String students at Third Street develop their skills while enjoying a strong sense of community. Weekly repertoire classes nurture a love of string sound, motivate practice, and foster lasting friendships. Students gain performance experience and grow as they are showcased in Third Street’s festival performance, String ‘Stravaganza, participate in Music Hours, and are encouraged to audition for orchestra and chamber music.
Individual, duo and group lessons are available in violin, viola, cello and string bass to students of all levels. Students under 18 enjoy Suzuki approach-based lessons which pair individual instruction with a weekly Repertoire Class that immerses the student in the world of music with a group of their peers.
INSTRUMENTS AND RECOMMENDED AGES
* With department chair approval
Third Street offers many performance opportunities to its students, including Music Hours, Studio Recitals, Department Recitals and more. Click here for details on these fun and fulfilling opportunities.
STRINGS CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
The String Certificate program is new this year! Our goal is to provide an extra challenge for those who want it, and during this pilot year to learn what will be most useful for our students. Spring exams will be based on the Suzuki book levels. Students who participate will have a unique performance opportunity in the spring, and will receive a certificate of achievement. Read the Program Guide.
String ’Stravaganza is a department-wide event for all string students, held twice a year. Students of all ages and levels play together, performing pieces they have learned in Suzuki Repertoire Class while gaining experience in ensemble playing and public performance.