Cello students of all ages and levels are accepted at the NCI. All
levels of the cello repertoire from the beginning through the Major Concertos
will be taught. Students will be placed in courses according to the level of
their current repertoire. The sequence of repertoire in the Suzuki Cello School
will be used to place students.
The following Courses will be offered. Each Course will include these classes
which are held daily through the week:
Warm-up class is a large group class with an emphasis on
Lesson class is a small group where each student gets daily
Ensemble class has a music reading emphasis. (Note: Beginners
do not have an Ensemble class).
This Course is reserved for students under the age of 8 who are studying in Suzuki Book 1 who do not yet read music. Beginners have a Warm-up class and a Lesson class (no Ensemble class). Beginners will be finished with their classes before noon.
|Cello Course Books 1-4
Students of any age are accepted into this Course. They are scheduled in Warm-up class, Lesson class (maximum of four students per hour) and Ensemble class.
|Cello Course Books 5 and up
Students of any age are accepted into this Course. They are scheduled in Warm-up class, Lesson class (maximum of three students per hour) and Ensemble class. In addition they will be assigned a spot in the
|Alternative Methods Course Level 1
This is an
optional class. Avi Friedlander will teach an Alternative Methods course "From Improv to Rock".
This course is open to students in book 3 and up. Enrollment in these classes is limited. Places will be assigned on a first come first served basis.
|Alternative Methods Course Level 2
This is an
optional class. Avi Friedlander will teach the "next step" in his Alternative Methods course "From Improv to Rock". This course is open to students that took Mr. Friedlander's level 1 course in 2017. Enrollment in these classes is limited. Places will be assigned on a first come first served basis
This is an
optional class for students playing advanced repertoire. The minimum repertoire requirements for enrollment are the equivalent of Suzuki Book 7. Enrollment in these classes is limited. Places will be assigned on a first come first served basis.
NOTE: It is STRONGLY recommended that you do not sign up for both Advanced Technique and Alternative Methods. If you do, you will have 6 hours of class each day and will have no time to relax or practice! Please pick one or the other option and not both.
Enrollment in the Violin Course is limited to family members of attending cello students. Violinists of all levels will be accepted. Violinists will receive the same class schedule as cellists: one Warm-up class, one Lesson class and one Ensemble class.
Teachers are invited to observe any of the NCI classes for no tuition fee. Room
and Board fees apply if that option is requested.