Group Strings

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Group Violin @ MAC
Manhattan Arts Center's Group Violin classes are an introduction to violin for students ages 4-12. These group classes have a more informal approach and are designed for students who are not taking private lessons. MAC Group Violin meets weekly for 10 weeks each semester. Each level is designed as a one-year curriculum that runs September to May, but students may join in January. For more information, please call Education Director Susanne Glymour. (785) 537-4420.

To register for private lessons, please complete the Private Lesson Inquiry Form. Once the form is submitted, you will be contacted to schedule private lessons.
We offer scholarships for students whose household meet the federal qualifications for  free or reduced lunch. Please contact MAC at 785-537-4420 for more information when registering. 

Fiddle 101
For grades 6+
Mondays, Sept. 18 - Oct. 9
6:00-7:00pm, in the Kirmser Gallery @ MAC
This introduction to traditional fiddling will explore basic principles such as bow hold, the shuffle, double stops, learning/playing by ear, chord positions, variations, ornamentation, theory, jam etiquette, and more! The goal is to equip students with the tools to play comfortably in a group setting. 

Fiddle 101.5
For grades 6+
Mondays, Oct. 16 & 23
6:00-7:00pm, in the Kirmser Gallery @ MAC

These two additional fiddling sessions will expand on the content of Fiddle 101. We'll cover cross-tuning and developing harmony parts. 

String Studio Class
Studio classes are designed for students ages 13 years and up. This is a performance class where students play their ready pieces in front of each other and provide feedback to one another. This informal setting develops students' critical thinking and is for intermediate/advanced students. 

Suzuki String Program 
The Suzuki Program incorporates private lessons with group classes. Private lessons allow each child to receive individualized attention and faster pace of skill development while group lessons create a fun and social learning environment and an entirely different skill-set. Parents in this program form a strong bond with their child by attending each lesson and practicing at home with their child. Suzuki is appropriate for students ages 3 and up. The Suzuki method creates a joyful learning environment with parental support; for more about the Suzuki method, please visit THIS LINK. 

Suzuki Group Class
Suzuki group classes will be for the students between ages of 4-12. This class includes activities for students and parents (optional), conducted by the teacher. It is for beginner or beginner/intermediate students. 

Ukulele Orchestra
All Ages
Sundays, Sept. 24 - Nov. 12
4:00-4:45pm in the Art Annex Bldg.
Want to try something new? Want to make music with a friend, a child, or a partner? Whether you have no musical background, or music experience on a different instrument, everyone is welcome. Learn the basics of ukulele playing, with rhythm, chords, and strumming techniques. Play in a group and make some happy noise.

CSPA Strings Instructors

Yona Chiang - violin/viola

Clara Kachanes - violin/viola

Chansong Park - violin/viola

Bridget O'Neill - violin/viola

Regan Lattey - violin/viola

Kat Sterbenz - cello

Nicholas Dvorske - cello
Russell Clark - upright bass
Derrick Doty - fiddle

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Young children play the violin in our group violin class

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