You will have several playing tests each marking period. In these playing tests, you will be assessed on the material we are covering in lessons and in class. These assessments might be on a rhythm study, a bowing, a scale, an etude, or our concert music. I will also use a rubric to assess each student. There will be roughly three playing tests per marking period. Students who are on cycle are still required to complete the playing tests.
These tests are given not to stump you or make your life miserable, but to help maintain a consistent level of practice and discipline. I look for growth in these assessments. Each student will be graded individually and a “Playing Exam” grade will be issued. The criteria for grading will include, but will not be limited to, tone production, rhythmic accuracy, stylistic accuracy, and correct notes.