Beginning through advanced students will find a course of string study suited to their interests. The strings options are listed below. NCA’s strings faculty are distinguished performers and expert and caring educators. Beginners or experienced players will find an inspiring environment for developing proficiency and confidence.

Individual Lesson and Musicianship Core Program

The School offers a program of classical strings study for the early beginner through the advanced high school student, beginning as young as age five. The typical weekly program for a young student includes a thirty to forty-five minute Individual Lesson and a Monthly Master Class. Older students take lessons of forty-five minutes to an hour in length, participate in a monthly master class, and as they advance, participate in Chamber Music and Repertoire Class.



Beginner Class Instruction

These small classes provide an introduction to strings study in an engaging and supportive group setting. Students learn the fundamentals of first-year study, including instrument technique and music reading. Classes explore a variety of music styles through group and solo playing and participate in NCA concerts. Teachers facilitate the transition to individual study in the second year.