Skip to main content
Skip to main content

Pre-College Strings Program

Pre-College Strings Program

The WKU Pre-College Strings Program is pleased to offer high quality instruction for violin, viola, and cello. 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. 

Program Structure
• Lessons and classes are conducted at the WKU Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center
• 14 Private Lessons (individual lessons with assigned faculty)
• Group Classes (classes with other children of comparable age and skill level)


Click Here to sign up for Lessons


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.

The Benefits of Learning an Instrument

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. 



Note: documents in Portable Document Format (PDF) require Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or higher to view,
download Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Note: documents in Excel format (XLS) require Microsoft Viewer,
download excel.

Note: documents in Word format (DOC) require Microsoft Viewer,
download word.

Note: documents in Powerpoint format (PPT) require Microsoft Viewer,
download powerpoint.

Note: documents in Quicktime Movie format [MOV] require Apple Quicktime,
download quicktime.

 Last Modified 8/1/17