String Academy

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.

String Academy

Summer 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


Dear Students and Parents:

We are now entering the last half of the Spring Semester and everything is running in full gear. Dates to keep in mind:
WED March 29 from 4 to 7:  Master Class with Pamela Frank
April 9 and 10 will kick off our first set of SOLO RECITALS for Violinists/Violists
April 21 and 22:  SOLO RECITALS for Cellists
April 23:  Last set of SOLO RECITALS for Violinists

The last day of our Spring Semester is April 28 but we roll right into Summer Session I.  Group times and most private lesson times will remian tthe same.  Summer I features the GALA SPRING Concerts for Violin and Cello which will take place on May 20th.  We will round off Summer I with another set of Solo Recitals. 

Summer Session II begins on June 26 and will run concurrently with the Summer String Academy which brings students, teachers and performers from around the world together for four exciting weeks.  Details will follow.

Registration is open for the both Summer Sessions.  Registration deadline for Summer I is April 27 and Summer II deadline is June 22.  Make sure to confirm times and places of your private lessons with your teacher. The Group Schedule changes for Summer II.


As usual, keep your eye on the JSoM Prelude to keep informed regarding the many wonderful concerts at the JSoM.

Many best wishes,

Mimi Zweig

For Summer II 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".