String Academy

Mimi Zweig

String Academy Program Director

Upcoming Pre-College String Events


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New Payment Policy

The String Academy faculty is no longer allowed to continue lessons if full payment is not received by the end of the second week of the semester.  To avoid any uncomfortable situations, there is a deadline on the registration form that indicates when payment is expected.  If there are questions regarding payment options, please contact Christina Hightower at or at 812-856-1523.

String Academy

Time to register for FALL SEMESTER  2019 
August 26 to December 14, 2019

Dear Students and Parents:
Welcome to the Fall Semester of 2019. Many exciting things are in the air. But we also are saying good-bye to Jackie Skara who accepted a professorhip position at Oklahoma State University. We are welcoming to the faculty Monica Chen, a MM student and Morganne Aaberg and Michele Barbosa, both  DMA students at the Jacobs School of Music.

New BEGINNER students need to contact Christina Hightower at

Students who are already playing the violin, viola or cello and wnat to join the String Academy will need to audition for us on Sunday, August 25. For an appointment, please contact Christina Hightower at

We have just come off a very exciting summer which included the Virtuosi Tour to Argentina and Chile. We will be posting videos of this trip.
The Summer String Academy which brought students from around the world together for four weeks was memorable with its classes, lessons and concerts.

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For questions regarding the registration process you may contact Robin Allen at

Registration remains open at:

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Best wishes,

Mimi Zweig

The website STRINGPEDAGOGY.COM is now open to all.  This website is a big help for students and parents of all levels. Go to:



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Dear Students and Parents:

All About the String Academy

The String Academy is open to children ages 5 -18 who wish to study the violin 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, Suzuki, and Paul Rolland. Beginning students participate weekly in both a private and group lesson. Parents are urged to support and encourage the students at private and group lessons and in 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. The first years of music instruction are the most important, for they set the stage for everything that follows. Whether a child develops into a professional musician or an amateur, the skills of concentration and the joy and love for music will remain forever.

Please download the String Academy Handbook [PDF] for guidelines and detailed information about the String Academy. Adobe Acrobat is free and can be downloaded here.

For information about the Indiana University Violin Virtuosi Documentary, go to "Circling Around - The Violin Virtuosi".