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.

December 2015

Dear Students and Parents:

Thank you to everyone for a great Semester One! This semester is zipping by with its usual quick tempo and we are looking forward to the Spring Semester.  (Especially warmer climes.) Registration for Spring is available at

Solo recitals are scheduled for December 12/13/14 with an ENTIRE WORKS program on December 18th.  Please check with your private teacher to schedule a specific time.  Solo recitals mark the culmination of the semester’s practice and I look forward to hearing all of you.

The Virtuosi will have a concert at Northwestern University in May (details coming).  The Rubens Quartet will be at the JSoM on March 13/14 for a concert and series of classes.  Keep your eyes on the SA Calendar ( and on the JSoM Prelude, which will update you on the multitude of concerts and master classes.

Best wishes,

Mimi and String Academy Faculty


The String Academy Semester Two will resume on January 12 with the private lessons. Group classes will begin with the Virtuosi and Saturday Cello Groups on Saturday, January 17.

Please confirm your private lesson time with your teacher. For questions regarding the registration process you may also contact Sally Nicholson at

New students may contact Christina Hightower at 

THERE ARE STILL CELLO OPENINGS AVAILABLE.  Please contact Susan Moses at Susan Moses and Helen Ford are the "dream-team" cello faculty!

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Remember to check the IU Prelude for a listing of the many wonderful concerts that take place in our school.

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.

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