Teen Violin Class

It’s fun to play with others! SS has just added a new class just for Teens. It meets Thursday evenings from 7:00 – 7:30 in addition to a regular hour lesson. The focus will be on freedom of movement in playing, technique, and ensemble.

Intermediate Level $4862.00

Technique routine introduced for access to the advanced repertoire: 3 octave scales/arpeggio, finger velocity, advanced double stops, spiccato, ricochet Whole concertos introduced Sight reading emphasized Preparation for auditions and competition Estimated time of completion: 2-4 years; age 11-13 or by ability

Advanced Beginner Level $3911.00

Ensemble focus to instill listening to others in a group Playing and Reading in different positions, not confined to 1st position Three Key finger patterns introduced More advanced violin technique routine begins: varied bow strokes, shifting, double stops, scales, finger dexterity, vibrato, Transposing songs to different keys Estimated time of completion: 1 – 2 years; … Continue reading “Advanced Beginner Level $3911.00”

Beginner Level $2863.00

How to stand properly with instrument Proper bow and left hand posture reinforced by games Theory and Chamber music Legato/ Detaché / Martle Bowing 1st finger pattern introduced Estimated time of completion: 6 Months -1 year depending on age; age 2 and up


Teachers Promises If they stay at String Strength until they are 18, your child will become an advanced violinist. Students will have the skills to play concerti from memory from the standard repertoire, the 1st violin parts to the string quartets of Haydn, Beethoven, Brahms and others. And they will be able to play 1st … Continue reading “Policies”

Suzuki Triangle: Key to successful lessons

The Suzuki Triangle The Suzuki Triangle, key to the Suzuki Method and to successful lessons, represents the relationship between the Child, Teacher, and Parent. Unlike traditional instrumental lessons, the Suzuki method includes the parent. Parent involvement is valuable for a number of reasons. The parent gets to enjoy their child’s experience of learning to play an instrument. The child … Continue reading “Suzuki Triangle: Key to successful lessons”


Please use the form below to contact us for more information about our violin lessons in Reston.   Our Violin School is conveniently located off Lake Newport Road between Reston Parkway and Fairfax County Parkway in Reston.  We currently serve students in Fairfax, Reston, Chantilly, Herndon, Vienna, Sterling, Oakton, and Ashburn. Our violin studio address … Continue reading “Contact”

Why Start So Young?

Most fundamental motor patterns emerge before the age of five and are merely stabilized beyond that age.* Young ones like repetition and tend not to be self-conscious, so they learn things more slowly but also more thoroughly. Preschool children have fewer competing activities than school aged children do and can take violin lessons easily. Young … Continue reading “Why Start So Young?”