Educational Outreach

String Quartet

Educational Outreach

VETTA has been providing arts exposure and educational outreach performances to Singapore schools since its inception, which have been well-received by students and teachers alike. Many students may be familiar with a band instrument, but not a string instrument which is the backbone of a symphony orchestra. Utilising our versatile repertoire that spans Classical, Tango, Jazz, Broadway, and Pop, we hope to demonstrate that a Classical string quartet can be cool; and inspire your students to seek out a broader range of music, or even pick up a string instrument.

Our programme has been accepted for the National Arts Council’s – Arts Education Programme (NAC-AEP), and is eligible for the Tote Board Arts Grant subsidy. Find out more:

VETTA has been providing arts exposure and educational outreach performances to Singapore schools since its inception, which have been well-received by students and teachers alike. Many students may be familiar with a band instrument, but not a string instrument which is the backbone of a symphony orchestra. Utilising our versatile repertoire that spans Classical, Tango, Jazz, Broadway, and Pop, we hope to demonstrate that a Classical string quartet can be cool; and inspire your students to seek out a broader range of music, or even pick up a string instrument.

Our programme has been accepted for the National Arts Council’s – Arts Education Programme (NAC-AEP), and is eligible for the Tote Board Arts Grant subsidy. Find out more:

NEW: Digital Format

Teachers can purchase access to a 27 / 35-min pre-recorded video hosted online on a video-sharing platform, and use their preferred mode of broadcast (e.g. screen-share via video-conferencing software; projection in classroom) to present the programme to his/her students.
Find out more at the NAC-AEP programme listing.

Learning Points
  • Introduction to String Instruments
  • Introduction to String Quartet
  • Introduction to Different Music Genres
  • Appreciation of Versatility of String Quartet
Performance Highlights
  • Solo demonstrations of: Violin, Viola and Cello
  • Unique String Quartet Renditions of Various Music Genres
  • Audience Interaction / Worksheet for Information Reinforcement
  • Layering Concept of a “Canon”

Live Performance

Trailer (Digital Format)


Testimonials (Digital Format)

Everything went well and both students and teachers enjoyed the video and songs played by Vetta’s String Quartet. The quality of the recording is good too! 😊👍
~ Ms Jo-Anne, Chua Chu Kang Secondary School

 

Thanks for the provision of the program for our assembly program. I have heard positive feedback from the teachers who were with the students during the assembly. They found it refreshing and a good exposure for the children as well.
~ Mr Bernard, Rosyth School

 

The video was well-paced and the explanations were clear for the students. Both teachers and students enjoyed all the song choices which we can relate to. The questions in the worksheets are also very useful and can be simplified to suit the lower primary.
~ Sherene, Yew Tee Primary School

 

Worksheet (Digital Format)

To facilitate retention and reflection, we have prepared a worksheet that teachers can use directly or modify from.

WHAT IS A STRING QUARTET

NEW: Digital Format

Teachers can purchase access to a 27 / 35-min pre-recorded video hosted online on a video-sharing platform, and use their preferred mode of broadcast (e.g. screen-share via video-conferencing software; projection in classroom) to present the programme to his/her students. Find out more at the NAC-AEP programme listing.

Learning Points
  • Introduction to String Instruments
  • Introduction to String Quartet
  • Introduction to Different Music Genres
  • Appreciation of Versatility of String Quartet
Performance Highlights
  • Solo demonstrations of: Violin, Viola and Cello
  • Unique String Quartet Renditions of Various Music Genres
  • Audience Interaction / Worksheet for Information Reinforcement
  • Layering Concept of a “Canon”
Trailer (Digital Format)

Have a quick look at some of the highlights from our pre-recorded programme.

Worksheet (Digital Format)

To facilitate retention and reflection, we have prepared a worksheet that teachers can use directly or modify from.

Testimonials (Digital Format)

Everything went well and both students and teachers enjoyed the video and songs played by Vetta’s String Quartet. The quality of the recording is good too! 😊👍
~ Ms Jo-Anne, Chua Chu Kang Secondary School

Thanks for the provision of the program for our assembly program. I have heard positive feedback from the teachers who were with the students during the assembly. They found it refreshing and a good exposure for the children as well.
~ Mr Bernard, Rosyth School

The video was well-paced and the explanations were clear for the students. Both teachers and students enjoyed all the song choices which we can relate to. The questions in the worksheets are also very useful and can be simplified to suit the lower primary.
~ Sherene, Yew Tee Primary School


Traversing Cultures with a String Quartet

View our National Arts Council’s – Arts Education Programme (NAC-AEP) listing for this programme.
Programme ID: AEP0318119


Learning Points
  • Indonesian – Bengawan Solo. The Solo River is the longest river in the Indonesian island of Java, and is an important part of Javanese history. This song about the Solo River is written in a nostalgic, folk style.
  • Malay Singaporean – Di Tanjung Katong. A song that many students are familiar with; usually sung on National Day. It describes the tranquil seaside scenery of the old Katong.
  • American – Take Five. Jazz originates from the African community in America, incorporating a blend of American and European classical music with African folk songs.
  • Chinese – 月亮代表我的心 The Moon Represents My Heart. Did you know it was considered immoral to listen to romantic love songs in China until the late 1970s? Now, this famous piece is well recognized by Chinese worldwide, no matter where they are.
Performance Highlights
  • Solo demonstrations of: Violin, Viola and Cello
  • Appreciation of boundary-less music: Music can be appreciated across different cultures.
  • Audience Interaction for Information Reinforcement

Traversing Cultures with a String Quartet

Performance Highlights
  • Solo demonstrations of: Violin, Viola and Cello
  • Appreciation of boundary-less music: Music can be appreciated across different cultures.
  • Audience Interaction for Information Reinforcement
RECENT OUTREACH AT SCHOOLS

TESTIMONIALS

The video was well-paced and the explanations were clear for the students. Both teachers and students enjoyed all the song choices which we can relate to. The questions in the worksheets are also very useful and can be simplified to suit the lower primary. ~ Sherene Tan

NAC-AEP (Digital Format) at Yew Tee Primary School

Everything went well and both students and teachers enjoyed the video and songs played by VETTA’s String Quartet. The quality of the recording is good too! 😊👍 ~ Ms Jo-Anne

NAC-AEP (Digital Format) at Chua Chu Kang Secondary School

Thanks for the provision of the program for our assembly program. I have heard positive feedback from the teachers who were with the students during the assembly. They found it refreshing and a good exposure for the children as well. ~ Mr Bernard

NAC-AEP (Digital Format) at Rosyth School

I just had the privilege of viewing a live performance at Rosyth School today and was very impressed. Thank you for coming to the school and engaging our students! ~ Charlene

The children were very engaged throughout the performance! Will definitely call your company again for next year’s assembly show. ~ Mdm Shazwani, Music Teacher, Rosyth School

The students really enjoyed themselves with the songs that your team have performed. The teachers and myself were in awe with the skills and expertise of the musicians. We hope to engage you again! ~ Mdm Shazwani, Music Teacher

RECENT OUTREACH AT SCHOOLS

Educational Outreach at Rosyth School

Date: 11 November 2019Venue:
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Educational Outreach at Cantonment Primary School

Date: 07 October 2019Venue:
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Educational Outreach at Poi Ching School

Date: 03 October 2019Venue:
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Educational Outreach at Casuarina Primary School

Date: 26 August 2019Venue:
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Educational Outreach at St Anthony’s Primary School

Date: 23 May 2019Venue:
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TESTIMONIALS

The video was well-paced and the explanations were clear for the students. Both teachers and students enjoyed all the song choices which we can relate to. The questions in the…

NAC-AEP (Digital Format) at Yew Tee Primary School

Everything went well and both students and teachers enjoyed the video and songs played by VETTA’s String Quartet. The quality of the recording is good too! 😊👍 ~ Ms Jo-Anne

NAC-AEP (Digital Format) at Chua Chu Kang Secondary School

Thanks for the provision of the program for our assembly program. I have heard positive feedback from the teachers who were with the students during the assembly. They found it…

NAC-AEP (Digital Format) at Rosyth School

I just had the privilege of viewing a live performance at Rosyth School today and was very impressed. Thank you for coming to the school and engaging our students! ~…

The children were very engaged throughout the performance! Will definitely call your company again for next year’s assembly show. ~ Mdm Shazwani, Music Teacher, Rosyth School

The students really enjoyed themselves with the songs that your team have performed. The teachers and myself were in awe with the skills and expertise of the musicians. We hope…