Learning Through Music!
In-School String Quartet Demos

Each demo is tied to a curriculum. Demos are not available on Mondays.
Per diem and mileage fees apply for visits outside Pulaski County.
30 Minute duration.

Student/Teacher Supplements for In-School Quartet Demos:

string quartet performing for children who are seated on the floor with their backs to the viewer

All Demos are interactive!

$90 each or 3 for $200 - 75 person limit

Demo Add-Ons:

Instrument Petting Zoo

(Best for grades 2-8)

Add an instrument petting zoo to any demo and give each of your students the chance to touch and play a violin, viola, and cello with the guidance of a quartet member. This hands-on experience will be the highlight of the day!

"Recorder Karate" Student Recital

(Best for grades 2-5)

Students perform selected pieces from "Recorder Karate" with the string quartet in a mini recital! This recital can be added to any demo. Songs include: Hot Cross Buns, Merrily We Roll Along, It's Raining, Old MacDonald, Twinkle, Twinkle, Ode to Joy 1, When the Saints Go Marching In, Amazing Grace, Ode to Joy.

Each add-on is $35 and lasts approximately 15 minutes.

Call or email Joanna Klett at (501) 666-1761, ext. 121 or jklett@arkansassymphony.org


Observe the quartet play and discuss their instruments: violin, viola, and cello. Students will then try their own hands on the instruments with the musicians.

Musical Selections

Bartok, Mozart, Haydn


Learn about the legendary composer's life, the history of Vienna, and musical concept of form.

Musical Selections

Beethoven's String Quartet Opus 18, No. 4


Explore how musical elements like dynamics, harmony, melody, and texture influence emotions.

Musical Selections

Mozart's String Quartet in G Major, K. 156, 1st Mvt (Presto)

Mozart's String Quartet No. 22 in B-flat Major, K.589, 1st Mvt (Allegro)

Beethoven's String Quartet No. 16, Op. 135

Beethoven's String Quartet No. 13, Op. 130, 1st Mvt

Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 8, 1st and 2nd Mvt (Largo and Allegro Molto)

Women in Music

Women have been writing music for at least 1,000 years. Explore their experience, and compare and contrast the lives of women composers with other famous women who lived at the same time.

Musical Selections

Saint Hildegard von Bingen's Antiphonae

Fanny Mendelssohn's Gebet in der Christnacht (Christmas Prayer)

Ethel Smyth's Quartet in E minor, 1st Mvt

Teresa Carreño's String Quartet