Lessons

NorthWoods Strings Lessons

NorthWoods Strings has several goals, including providing a lesson program that is strong, but also one that is supported by many additional musical opportunities to enrich the musical experience of our students.


Our lesson program includes weekly individual lessons with one of our staff. Once starting into the lesson program, the student will begin working through the core of the program, our progression of learning, our tassel program. This program outlines a systematic progression in small enough slices to encourage your student to build their skills with a concrete goal. The first tassel that they work toward is the Spruce tassel. Additional tassels that they can achieve are the Maple, Ebony, and Pernambuco. These tassels are named for the many woods used in making string instruments.


Once they have achieved their Spruce level, and at the recommendation of their teacher, they are welcome to join in our ensembles. These group experiences enhance the lessons, providing a very different and very important set of skills, and we highly encourage all students to join.


Beyond lessons and ensembles, we have our Coffee House performances, where students have a chance to perform individually or in small groups in a small setting that we feel is very supportive and encourages confidence in our students. Individual teachers coordinate with the students to choose when they will perform. We like every student to perform in one of these nights, but they are quite welcome to perform on multiple evenings.


And all of this starts with our lesson program. Please contact us for more information about joining NorthWoods Strings.