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    20 % off on twice a week 30 min private lessons

    No code needed. Monthly Auto payment only. 

    Enrichment Classes Weekly Schedule ( prospective minimum 4 participants required)

    Kids Musical with ms Gabrielle

    • Wednesdays at Woodside 6:15-7pm, $300 ($150 for weekly students)

    Write your own musical! 

    In this class we will explore writing our own songs! (for age 6-12)

    Introduction to singing techniques and gaining confidence in our voices will be our first focus.

    We will also learn an introduction to scales, chords and intervals in preparation for writing our own songs.

    Together we will come up with themes for songwriting, and work on lyric writing and song-craft. The semester will culminate in a performance open to the public where we bring these songs to life in the first act of our very own musical. 

    • Creative Lego Workshop Wednesdays at Woodside 4:30-5:30pm(10 sessions x $30)

    Group Music Classes

    Music For Little Mozart



    Music for Little Mozart Series is made especially for the preschool age group (four-, five- and six-year-olds). This curriculum provides a balance between the discipline necessary for playing the piano and the enjoyment one receives from the process of music making. Three correlating books (Music Lesson Book, Music Workbook and Music Discovery Book) at each of four levels guide the children through a comprehensive approach to musical learning, using the piano over approximately a two-year period. Twice a week lesson required.

    $30/45 min Group class x 10 weeks minimum

    Adventures in Violinland

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    Young children learn to play
    the violin in a creative, joyful

    yet technically challenging
    environment from the beginning.

    violin/cello for age 4-6 yr

    Sat 11-11:45am ($30 x 10 lessons)

    Our 7-year old started with Ms. Choi with violin when he was 4, but when he heard Choi perform on her cello at a recital, he insisted on switching - and has never looked back. Now, he’s almost done with Suzuki book 2, and I’m continually impressed with his progress on the cello. Choi’s a great teacher - warm, but firm and keeps him focused. His 5-year old sister started violin at Sunnyside about 1 1/2 years ago too - her current teacher, Jessica, is great with kids and really keeps her engaged and motivated to practice! We are also big fans of Sunnyside’s pop-up and summer camp options. The kids do creative craft projects, play with legos, practice instruments, go to the park - and in the summer, my son even got to play in the rock band! They are our “go-to” for all school holidays when we have to work. The programming is much more engaging than other pop-up camps we’ve tried. The kids always come home with a cool craft and they learned something!
    — google reveiw
    Check out this hidden art germ Afterschool-Sunnyside String School Art Class inspired by pop-art star Jeff Koons available to youngsters in Sunnyside, they are so fortunate!
    — Eli Rosenburg, NY Daily News
    Choi Fairbanks is an amazing violin instructor! Choi is skilled at engaging a small child and making the violin lessons so much fun through music education & play. My son gets more than a violin lesson when he meets with Choi. That is, his fine motor skills, attention span and ability to distinguish sounds has greatly improved. My son is only 3.5 years old and he always looks forward to his violin lessons!
    — Yelp review
    Our 6 year old son has been taking piano with Ms. Choi for two years. The teacher is patient and knows how to work with children. Right now he is making up his own songs to learn the notes! Highly recommended
    — google review
    My daughter has been attending Sunnyside String School since kindergarten. She loves the art there which ranges the gamet from creating artwork based on weaving, creating robots from recycled materials to Jeff Koons inspired crafts. In addition to that they have music, lego and theater. The teachers including ms. Choi teach the kids so well. In addition they also provide after school care where the children can do homework, before their specialty. It’s a real boon to the neighborhood!
    — google review

    If you take a violin, you can make it sound 50 different ways. Not just pizzicato and played by the bow, but ponticello, and harmonics, and tremolos. If you take an oboe and play it, there’s about one way you can make it sound: like an oboe
    — John Corigliano
    Actively learning to play an instrument can help a child’s academic achievement... the study showed that students who played instruments in class had more improved neural processing than the children who attended the music appreciation group.”... “We like to say that ‘making music matters,’” said Kraus. “Because it is only through the active generation and manipulation of sound that music can rewire the brain. ”
    — TIME

    Last day of Summer Camp 2014

    We celebrated our greatest city "New York" . Enjoy and have a great summer!

    Posted by Choi Fairbanks on Friday, July 11, 2014