Friday Group Classes

Spring semester: Jan 6 - May 26

(We will not meet on March 17 during spring break)

Mid-week classes can also be opened up if there is sufficient interest. Please email me at if you are interested in a midweek group lessons.

Homeschool beginning string class

Beginning Strings

Violin • Viola • Cello • Bass

Fridays 4-5 pM

Students will learn the basics of caring for their instrument, proper playing position, reading music, playing the D Major, G Major and C Major one octave scales and arpeggios. They will learn to play many beginning level songs. Sound Innovations Book 1 is the method book to be completed the first year. Last year the faster students even went through book two in one year!


For violin, viola, cello, or bass you will need a complete instrument outfit. This includes the instrument, shoulder rest (for violin and viola), bow, rosin, and case. Students should also have a stand for practicing. The Manhasset stands are the absolute best for the long-term (will last the rest of their life!) but fold-up stands are okay too. The music should be at eye-level for practicing.

Where do I get my instrument?

Here is a list for where to look for rentals. Most places have a rental to purchase plan. They are there to help you through the year if you have any difficulty with the instrument. I highly suggest renting or renting to purchase over just buying a cheaper instrument online where you might have quality issues and no help after purchase.

What is the cost?

The spring semester is $150 per month for five months or $700 ($50 off!) if paid in full by January 6

Email me at if you have any questions!