String Academy 1

Make Friends, Make Memories, Make MUSIC!

String Academy 1 is a fun and exciting opportunity for your child to learn to play the violin, viola, cello or bass! Due to the continued presence of Covid-19, we are not able to teach onsite at schools. But we are once again offering this wonderful program online! Last year we had amazing response to SA1 over Zoom. Teachers are experienced professionals with a passion for bringing the joy of music to young students. They keep students engaged and learning with fun and educational activities! 

Beginning online strings classes for 3rd, 4th and 5th graders will start the week of November 1st. You can choose before or after school, Mon/Wed or Tues/Thurs with several time options. Classes are 45 minutes long. We provide the instruments for a very low rental fee – and scholarships are available for both program fee and instrument rental.

Registration link will be posted here on Monday Oct 18th. Please register by October 27th so we can assign classes and get started! Need-based scholarships are available – application is part of the registration form. 

* Highly-qualified teachers
* Need-based scholarships
* We provide the instrument!

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 introducing the instruments made by our wonderful String Academy instructors! 

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

The program fee is $310 for the school year and $90 for instrument rental, as well as a book for $10 which students keep. We offer income-based scholarships for both, based on federal guidelines. We also have a lower fee schedule for those attending schools which are part of 4J’s BEST enrichment program. 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.

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

Congratulations String Academy of 2020-21! Your online concerts were inspiring! Thanks for all your hard work – you did a GREAT job!