Mimi Zweig

String Academy Program Director

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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.

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



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August 2016

Dear Students and Parents:

The intense summer programs of the String Academy are now in the past and we are looking forward to the Fall Semester 2016.  Private lessons will begin on August 22 with the first groups beginning on Saturday, August 27.  This year the Book One and Book Two Violin Groups will be taking place on Saturday mornings.  Please keep this in mind as you organize your fall schedules. The calendar is on the website and will be updated as more events unfold.

We are welcoming to our faculty this year Zoe Martin-Doike, a former String Academy student herself.  She spent the last six years at the Curtis Institute and is now back at the JSoM to complete her MM degree. (Time flies......) We have said farewell to TzeYing Wu who has moved to Little Rock, AK to build a String Academy for the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra.  We will miss her! There is an influx of new students this year and we wish them a warm welcome. 

Registration deadline for Fall is August 19, 2016

For the FALL 2016:
All new students, please contact Christina Hightower at  Students who have had previous training outside the String Academy are required to audition. The audition will take place on Friday, Aug 19 at 5pm and Sunday, Aug 21 at 1pm in MA011.  Please contact Christina Hightower ( to secure a time.

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Many best wishes,

Mimi and the Faculty

Reminders: Please confirm your private lesson time with your teacher.  Group class times will be posted very soon.  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".

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