Ms. O'Driscoll's Webpage

Ms. O'Driscoll


Advanced, Intermediate, and Beginner Strings


3rd Grade Chorus


3rd-5th Grade General Music 



Eileen.O'Driscoll@sbschools.org


 


"Challenge Your Limits"





 IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS 







STRINGS PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

Indian Fields Elementary currently offers group lessons on violin, viola, cello, and double bass to any willing  4th or 5th grader. In addition to group lessons, students also get the opportunity to perform as part of a string orchestra. Sign-ups occur at the beginning and end of each school year. If interested, stop by the music room and ask for more information or email Ms O'Driscoll.



REHEARSAL SCHEDULE

Symphonic Orchestra


Tuesdays 12:20


Concert Orchestra


Tuesdays 11:40


3rd Grade Chorus


Fridays 10:50




FUN MUSIC WEBSITES:

San Fransisco Symphony Kids

Dallas Symphony Kids


New York Philharmonic Kids Zone


Beatboxing Incredibox


Music Games!





THE VIOLIN / VIOLA CORNER


Violin / Viola Technique

Learning how to properly hold the violin and viola can be really tough. Here are a few pictures and a video that might give you a clearer idea of what you should look like when you play the violin or viola:

Full View and Sitting Posture



Violin / Viola Hold



Bow Hold



Bow Placement




 





THE CELLO CORNER

Cello Technique

The following pictures should hopefully give you a better understanding of how you should look when you play the cello properly. Remember, it may be difficult at first but learning how to hold the cello and bow properly will help you in the long run.

Full View and Sitting Posture



Cello Hold



Bow Hold



Bow Placement






Bass Corner coming soon!!!

Instrument Video Lessons
Bass
How to Hold Transport
Left-hand Technique Right-hand Technique


Cello
Setup and Posture Resting Position
Left-hand Technique Right-hand Technique


Violin/Viola
Setup Playing Posture
Playing Position Playing Position 2
Orchestra Seating Drawing the Bow
Right-hand Technique Right-hand Technique 2