StringSchool News

New Classes Starting!

Classes for beginners are starting soon, and students with experience may join a class at any time. Please use this page as a guide to find a class, to renew or return a loaner violin, to learn about schedule changes, and to find info about our recitals.

Beginner Classes

Group lessons are affordable, fun, and a great way to make new friends—and maybe being part of a group will give you that little nudge to keep practicing. Our sessions will cover posture, holding the violin and bow, basic technique, and fun music. You do not need to know anything about the violin or music—this class is for absolute newcomers! You probably won't notice that every lesson is designed to build your skills methodically, and while you're home, you can access helpful info and pictures, fingerings, sound clips, and exercises from the Students section of this web site. After this two month course, students will be able to participate in recitals that are held three times per year. Please follow this link for more info.

Students with Experience

Please write ed@stringschool.com  and describe your experience and/or what pieces you are currently playing. From there we can see if there is a class near your level of playing that you can visit and observe—or participate in if you wish!  You can also visit this page to see a list of available classes for students with experience. Also, students with 3+ years of lessons may be interested in joining our Violin Ensemble.

Continuing Students

Signing up for class early will help ensure that your class will be offered as planned, groups with fewer than 5 students may be canceled, or postponed, so please reserve your place in class ahead of time.

For continuing students with…

2 months of lessons, your next class is “Violin 1b
4 months of lessons, your next class is “Violin 1c
6 months of lessons, your next class is “Violin 1d
8 months of lessons, your next class is “Violin 1e
10 months of lessons, your next class is “Violin 1f” or "Violin 2a" if we have completed our first book by the end of "Violin 1e"
1-3 years of lessons, please see this list of classes for Experienced students.
3+ years of lessons, please have a look at our new Violin Ensemble class.

Don't see your next class? Please be in touch as your next class may be arranged in the future, and not yet visible in the current schedule. Students waiting for classes to begin may wish to take private lessons during the interim, please visit the Private Lessons page to schedule meeting times.

StringSchool students who have taken a break from lessons are always welcome to back! If you're unsure of which class to join, please write.

Loaner Violin Return/Renewal

If you are renting an instrument, the rental will be due to be renewed or returned no later than your last scheduled class. Please follow these instructions to renew or return your loaner instrument.

Recitals

Throughout the year, recital opportunities are available for every student. Recitals offer students a chance to share what they have been learning in lessons, and to gain experience playing for others. Group class students may play a solo, in small ensembles and/or as part of a larger group. Friends and family are always welcome at our recitals, and a casual reception follows every event. Please follow this link for more details.

Do-Over, Taking a Class Again

If you've been away from lessons for a while, or if you've missed a lot of classes, it is possible to take a class over again.  Please follow this link for more info.

"After waiting for decades to do something I've dreamed of, I am amazed at how much I've leaned and progressed in such a short time. If playing the violin is what you want to do, StringSchool is an excellent way to learn and grow."
Yvonne B.
Fort Lee, NJ
"After all those years of thinking & wondering if I could or should, I finally feel that I AM A VIOLINIST."
Irene K.
NYC
"The group lessons are the best clean fun around. Better than therapy! You'll feel great about learning something that can nurture your soul for the rest of your life."
Mary Ann C.
NYC
"Playing with a group is so much more fun than playing alone, and it's easy to find people to play with who are at roughly the same level as you, whether you've recently started or have been playing for years."
Kori N.
NYC
It's never too late to pick up the instrument that you love!
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NYC