String Academy 1

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String Academy 1 is a fun and exciting opportunity for your child to learn to play the violin, viola, cello or bass. Scroll down for more info!

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!

Watch this FUN and MUSICAL video made by our wonderful String Academy instructors introducing the instruments! 

2022-23 Season: This year, we return to teaching in person at as many schools as possible! Beginning strings classes for 3rd, 4th and 5th graders in the 4J school district will start the week of October 24th as long as there are enough participants (10 or more). Classes are 45 minutes long. And we provide the instruments! 

THANK YOU for registering your child for String Academy!
We’ve had an overwhelming response to our return to in-person strings classes. ALL CLASSES ARE NOW FULL. We hope to see you next year!

Adams (FULL), Mon/Wed, 7:30-8:15 AM
Yujin-Gakuen (FULL), Mon/Wed, 7:30-8:15 AM
Edgewood (FULL), Tu/Th, 7:30-8:15 AM
Gilham (FULL), Mon/Wed, 2:35-3:20 PM

BEST School Schedule
Howard (FULL), Mon/Wed, 4:15-5:00 PM
River Rd (FULL), Mon/Wed, 4:45-5:30 PM
Chávez (FULL), Tu/Th, 4:15-5:00 PM
McCornack (FULL), Tu/Th, 4:45-5:30 PM
Willagillespie (FULL), Tu/Th, 7:30-8:15 AM

The tuition for SA1 is $320 for the school year beginning in October. The lesson book is $10, and instrument rentals are $100. 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. Application included in the registration. We have a lower fee schedule for those attending schools which are part of 4J’s BEST enrichment program. These classes begin Oct. 24th, and there is a separate registration form, above.

PLEASE NOTE: 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. If you want String Academy at your school, be sure to let your principal and teachers know!

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

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