Instrumental Programs

The School for Strings, New York’s premiere Suzuki-based school offers comprehensive Instrumental Instruction in violin, cello and piano to applicants ages three through eighteen. Instruction includes: Private Lessons, Group Classes, Music Theory, Orchestra and Ensemble Classes. Parents of beginner students attend a special Parent Class.

Teacher Training Program

The School for Strings’ Teacher Training Program offers Suzuki-based pedagogy Seminars in violin, cello and piano. Seminars are organized as two-year courses. Curriculum includes in-depth discussion of the Suzuki philosophy, intensive investigation of the performance and teaching points of the Suzuki materials, observation of lessons and classes and supervised teaching. Interested in applying to our Teacher Training Program?

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Alex Croxton leading his group class at the 2020 Mid Year Festival

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Our History

Established in 1970, Louise Behrend started a small Suzuki Program in Manhattan, a rigorous course for training Suzuki teachers and an oasis for nurturing young children in the art of music. Within three years, that Program expands and develops into what is today The School for Strings.

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