• STRINGS

    RUBRIC

    Posture/Position

    Rhythm

    Left Hand/

    Note Accuracy

    Bowing

    Technique

    Preparedness

    Exceeding

    4

    Excellent posture. Sits up on edge of chair with feet flat on the floor. Instrument position is excellent.

     

    Strong sense of pulse. All rhythms performed accurately.

    Relaxed left hand, no pancake hand evident. Left hand fingers always properly placed on fingerboard.

    No note mistakes.

    All bowings performed accurately including bow lifts.   Bow always stays in the runway. Always performs correct bow hold.

    Always brings materials to lessons and rehearsals. Always practices assignments.

    Meeting

    3

    Very good posture. Sits up and off the back of chair with feet flat on floor.  Instrument position mostly correct.

     

    Basic sense of pulse. Some rhythms are incorrect.

    Mostly relaxed left hand, mostly no pancake hand evident. Fingers usually properly placed on fingerboard. Most notes performed accurately.

    Most bowings performed accurately including bow lifts. Bow almost always stays in the runway. Performs correct bow hold most of the time.

    Brings materials to lessons and rehearsals.  Practices assignments.

    Approaching

    2

     

    Posture needs improvement. In back of chair, slouching, and/or legs crossed. Instrument position needs improvement.

     

    Inconsistent pulse. Many rhythms are incorrect.

    Sometimes relaxed left hand, pancake hand evident. Fingers sometimes properly placed on fingerboard. Some notes performed accurately.

    Some bowings performed accurately including bow lifts.  Bow sometimes stays in the runway. Sometimes performs correct bowhold.

    Sometimes brings materials to lessons, sometimes practices assignments.

    Beginning

    1

    Poor posture. In back of chair, slouching, and/or legs crossed. Instrument position is incorrect. Needs individual attention.

    No obvious sense of pulse. Rhythms are incorrect. Needs individual attention.

    Left hand not relaxed. Pancake hand always evident. Fingers not properly placed on fingerboard.  Needs individual attention. Few notes performed accurately.

    Few bowings performed accurately including bow lifts. Bow rarely stays in the runway. Needs individual attention. Rarely performs correct bow hold.

    Rarely brings materials to lessons and rarely practices assignments.