String Instrument Lessons and Classes

String instruments are musical instruments that produce sound from vibrating strings when the performer plays or sounds the strings in some manner, usually with a bow.

Private Violin, Cello, and Viola Lessons

For more information on private violin, viola, cello, or guzheng lessons, please click the link below. You may also email info@ocmusicdance.org or call (949) 386-8336.

 

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Guzheng and String Instrument Group Classes

Beginning Guzheng

An introductory class for students who want to learn the basics of playing the Guzheng. The class covers how to read notations, basic rhythm, common playing techniques and fingering of both right and left hand. The end goal is to play two simple songs which contain many common techniques. The difficulties of the two songs are at level one of the Guzheng grade exam of The Central Conservatory of China. The course emphasis is on cultivating the student's interests in music and helping them to build a solid foundation for future studies.Materials Required:Bei Bei's Easiest Guzheng Course: Book 1 by Bei Bei He

AVAILABLE SECTIONS

  Dates Days Times Fees Ages Instructor Section
Start Date: 3/24
End Date: 7/14
Days: Su
Start Time: 01:00 PM
End Time: 02:00 PM
Fees: $480.00
Age: All
Instructor: Bei Bei He & Lotus Bud Guzheng Academy
Section: KBegGuzheng11
3/24 - 7/14 Su 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM $480.00 All Bei Bei He & Lotus Bud Guzheng Academy KBegGuzheng11
Start Date: 4/5
End Date: 6/28
Days: Fr
Start Time: 10:00 AM
End Time: 11:00 AM
Fees: $660.00
Age: 18+
Instructor: Bei Bei He & Lotus Bud Guzheng Academy
Section: ABegGuzheng12
4/5 - 6/28 Fr 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM $660.00 18+ Bei Bei He & Lotus Bud Guzheng Academy ABegGuzheng12
Start Date: 5/5
End Date: 7/14
Days: Su
Start Time: 11:30 AM
End Time: 12:30 PM
Fees: $400.00
Age: 18+
Instructor: Bei Bei He & Lotus Bud Guzheng Academy
Section: ABegGuzheng13
5/5 - 7/14 Su 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM $400.00 18+ Bei Bei He & Lotus Bud Guzheng Academy ABegGuzheng13

Guzheng Ensemble

Lotus Bud Guzheng's Ensemble Class

AVAILABLE SECTIONS

  Dates Days Times Fees Ages Instructor Section
Start Date: 3/3
End Date: 6/23
Days: Su
Start Time: 02:30 PM
End Time: 03:45 PM
Fees: $480.00
Age: 18+
Instructor: Bei Bei He & Lotus Bud Guzheng Academy
Section: GuzhengEnsemble1
3/3 - 6/23 Su 02:30 PM - 03:45 PM $480.00 18+ Bei Bei He & Lotus Bud Guzheng Academy GuzhengEnsemble1
Start Date: 3/3
End Date: 6/23
Days: Su
Start Time: 04:00 PM
End Time: 05:15 PM
Fees: $480.00
Age: 18+
Instructor: Bei Bei He & Lotus Bud Guzheng Academy
Section: GuzhengEnsemble2
3/3 - 6/23 Su 04:00 PM - 05:15 PM $480.00 18+ Bei Bei He & Lotus Bud Guzheng Academy GuzhengEnsemble2

Jazz 360

This course is designed for high school age musicians who are interested, but not quite ready to perform, in the school jazz ensembles. Our program will provide semester long course in improvisation, plus small combo experience, repertoire immersion and performance training. The core program consists of two hours weekly for 16 weeks, starting Saturday, February 9 through Saturday, June 1st, with a performance on June 8th, timing to be determined. There will be no class on 4/6/19 for spring break.One hour will be devoted to an all-instrument improvisation class. All students enrolled in the program are required to take this course unless the student is already taking a similar course privately or in school. Proof of enrollment in a similar course offsite may be required. The second hour, either before or after the improvisation class, is a small combo ensemble, consisting of a maximum of six musicians and instruments appropriate for the genre. We will offer up to four combos during the Spring semester. Each combo will have two coaches, each of whom will alternate through the summer to provide broader perspectives and techniques. Entrance into Jazz 360 is by application only. Please submit your application here. A letter of recommendation from the school or private instructor is recommended. Students without a letter of recommendation may require an audition. Selection will be based on the student's ability, instrument, availability, and program capacity.For more information about our Jazz 360 program, please access the FAQ's here.

AVAILABLE SECTIONS

  Dates Days Times Fees Ages Instructor Section
Start Date: 2/9
End Date: 6/8
Days: Sa
Start Time: 11:30 AM
End Time: 12:30 PM
Fees: $1,020.00
Age: 13-18
Instructor: Gary Matsuura
Section: Jazz360
2/9 - 6/8 Sa 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM $1,020.00 13-18 Gary Matsuura Jazz360
Start Date: 2/9
End Date: 6/1
Days: Sa
Start Time: 10:30 AM
End Time: 11:30 AM
Fees: $680.00
Age: 13-18
Instructor: OCMD OCMD Faculty
Section: Jazz360Combo1
2/9 - 6/1 Sa 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM $680.00 13-18 OCMD OCMD Faculty Jazz360Combo1
Start Date: 2/9
End Date: 6/1
Days: Sa
Start Time: 12:30 PM
End Time: 01:30 PM
Fees: $680.00
Age: 13-18
Instructor: OCMD OCMD Faculty
Section: Jazz360Combo3
2/9 - 6/1 Sa 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM $680.00 13-18 OCMD OCMD Faculty Jazz360Combo3