Strings - Community Music School

Strings

The UNCSA Community Music School is committed to providing string students at all ages and ability levels with access to the best quality instruction, ensemble opportunities and performance experiences. Teachers include UNCSA faculty, plus many dedicated educators with a wide range of performance experience and teaching perspectives.   

There are two tracks of string instruction available through the CMS: Suzuki Violin for young violists, and traditional string lessons for violinists, violists, cellists, and bassists of all ages. Each approach has its advantages, and parents of young students are encouraged to consult with the Community Music School to find the best fit. Advanced students may audition for the studios of UNCSA School of Music faculty members.  

Find information for your age:

Infant - Kindergarten (5 mo-5yr)

Students ages 3 and up may take Suzuki violin classes

Students ages 4 and up may also take Suzuki cello or traditional track private lessons in violin, viola, and cello with teacher approval.

Elementary (6-10yr)

30 -minute private lessons are available for 1st grade students and up in violin, viola, cello and bass, with teacher approval for younger students. 

Students are also encouraged to enroll in group piano for young beginners and the Children's Chorus to grow musicality. 

Advanced track with teacher approval – up private lessons to 45 minutes or 2x/week, add supplemental 30 minute private piano lessons after or in place of group piano.

Middle (11-13yr)

45-minute private lessons are available in violin, viola, cello and bass.

Students in the 6th grade will complete their final year of choral ensemble. Students in the 7th grade and above should be enrolled in Music Theory and Ear Training.

Advanced Track with teacher approval: 2x week 45 min. lessons or 1x/week 60 minute lessons, 45 minute supplementary private lessons (piano), ensemble

High (14-18yr)

60-minute private lessons are available in violin, viola, cello and bass.

45-minute piano lessons are encouraged for students to supplement music education. 

Students should also be enrolled in Music Theory and Ear Training. 

Advanced Track: 2x/week 60 minute lessons, 45 minute supplementary piano, theory, or composition lessons, ensemble

Adult (18+)

45 or 60-minute private lessons are available in violin, viola, cello and bass.

Beginner adults are encouraged to enroll in Group Piano for Adult Beginners and all adult students should be enrolled in Music Theory and Ear Training. 


Next Steps

  • Click here to pre-register for strings classes or lessons.