Welcome to 5th grade Strings! Students have until Friday, September 10 to sign up for strings for the 2021-22 school year. We will meet twice a week from 9:15-10 a.m. starting the week of September 13. Ms. Graham's and Ms. Meekma's strings students will meet on Mondays and Thursdays, and Ms. Roop's strings students will meet on Tuesdays and Fridays. I am looking forward to working with your student this year!

Please email me at RuckerLB@pwcs.edu if you have any questions or concerns.

Watch a professional orchestra concert for FREE! Berlin Philharmonic Concerts
Check this performance out this week! I recommend:

Hector Berlioz
Symphonie fantastique, op. 14

Alternative String Groups to Check Out!
(You won't be sorry!)
Black Violin-Classical Hip Hop Duo Black Violin videos
Lindsey Stirling Solo Artist Lindsey Stirling's Website
Time For Three trio Time for Three website

And watch these other great videos that demonstrate tuning:
Beginner violin tuning video
Beginner viola tuning video
Beginner cello tuning video


Statue of Liberty Violin/viola
Violin/viola position
Violin/Viola Left Hand Position
Proper Cello Position
Bow Hold Principles
Itzhak Perlman Bow hold

Check out the PDF fingering chart for your instrument in my Files and Documents section!
Play this note reading game! Click on the link below, then click on free version. It will teach you the notes if you do not know them. Violins click on treble clef, violas on alto clef, and cello/bass on bass clef. Have fun!
Note Reading Game

Make music with these music games on the link below:
PBS Kids

If your strings are still in tune, please check out these practice suggestions:

Try these fun play-a-long videos!

Baby Shark!

Best Day of My Life

Star Wars!

I love rock n roll

Eye of the tiger

Dance to the Music