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Introduction to Music Reading

(for children learning Violin)

This course gives an introduction to reading rhythms and identifying notes in the treble clef. It teaches rhythms and notes using fun characters. It is aimed at children in Suzuki book 1. The Rhythm Train books are suitable for children from about age 4 years up. The rest of the course is suitable for children once they are comfortable identifying and ordering the first 7 letters of the alphabet (A-G).

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Course Materials

The first part of this course needs the Rhythm Train books 1 and 2, which can be bought as digital downloads.


Course Content

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Rhythm Train books
How notes go up and down, note length chart, time signatures
Naming notes on the stave
Intervals, matching violin strings to stave, tones and semitones, sharps and flats
Lesson Content