In his methodology, Otakar Ševčík thought of all starting musicians. He focused a great part of his attention on them as he regarded the correct approach to the instrument in the beginnings a crucial prerequisite for a successful career.
The Otakárek music school for the youngest musicians from the age of 4 to 7 is led by a team of mentors and an educational team which creates a complex program for the children. Young starting musicians can participate in activities in a collective and undergo group or individual lessons every day. During the whole course the presence of one or both parents is required.
Our priority for young children is to awaken their interest in playing a musical instrument and to given them lots of inspiration for their playing and practicing in the months that follow.
Each child will have a carefully crafted schedule of lessons with the teachers of his or her instrument of choice. Lessons will include both individual and groups lessons.
For the youngest participants, there will be a special program composed of creative activities and games. Together we will also visit interesting spots in Horažďovice.
Since it is important for children to gain experience performing on-stage, each children will have the opportunity (if they want to) to perform at a public concert and at the joint gala concert with all the other participants.
When we are not practicing, attending lessons, or performing, we’ll go on nature walks together, or go swimming. We want the children to have summer fun.
Meeting the pros
The young children will also work, both individually and in the orchestra, with the Academy’s principal teachers: violinist Josef Špaček and cellist Tomáš Jamník.
Accomodation and meals
All the children will be housed, together with their parents, in the beautiful PROUD ecocenter, where they will also take all their meals.