Strings

The Music Academy’s String Program offers private lessons in violin, viola, cello, and classical guitar, as well as supplemental weekly violin group lessons. The string program  believes that all children can learn to their potential when placed in an environment that includes clear instruction, an involved parent, and regular opportunities to listen and perform.

Beginning string students may have the opportunity for additional coachings  with university students who are in pedagogy classes. Parents are required to attend all lessons and supervise daily home practice sessions. Group and solo performance opportunities are offered each semester and chamber music is available for advanced students.  A summer chamber camp is held in the month of August.

Instruction is based on a combination of the methods of Shinichi Suzuki, Paul Rolland, and the experiences of the professional teachers. Instructors  emphasize  an easy and balanced approach to playing the instrument, with a wide range of repertoire, and strive to instill a sense of discipline and a love for music.