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Beginner Violin Class at Susquehanna University!
Fall 2023

For grades K-5, this is a great way to get started on violin!

Students will learn with college violinist helpers enrolled in our pedagogy course.

Mondays, 4:15-4:45 9/11-11/20.  (one week off for fall break) For complete schedule, click HERE

$100 for full semester (plus materials, see below)

Students will receive personal attention while still feeling like they're part of a group!

"Graduates" of this class will be offered private violin instruction in future semesters. 


1. Violin & Bow:  We recommend renting from JR Judd in Williamsport. 

(Staff will measure student to get the correct size.)

2. Shoulder rest:  You'll need a firm but contoured rest such as the "Kun" brand.  JRJudd has these for purchase, or you can shop HERE.

3. Song booklet (Beginner curriculum compiled by Jennifer Sacher Wiley, nationally-recognized "pre-Twinkle" songs)

Download HERE

Violinists who got their start in SU's Prep Program

Canyon Swartzentruber, former student of SU alum Valerie Smith-Gonzalez (currently 10th grader, Lewisburg)
Isabelle Kim, former student of SU alum Leah Gardiner, currently 12th grader, Lewisburg

Lead Instructor, Jennifer Sacher Wiley

Dr. Wiley has been performing and teaching students of all ages for over 30 years.  She is the violin professor at Susquehanna University, leads a pre-college studio of a dozen students ages 7-17, and is the Music Director & Conductor of the West Shore Symphony Orchestra.

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