- "What instruments can my child play?"
Third graders may join Strings and play Violin, Viola or Cello. Violin and Viola are very similar; the largest difference between them is that the violin has a higher pitched sound, while the viola plays lower notes. Cellos are much larger, and are always played in a seated position. Cellos play the lowest sounding notes, or the bass notes. Cello students must be car riders on lesson days, as cellos are not usually allowed to be transported on school buses.
- "What if my child is undecided about which instrument to play?"
- "How often will my child have Band or Strings?"
Your child is still responsible for all classwork missed and for finding out what homework may have been assigned.
- "Where do I get an instrument?"
- "Can my child play in both Band and Strings?"
- "My child is small/large in size. Are there different instruments that would fit him/her better?"
- "How much will this cost me?"
- "I cannot afford to rent an instrument, but my child really wants to be in band or strings."