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About InSight

InSight, the junior division of AFS, focuses on sight-reading and basic ensemble skills (both orchestral and chamber).  It is open to young players who are already reading music well in 1st position, with some awareness of 3rd position. InSight student are typically ages 9 through 12, and in Suzuki book 3.  New in 2023 is PreView, a group for book 2 young readers.  See bottom of this page for more.

InSight helps students to read music better, to gain confidence in their ability to play with others, and to work together to make beautiful music. Skills and repertoire classes, theory and music-reading games, and Dalcroze Eurythmics-based movement classes will help improve each child’s personal musical skills.


InSight’s emphasis
on service to the Giver of music focuses the efforts of the young students. Sharing music in performance with elderly and less-privileged audiences teaches our students to be grateful for the ability to make music and for the privilege of bringing joy to others.


Please note:
each InSight student age 9 or under must be accompanied by a parent or other responsible adult to all InSight events.

InSight includes:
  • Group classes
  • Skills and repertoire classes
  • Theory and music-reading games
  • Dalcroze-based movement classes
  • Guided sight-reading chamber music groups
  • Sharing through playing for others
  • Making new friends
  • Playing music together
  • Ice-Breaker Picnic
  • Exciting chamber music concerts to attend
InSight Schedule

Monday

    1:00 p.m. Check-In and orientation

    Group Classes and one Sight-Reading Session

    Theory Games and Eurythmics

    Skills and Repertoire Class

    Ice-Breaker Picnic


Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

    8:30 a.m. Descant

    Group Classes and two Sight-Reading Sessions

    Sessions of Theory Games and Eurythmics

    Skills and Repertoire Class

    Done at 5:00 p.m.

Friday (done by 3:00 p.m.)

    8:30 a.m. Descant

    Community Service Concerts

    Pizza Feed

    Large Ensembles Concert

About PreView

PreView: Students with basic reading skills and in Suzuki book 2 will benefit from playing in one- or two-part ensembles, and learning to follow a conductor.  PreView students attend only partial days, and do not plan to perform in the concerts.  Descant and concerts are open to attend, but not required.  Students must be at least age 6, and must be accompanied by a guardian.

PreView Schedule

Monday
   1:00 p.m. Check-in and Orientation
   One group class, one Music and Movement class

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
    Two group classes, Music and Movement class

Friday

     No appointments

2 young students playing violin
Three boys playing violin
violin girl smiling
2 boys playing cello
InSight Orchestra

InSight Orchestra in concert June 23, 2022