Strings Department

Private instruction is the foundation of successful strings training. Our violin faculty are experienced performers and teachers that have been trained and educated by some of the best mentors in the world.

Private lessons:

This is traditional private violin lessons. One-on-one weekly instruction (technique, music theory, performance, repertoire) from a highly trained and dedicated violin teacher. H&S offers weekly lessons of 30 (for age 5 and under), 45, 60, and 75 minutes, supported by theory, music history, chamber playing, and pedagogy. Auditions are held to determine current level and eligibility for other programs. Tuition $245/month (45-min lesson).*

In addition to private instruction, we also offer programs that will enhance the musical growth and educational experience of each student.

Programs offered:

Billiante Strings:

We are thrilled to announce auditions for a cello and violin performing group, Brilliante! Brilliante will be touring Tanzania, Africa next summer 2020!  We will perform, serve in the community, and enjoy an African safari.  The dates for the tour are July 15 - Monday July 27.  READ MORE!

Music and Movement: (ages 1-5)

This is a class for young musicians that helps children develop a love for music. We dance, sing, move, and create music together in this weekly 45-minute class. Held weekly on Wednesdays 9:30-10:15 AM (subject to change). Two 8-week terms offered, beginning Aug. 7. Tuition: $140/term. *

Advanced Theory classes:

In addition to the built-in theory lab that each student receives with their monthly tuition, classes are offered for students who are advanced in theory. These are semester-long classes that will help prepare students for college theory courses as well as AP Theory exams and other formal examinations.

Chamber Groups:

For advanced strings students, opportunities will be available to play in chamber groups with other advanced musicians, both vocal and instrumental. Mentoring from one of our outstanding faculty will ensure that each member of the group receives attention and instruction.

Teaching Apprenticeships:

High school students who are interested in teaching privately throughout college or professionally will have the opportunity to shadow one of our faculty and receive one-on-one mentoring on how to set up a policy, teach technique, learn about different methods etc. They will also be given the responsibility to mentor/tutor younger students, under the guide of their mentor.

* All students receive 45-minutes of theory lab with their monthly tuition at no additional cost. Theory lab includes access to computer stations and help from a theory mentor when needed.