The WKU Pre-College Strings Program offers high-quality instruction for violin and
viola. In an environment that is both nurturing and demanding, youth ages 5 -18 have
the opportunity to study a string instrument from beginning through the advanced levels.
Solo recitals, group concerts, public performances, and master classes by world-renowned
artists, provide students with outstanding developmental opportunities.
- Lessons and classes are conducted at the WKU Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center
- Private Lessons (individual lessons with assigned faculty)
- Group Classes (classes with other children of comparable age and skill level)
Pre-College teachers include the Artist Faculty at WKU. Their teaching approach is
based on a modified Suzuki method, combining philosophies of Shinichi Suzuki, Paul
Rolland, Mimi Zweig, among others. They bring passion and knowledge for music education
as well as international performing experience to the program.
Learning to play an instrument at a high level helps to foster creativity, self-confidence,
and a sense of discipline that extends to all aspects of a student's life. The lessons
learned by a young person striving to be their absolute best do not end in achieving
technical proficiency in playing a string instrument; rather, through this course
of study, the student learns the value of hard work and determination, the focus necessary
to succeed, and the joy of music.