PATRICK G. D. CLIFFORD
Student Information
Schedule
8:00            Solfege
9:00            Practice/Lessons
12:00          Lunch
1:00            Freetime
2:00            Orchestra/Quartet
4:00            Recreation
5:00            Parent Pick-up
Mornings consist of solfege classes, practice time and lessons. Students bring their own and we sit outside and eat at the tables in the courtyard.  The afternoons are spent in chamber orchestra, master classes, quartet rehearsals or coaching’s, and free time either in the gym or on the intramural field. 
Lessons
Each student will receive a one half hour lesson with a faculty member each week. Students receive invaluable instruction in the areas of mechanical technique, musical phrasing, and artistic styles. Another important aspect of these lessons is receiving crucial feedback as to their own practice effectiveness and how well they are implementing and executing the instruction they are being given.
Tartini Group
The Tartini group is age 5-7 and is a beginning level group.  This group focuses on beginning foundational technique, scales & arpeggios, etudes and repertoire.  The group is geared toward real progress in a fun and motivating environement.
Sarasate Group 
The Sarasate Group is an intermediate level group age 8-12.  In addition to fundamentals of technique and practice technique, students at this level work on their listening skills, critical thinking skills as well as more advanced technique and repertoire.
Paganini Group
The Paganini group is an advanced level group the focuses their time on learning and performing the standard classical literature of their instrument.  Their day consists of a daily four hour practice block in the morning, as well as lessons, studio classes, master classes and performances.

 

Student Concerts
All students will have the opportunity to perform while at Stringendo.  Each week consists of two student recitals and a final concert Friday evening at 5:00 p.m.