This year at CJDS, Grade One students are partaking in a 10-week musical enrichment study of the violin. This program is running concurrently with the students' music curriculum and introducing the students to the basic elements of playing the violin. Elana Hiller, a former CJDS teacher, Suzuki violin teacher, and mother to Shira (Kindergarten), is partnering with our music teacher, Rachel Jaffe, to work on developing skills in musicianship and instrument fluency.
This is just the beginning of what we hope will grow into a thriving string/band program at CJDS. Students will have an evening concert in December to showcase their newly learned violin skills.