Cello Courses
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 fundamental technique.
Lesson class is a small group where each student gets daily individual instruction.
Ensemble class has a music reading emphasis. (Note: Beginners do not have an Ensemble class).

Beginner's Course
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 Cello Orchestra.

Alternative Methods Course
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


Advanced Technique
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.

Violin Course
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.

Teacher Observation
Teachers are invited to observe any of the NCI classes for no tuition fee. Room and Board fees apply if that option is requested.


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