String Academy

Mimi Zweig

String Academy Program Director

Upcoming Pre-College String Events


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New Payment Policy

The String Academy faculty is no longer allowed to continue lessons if full payment is not received by the end of the second week of the semester.  To avoid any uncomfortable situations, there is a deadline on the registration form that indicates when payment is expected.  If there are questions regarding payment options, please contact Christina Hightower at or at 812-856-1523.

String Academy

Spring 2017

Registration Now Available!

The website STRINGPEDAGOGY.COM is now open to all.  This website is a big help for students and parents of all levels. Go to:



JSoM Virtuosi performing at ESCUELA ANACLETO GIL  and

November 2016

Dear Students and Parents:

Thank you for the wonderful Halloween Concerts with beautiful playing and stunning costumes! We are now looking forward to the Solo Recitals which will take place on December 4, 10 and 11. These recitals give all String Academy students the opportunity to perform a solo and listen to peers of all ages and levels.

Registration is open for the Spring Semester and the calendar is updated.  Registration deadline is January 6, 2017. The Violin Virtuosi groups will begin on Saturday, January 7. Private lessons begin on January 9 and other groups begin on January 14. Make sure to confirm times and places of your private lessons with your teacher.


Peter Stumpf (the very famous cellist and professor at the JSoM) will be performing with the Chamber Orchestra on April 15 so keep this date in mind. Details to follow.

Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!

Best wishes,

Mimi Zweig

NOTE:  Thanksgiving vacation dates are November 19 to 27, 2016.

For the SPRING 2017:
All new students, please contact Christina Hightower at  Students who have had previous training outside the String Academy are required to audition.  Please contact Christina Hightower ( to secure a time.

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For questions regarding the registration process you may also contact Michele Stebbins at

All About the String Academy

The String Academy is open to children ages 5 -18 who wish to study the violin and cello through a curriculum that includes private and group lessons, theory and master classes, chamber music, and performance opportunities. Instruction is based upon the methods and philosophies of Mimi Zweig, Suzuki, and Paul Rolland. Beginning students participate weekly in both a private and group lesson. Parents are urged to support and encourage the students at private and group lessons and in daily practice.

The special training, experience and expertise of the outstanding faculty in the musical education of young people results in students playing with technical ease and musical sensitivity. The first years of music instruction are the most important, for they set the stage for everything that follows. Whether a child develops into a professional musician or an amateur, the skills of concentration and the joy and love for music will remain forever.

Please download the String Academy Handbook [PDF] for guidelines and detailed information about the String Academy. Adobe Acrobat is free and can be downloaded here.

For information about the Indiana University Violin Virtuosi Documentary, go to "Circling Around - The Violin Virtuosi".