Level 4

Level 4 (Student level concerti and concert repertoire)

Skills

  • Refinement of foundational technique, as needed
  • Ease and mastery in navigating first 5 positions; begin extending to higher positions
  • Refining and perfecting of bow techniques
  • Increasing coordination of fast passagework
  • 3 octave major and minor scales and arpeggios
  • Growing fluency in reading above the staff, as well as more and more complex rhythms
  • Arm and hand vibrato are developed and adaptable to various styles
  • Tone and stylistic playing are further refined and mastered; the student should be developing their own sense of style
  • Etude studies continued for development and refinement of technique

Core Repertoire

  • Suzuki books 4-7
  • Solos for Young Violinists books 2-4 (Barber)
  • Violin Technique: How to Master (Lecher)
  • Various other technical and concert literature
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