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Prince william String Academy


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Prince william String Academy


Violin scroll with instrument strings underneath

 

Specializing in the teaching of violin, viola, cello, bass, and piano. Offering private and group lessons, as well as chamber music coaching by professional musicians and teachers from the DC metro area. Convenient daytime/evening hours Monday through Sunday. Perfect for home-school, pre-school students as well as public and private schools. The Prince William String Academy is located in charming Old Town, Manassas,VA. 


 
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Beginning Students (7 and up)


Beginning and adult music lessons in violin, viola, cello, bass.

Beginning Students (7 and up)


Beginning and adult music lessons in violin, viola, cello, bass.

 

Starting to learn an instrument is the most important time to create lasting results for the future. The following will be stressed with the beginning and adult musicians:

  • Proper left hand/right hand technique

  • Note/Rhythm reading

  • Vibrato skills

  • Scales, etudes, and solo pieces

  • Audition/ practice techniques


 
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Int/Advanced Students


Music instructions in violin, viola, cello, and bass for the intermediate and advanced player.

Int/Advanced Students


Music instructions in violin, viola, cello, and bass for the intermediate and advanced player.

 

Intermediate to advanced string players are entering an exciting part of the learning process. Our faculty will focus on increasing the music's level of difficulty, but more importantly, they will focus on teaching musicality. Going beyond the notes on the page and learning about phrasing and the fine little nuances makes a "complete" musician.

Intermediate/Advanced musicians will focus on the following:

  • 3 and 4 octave scales and arpeggios

  • Thumb position (cello)

  • Double Stops

  • Specialty bowing techniques

  • Audition preparations


 
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Piano Education


Piano instruction for beginning students through advanced

Piano Education


Piano instruction for beginning students through advanced

 

The piano is a wonderful instrument for all ages.  For students just beginning their musical studies, piano lessons provide a solid foundation for learning any instrument.  Because of the visual nature of the keyboard, it is easy to understand music theory.  Students become fluent in reading both the bass and treble clef.  Playing the piano improves hand-eye coordination and mental acuity. The piano repertoire is beautiful, diverse, and needs no accompaniment.  


 
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Stringbabies


Early music and string education in violin and cello ages 3-6.

Stringbabies


Early music and string education in violin and cello ages 3-6.


Stringbabies® is a revolutionary strings teaching method created by English music educator Kay Tucker.  Children ages 3-6 years old can enjoy learning about music and violin/cello technique in a fun atmosphere. By using puppets, funny songs, and percussion instruments along with their string instruments, children get the best start at learning the violin or cello. Stringbabies® is taught one on one with a certified instructor or in a class setting with no more than three children. If you are a preschool or daycare provider and would like Stringbabies® taught at your facilities, please contact the academy for more information.