool II where 5 year olds refine their musical knowledge and abilities using speech, rhythm, percussion instruments and movement. (Note: limited to 10 per class.)

Saturdays 10:00-11:00

Preparatory Music II

prep 2

The basic elements of music are taught using speech, rhythm, movement and improvisation. A good bridge for those children (aged 6-8) interested in the future study of a musical instrument. Also teaches group skills necessary for participation in musical ensembles.

Preparatory Music II is another step in the "Early Initiation" ladder, providing our 6 to 8 year-olds with more exciting challenges and satisfaction along the same lines as Preparatory Music I but with more advanced musical practice.

(Note: limited to 10 per class.)

Saturdays 11:00-12:00

Beginner Strings

beginner strings

This program introduces children ages 6-7 and ages 8-12 to stringed instruments, and explores the basic elements of music through singing, speech and movement. Students must provide their own instruments.

(Note: limited to six per class.)

Saturdays 8:40-9:40

Beginner Double Bass

bass

Students receive instruction on the string bass and in basic music theory essential to this exciting instrument. To encourage study and help get students up to speed on this critical orchestral instrument, the one-hour group lesson on Saturdays is complemented by the FREE loan of an instrument for the duration of the season and a complimentary package of 10 half-hour private lessons (TOTAL VALUE: $1750.) If numbers warrant it we will start a separate class for 7 to 9 year of age.

(Note: limited to six students; age 10 - 14).

Saturdays 10:00-11:00

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Beginner Bassoon

bassoon

Students receive instruction on the bassoon and in basic music theory essential to this challenging instrument. To encourage study and help get students up to speed on this critical orchestral instrument, the one-hour group lesson on Saturdays is complemented by the FREE loan of an instrument for the duration of the season and a complimentary package of 10 half-hour private lessons (TOTAL VALUE: $1750.)

(Note: limited to six students; age 10 - 14).

Saturdays 9:00-10:00

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Beginner French Horn

french horn

Students receive instruction on the horn and in basic music theory essential to this challenging instrument. To encourage study and help get students up to speed on this critical orchestral instrument, the one-hour group lesson on Saturdays is complemented by the FREE loan of an instrument for the duration of the season and a complimentary package of 10 half-hour private lessons (TOTAL VALUE: $1750.)

(Note: limited to six students; age 10-14).

Saturdays 10:00-11:00

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Recorder Ensemble

recorders

This class introduces young students up to 10 years of age to the recorder. Preparation for children interested in winds/brass. Students must provide their own instruments.

Saturdays 10:00-11:00

Beginner Winds

winds

This one hour class is offered to children ages 8-11. Students will be able to choose group instruction on the flute, clarinet or oboe. This class is an excellent extension of the beginner recorder program, although it is not a prerequisite. Have fun learning a new instrument in an ensemble setting. Students must provide their own instruments.

Saturdays 8:40-9:40

Beginner Harp Ensemble

beginner harp

Ages 6-10. First ensemble experience. This one hour class is open to beginning harp students with no previous ensemble experience. To encourage study and help get students up to speed on this critical orchestral instrument, the one-hour group lesson on Saturdays is complemented by the FREE loan of an instrument for the duration of the season and a complimentary package of 10 half-hour private lessons (TOTAL VALUE: $1000.)

There are no audition requirements.

Saturdays 8:45-9:45

Limited to six students