What is 4th Grade Strings All About?: 



    What is the Suzuki Method: 
    How is my child doing in orchestra?
    For each song that your child passes in the book they receive a sticker and a "Bach Buck". The number of stickers represents what song your child has passed. Below is a list of songs in the book that we will perform at our concert.
                               4th Grade (1st Concert)                                  
                                  1. Mississippi River, Peanut Butter, Little Frog, Down Pony/Up Pony                 
                                  2. Twinkle                                                                  
                                  3. French Folk Song                                                
                                  4. Lightly Row                                                          
                                  5. Go Tell Aunt Rhody                                           
                                  6. Children's Song                                        
                                  7. May Song                                                           
                                  8. Allegro                                                                
                                  9. Long, Long Ago                                                   
                                  10. Perpetual Motion                                               
                                  11. Andantino                                                             
                                  12. Allegretto     
    A Bach Buck can be saved for the end of the year when we will have our annual orchestra auction. Students will try to earn prizes based on how many Bach Bucks he or she has. The Bach Bucks look like this:
        To pass a song the performance is composed of the all of the following traits:
    1. Good posture with both the instrument and bow
    2.  Correct rhythm and notes
    3. Playing in tune
    To hear and accurate performance you can watch the videos under the following headings
    (located on the left side of the website):
    Suzuki Songs (4th Grade Book)
    Learn to Play (5th Grade book)
    How is my child doing in comparison to the class?
    To the left of the website you will find the following headings:
    4th Grade Class Averages
    Under these two headings you will find what percentage of students in the class have
    passed each song according to school and grade level. 
    If your child does not pass a particular song by concert time he or she will not be able to
    perform that song during the concert.