Fiddlers at Meadow Wood Elementary offers a tuition based Suzuki Violin program. Each week the students in the violin program receive either a private lesson or a small group lesson and a large group lesson, utilizing the Suzuki method of teaching. Some lessons are during the school day and some are after school.  Parents attend a lesson with the students each week and daily practice at home is required to continue participation in the program. 

The Suzuki method, is named after its founder Dr. Shinichi Suzuki. Under this method the children learn by constant positive reinforcement, repetition, parent involvement, a lot of listening and encouragement. In addition to the classroom study of violin, the students at Meadow Wood have many opportunities to perform, both at school and in the community.

Through participation in the violin program, students gain an appreciation for music, achieve goals through practice, gain confidence through performance, build new relationships and achieve musical proficiency.

The Fiddler program has been a part of SBISD for over 30 years.  It was created to feed the middle and high school orchestra programs, making them some of the strongest programs in the state.

Overview of the Program:

  • Students receive 22 weeks of instruction that include 1 fifteen-minute private lesson and 1 forty-five minute group class per week.
  • Private lessons are held during lunch or recess.
  • Beginner Group class is held after school on Tuesdays (4:00-4:45) at Rummel Creek Elementary.
  • In addition to private and group classes, students participate in 5 events throughout the year:
  • District Halloween Concert
  • Winter Concert
  • Solo Festival
  • Running for the Arts
  • Spring Concert
  • Violins are available to rent from local shops (rentals typically run $23/month).
  • Tuition for the program is $750.
  • There is a $50 activity fee.

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