Last Update: 08/07/2017

Beginning String Classes

2017-2018 Season 

Beginning string classes in violin, cello and bass are offered to students from 5-14 years of age with no prior strings knowledge. Although there are no audition requirements for acceptance into a string class, a young student must have an attention level which will allow him/her to take part in a one-hour small group class, without becoming bored or disruptive.

Date and Location of Beginning Strings classes:
Strings classes meet for one hour late Sunday afternoons at the Marcia P. Hoffman Institute at Ruth Eckerd Hall. The tuition of $275 includes at least 25 one-hour small group classes. String classes are tentatively scheduled to begin on September 17th and finish with an end-of-the-year recital in late April.

Important Note: A parent or guardian will be required to attend each string class with the enrolled student. This enables the parent to understand what is being taught and thereby help reinforce the lesson during the studentís practice sessions at home.

Pre-registration for Beginning String Classes:
Please complete the pre-registration form available here. Submitting this registration form will place your child in line for classes. Class spaces will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. An email confirming the receipt of the online registration form will be sent to each applicant.

Letter of Acceptance: A letter detailing a studentís class assignment and time and other class information will be mailed at least one week prior to classes starting.

Final registration and Tuition Payment for Beginning String Classes:
Final registration will take place on the first day of class. A student's tuition of $275 must be paid in full and submitted to PYS by the start of the 2nd class. The tuition fee is non-refundable.

Obtaining String Instruments:
Violins may be purchased or rented at reasonable rates from local area music stores.