The Class of 2025 revealed their skills at the annual Second Grade Violin Recital on Monday, May 11.
“We practiced really hard!” said Sophia, a second grader. “We had a few big rehearsals before the show.”
“I got a little nervous, but it was really fun to perform in front of everybody,” said classmate Jared.
Beginning in the fall, the second graders had a special class several times each week with Violin Instructor Marco Lucchi. The program uses the aural Suzuki approach, which focuses on the enrichment of the human spirit. The purpose of the violin concentration is to reinforce listening, coordination, cooperation, and grit – skills that are essential to all student learning.
The second grade students will continue next year with advanced musical learning. They will begin learning recorder in third grade, and then develop more advanced skills and fingering in fourth grade. Third and fourth graders also gain experience through numerous instrumental ensembles in class and through participation in the Lower School Chorus.
“The students did such a great job,” said Second Grade Teacher Amanda Rivenburgh. “We’re so proud of them.”