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Violin or Viola Combined Class: Beginner Register View Cart

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play the violin or viola? You may choose either in this program.

You will start at the very beginning with learning how to hold the instrument properly, learn how to bow and read music. The pace with which you will learn new material will parallel the speed at which you absorb the content and concepts that are presented each week.

Beginner's Program.  Please note that this program is for complete beginners with no experience playing viola or violin. If you have prior experience, please contact the instructor, Sharon Waxman at to see if this class would be appropriate for you to take.
Practice.  You need to plan to practice on your own at home at least 15-20 minutes, 3-5 days a week. On the first day we will go over the proper way to practice in order to effectively learn and retain material we cover each week.   

The book we use in the program is included in the registration fee.  Once registered, the instructor needs an email letting her know which instrument you plan to learn so the appropriate book will be available for you on the first day.

You must have your instrument for the first day.  If you don’t already own an instrument,  contact the instructor for information on obtaining one prior to purchasing or renting. Some instruments on online will not be suitable for this program. 

Instructor: Sharon Waxman
Bio: Originally from New Jersey, she began playing piano at age 5. At age 11 she added viola lessons and was recognized by her teacher as a natural at the instrument. After 6 months of study, she was accepted in the South Jersey Regional Orchestra.  At age 13, the Interlochen Arts Festival in Interlochen, Michigan welcomed her as a performer, and later that same year, she earned a place in the prestigious Juilliard School’s Pre-College program in New York City.   She currently is a member of the Montpelier Chamber Orchestra.  Sharon plays an asymmetric- cornerless viola made by the Canadian luthier, John Newton. She has studied with: Elizabeth Reid, Melissa Hullman, Jerzy Kosmala, Eugene Becker, and Dorothy Sobieski.

Registration Info:
  • All Registration is done online and there are two payment options.
  • At Checkout you will have the option to pay online or offline.
  • 1. Online Payment Option is with a credit card (A convenience fee of $2 or 3.5 % is added, whichever is higher). Using this option your balance is paid in full and the person you are registering is enrolled in the programs that you have chosen. The Online Payment Option is available until the deadline (if there is one stated), or the day before the program begins, or in the case of a weekend program the Thursday before, as list are delivered on Friday.
  • 2. Offline Payment Option is mailing, using the drop box, or bringing in a check or cash with the receipt that is generated after you register. Reminder; the person you are registering is not enrolled until payment is received. The Offline Payment Option, closes a week prior to the start of a program or deadline to register. This is done so that mailing in payment reaches us prior to the start of the program.
  • When the Offline Payment Option is closed you can come into the Rec. Office to register and pay with cash or check.
  • Please create a household account prior to coming in if you don't have one already.
  • Program numbers are checked one week prior to start date to see if minimum number is met. If not a program can be cancelled due to low enrollment.
  • No registrations are accepted after the second meeting of a program.
  • Don't Wait! Register Early! (A program might be cancelled due to low enrollment).

Register Activity Ages Grades Days Date/Time Fees
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Viola or Violin for Adults 
18 - 99  N/A  01/09/2019 - 02/13/2019
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Williston Central School - Band Room
$97.00 Res, $102.00 Non-Res
* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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