String Academy

Welcome to the String Academy

The String Academy is open to students between the ages of 5 -18 who wish to study the violin, viola and cello through a curriculum that includes private and group lessons, theory and master classes, chamber music, and performance opportunities. Instruction is based upon the methods and philosophies of Mimi Zweig, Shinichi Suzuki, and Paul Rolland. Parents are an important part of the early years of study; they attend all lessons and support the daily practice.

The special training, experience and expertise of the outstanding faculty in the musical education of young people results in students playing with technical ease and musical sensitivity. String Academy students who have taken the path of becoming musicians are now performing and teaching throughout the world. All students attain skills of concentration, develop a sense of high self-esteem, and keep with them a joy and love for music that remains forever.

Fall 2020 String Academy

August 24–December 12

Tuition and fees
The tuition represents a Corona discount for the semester.

1 hour private lesson and master class/week – $700

45 minute lesson and group class/week – $575

30 minute lesson and group class/week- $425

We will try to arrange helper lessons for Book One/Two students in conjunction with Mimi Zweig’s Pedagogy Class.

There is a $25 discount for each addition child in the program.

Non-Refundable Registration Fee: $15
MUST be paid at the time of application to be considered registered.

*Please DO NOT send checks or other forms of payment to the Office of Pre-College and Summer Programs


Once a student is enrolled in the program, requests for refunds will be considered on a case-by-case basis and must be made in writing to The $15 registration fee is non-refundable, and there is a $50 cancellation fee once classes begin.Any approved refunds will be made in the same form in which they were paid.


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