Sheri Eby

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Welcome to the Redding School of the Arts Strings and Band Webpage.

The RSA String Quintet won the Gold Medal Award in Sacramento at the CMEA State Level Solo and Ensemble Award and Derrick Giuntini won a Gold Medal plus the honor of a Command Performance, which is the top honor of the festival.  That was a lot of hard work and it paid off. I'm so proud of all of them!

May 24, 2018  "Spring Recital" 6 pm
RSA Orchestra : "Aragonaise and Habanera" from Bizet's Carmen Suite. 
Jr Orchestra: "Fiddles on Fire""Stone Mountain Stomp."
Strings 1: Oh!  Suzannah, Liza Jane and Bear Creek Hop.
Kinderstrings: Boil the Cabbage and Hot Cross Buns
RSA Band will perform "Sway."

Memories of band and orchestra will carry through a lifetime.  Our new RSA band has openings for every instrument, all you need is the desire to be part of a fantastic group of kids.  We have many instruments for the students to use.  We also have many instruments available for the orchestra.  Our groups play great music and have a lot fun.  


After school music with Mrs. Eby in room 10.

Monday: 12:30-1:00 Kinderstrings

Tuesday: 3:00-3:45 Beginning Strings

Wednesday: 3:00-4:00 Jr Orchestra

Thursday: 3:00-4:00 RSA Orchestra

Friday: 3:00-4:00 Band

We have a lot of fun learning music, making friends, traveling, competing and performing.  You can be as involved as you like, but you need to be motivated and willing to practice.  Depending on the age, the youngest kids need to practice consistently everyday for at least 10 minutes.  The older kids should practice at least 20-30 minutes.  
We will be using the book, "Essential Elements" for strings by Allen, Gillespie and Hayes, for
Strings 1, Jr Jr Orchestra and Jr Orchestra. $10

My classes are on the same schedule as the school.  Minimum day classes are held immediately after school dismissal.

There is a $10 fee per month for instrument maintenance and music purchases.  Make checks to RSA Student Body, memo STRINGS. 

Sheri Eby 945-7080 (no texts please)

Class information:

Kinderstrings is for kindergarteners.  A parent or guardian must pick up the child from their kindergarten class and bring them to the Kinderstrings class.  It's imperative that the person that will be practicing with the student attends the classes.  Class limit: 8

RSA Orchestra
is an advanced strings class.  Most students are 6-8th grade, or younger by director's approval.  This class also meets during the school day. Students have played their instrument's for at least 2 years.

Jr Orchestra
is 4th-5th grade, unless approved by instructor.  This class also meets during the school day. Students have played their instruments at least one year.

Beginning Strings is 1st-3rd grade.  These kids have no prior experience. Students can also take beginning violin during the school day in the "wheel" classes. 

Here is a link to the Jr High All State Orchestra.

About me, I have been teaching music for 40 years.  It is my absolute passion to introduce children into the magical world of music.  It will take them to a part of their being that they didn't know existed. This is my 7th year at RSA. I received my BA from CSUC in Music Education and my teaching credential from Simpson University.  I have been a member of the Reno Philharmonic, Redding Symphony, North State Symphony, Shasta Symphony, Sahara Tahoe show orchestra, Harrah's Reno and Tahoe show orchestras.  I have also been the California State Fiddle Champion, twice in the adult division. I studied the Suzuki School of Violin in Logan, Utah and Portland, Ore. My private violin teachers include: William Barbini, Sacramento, David Mallory, Chico. Dennis Butterfield, Reno. Alfred Lueffler, Chico.