First Approach to Music & Violin

5-7 yrs. old – Tues., 4:30-5:15PM with Caterina Vannucci – start date TBC

The course will be taught through real musical experiences where the children will be completely immersed into music. We will start by knowing the music that accompanies us every day, the music of our body, of our heart. We will listen to symphonic pieces and transform them into emotions through movement and drawing. And finally we will enter the world of the violin from its origins to its technique.

This will allow a gradual and spontaneous acquisition of a basic theoretical-musical knowledge.



Caterina Vannucci

Caterina Vannucci is an Italian violinist with 20 years of experience in the repertoire of symphonic and chamber orchestras. After graduating in violin at the Pietro Mascagni Institute in Livorno, she made her debut in the Italian Youth Orchestra. She also played as a concertino violinist of the Florence Symphonietta, under the direction of Maestro Piero Bellugi.

Later she joined the Orchestra of the Puccini Festival in Lucca, specializing in opera repertoire. In 2013 she moved to the United States and played with the Takoma Ensemble Chamber Orchestra. She currently works with the choreographer Mimmo Miccolis and the Washington Ballet and she is part of the non-profit association at Musical Heart which deals with playing in hospitals for the terminally ill.