String Academy 1

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Why does learning an instrument matter?
•  Children with music instruction score higher in spatial and arithmetic skills.
•  Students in orchestra have the lowest levels of use of alcohol, tobacco and drugs.
•  Music-making brings the family closer together!

String Academy 1 is a fun and exciting opportunity for your child to learn to play the violin, viola, cello or bass. Small sized instruments are provided at low-cost and scholarships are available for program tuition and rental.

Watch this fun video for a quick introduction to stringed instruments!

Our longstanding partnership with the 4J school district makes this program possible. Since we have limited capacity, registrations are currently open to 3rd, 4th and 5th graders attending a 4J school, as well as home-schooled students. We hope to invite students from other schools and districts if we have space. 

The tuition for SA1 is $330 for the 23-24 school year beginning in early October and running through early June. There is charge for the lesson book which we purchase at a bulk price, and instrument rentals are $100 for the school year. The registration form includes several payment plan options. Scholarships for program fees, private lessons and/or instrument rentals are available to any family based on income.

Private Lesson Scholarships: If you didn’t apply when you registered, you can still apply for a private lesson scholarship. Click here:

Instrument Rentals: All participants must fill out an instrument rental form, which is part of the registration. If you have any questions about your instrument, please call the office at 541-484-0473.

Has your child already had a year of strings? Then you could be ready for String Academy 2!

Visit our YouTube Channel for many educational and fun videos to watch.