Teacher: Charlotte Goode
NO MATERIAL FEES
Winter: $275 or $265 if taking 2 or more classes
Spring: $275 or $265 if taking 2 or more classes
Students will also need to rent/purchase an instrument, although everyone will start off with a "box" violin, a pretend violin to use how to care for and handle the instrument properly.
Has your child wanted to learn to play the violin? With a fun group class setting and inspiration drawn from the Suzuki Pedagogy program, this is the perfect opportunity to get started! Throughout the semester, we will learn rhythm, music reading, and of course how to play the violin! Our first few weeks will start out with Suzuki method box violins so we can learn some of the technical aspects of the violin, and allow time for violin rentals. Then throughout the semester we will learn fun songs together, listen to classical music and analyze what makes it so special to listen to, play learning games, and do art projects! Throughout the class, we will learn performance ettiquette, play for and with each other, and finish our semester with our very own recital!
This class is a fun and game based, but is based in strong technical background as well. Charlotte Goode has been teaching children ages 2-18 for over five years in both violin and viola, and has coached chamber groups at such prestigous programs as the Colburn Summer Chamber Music Intensive and the Azusa Conservatory. Charlotte Goode holds a Bachelors of Music in Viola Performance, and has performed in venues such as the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the famous Norfolk Shed, and the VPAC, and has toured across the US for chamber music and orchestral performance. With a passion for music performance as well as the art of pedagogy, Charlotte is passionate about getting kids excited about music while preparing them for the technical demands of the instrument.
Private lessons also available.
Charlotte Goode is a twenty-year-old violist who has been praised for her passion, drive, and deep musicality. Ms. Goode has recently graduated from Azusa Pacific University with a Bachelors of Music in Viola Performance on a generous academic and musical scholarship and is currently a student of Gina Coletti. Previously, Ms. Goode was a student of Lynn Grants and Jonathan Moerschel, and has performed in masterclasses with Gina Coletti, Ben Ullery, Karen Dreyfus, and Paul Coletti.
Ms. Goode is a highly sought after violist for the performance of new music, and has worked closely with contemporary composers such as Byron Adams, Simeon Goode, Sarah Wallin Huff, Maria Newman, and Julia Adolphe on numerous projects. Notably, in the spring of 2019, Ms. Goode was the second violist ever to perform Julia Adolphe’s Unearth, Release, with special permission from Ms. Adolphe and Cynthia Phelps – principal violist of the New York Philharmonic.
Ms. Goode has attended several summer music programs. In 2019, she attended Festival Napa Valley, where she played in orchestra and chamber settings alongside members of the Chicago Symphony, the Metropolitan Opera, and the San Francisco Ballet, performed in a pops group to accompany recording artist Seal, and played under conductors such as Martin West and Joel Revzen. in 2018, she attended Music Mountain Academy in Falls Village CT, where she coached with the Verona Quartet, Peter Winograd of the American Quartet, and Charles Neidich. In her high school years, Ms. Goode attended the Idyllwild Chamber Festival, through which she made her Walt Disney Hall debut. As a recording musician, Ms. Goode was featured on two cues in the 2015 Disney Film Tomorrowland at the personal invitation of conductor Tim Simonec and composer Michael Giacchino. Ms. Goode currently resides in Santa Clarita, California with her husband, composer Simeon Goode.