The main focus of these classes is to learn the proper fundamentals of playing a string instrument. Significant time is devoted to posture, instrument position and dexterity. Students will have a variety of technical exercises to be mastered. In addition, the class will use standard orchestral repertoire to learn how to play as a group. Topics to be covered through this music are: Tone, intonation, rhythm, balance, and dynamics to name a few. In addition, fundamentals of music theory are a part of the course.