We found relief from the hot summer sun underneath the trees to enjoy a mini maestro class. We talked about the various instrument families and brought out one of our favorite string instruments, the violin. We loved seeing the children’s excitement in discovering how the violin produces sound. I played a few songs on the violin to show how the different vibrations of the strings changed the sound we heard.
Eager to participate, the kids each took turns in playing a tune on the violin. One little maestro, Felipe, couldn’t hide his excitement when it came to his turn. He loved playing the violin and was even able to repeat some notes and rhythms after me. As he watched the other kids have a turn, he played the bells to create an ensemble with the other violin players. Cheers Felipe!