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About Me

  • My name is David Coldiron and I am in my second year as the orchestra director at Spring Oaks Middle School.  I graduated from the University of Houston with a bachelor's degree in music education, where I played viola as my primary instrument.  Outside of teaching, I play viola in a local volunteer orchestra called the Houston Civic Symphony, direct the handbell ensemble at church, and sing in the church's choir, as well.  Other interests include reading a good book as well as going for long walks.  I am excited about working with your child and look forward to a great school year.  

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About the Orchestra

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Welcome to Mr. Coldiron's orchestra class!  In orchestra, students learn to play string instruments (violin, viola, cello, and double bass).  There are three levels of orchestra.  Beginner orchestra consists of students who have no prior experience of playing an instrument.  Intermediate orchestra consists of students who have played for at least a year.  Advanced orchestra consists of students who have anywhere from one to two years of experience.  In orchestra, students learn various technique concepts that help them to be successful on their instrument as well as some minor theory skills to help them read music.  Students play a wide selection of repertoire that represents a variety of cultures.  Anyone is welcome to join.  There is a place for you!

Class Schedule

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Period 1  Advanced Orchestra
Period 2  Intermediate Orchestra
Period 3  Beginner Bass 
Period 4  Beginner Cello
Period 5  Beginner Violin
Period 6  Conference Period
Period 7  Beginner Violin
Period 8  Beginner Viola

 

 

Homework

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Students are expected to practice at least 30 minutes a day.  It is important that students take their instruments home to practice in order for them to be successful in this program.   

Make-Ups and Tutorials

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Tutorials consist of weekly after school rehearsals, for the top two groups, from 3:40 p.m. to 4:20 p.m.  The schedule is as follows:

Advanced Violins/Violas:  Mondays

Advanced Cello/Bass:  Tuesdays

Intermediate Violins:  Wednesdays

Intermediate Viola/Cello:  Thursdays

In addition, before school tutorials can be arranged with the director.  Beginners will rehearse after school on an as needed basis (i.e. prior to an upcoming concert).

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