ASO String Academy

The mission of the ASO String Academy is to provide an opportunity for excellence in the pursuit of high-quality musical education, based on the methods and philosophies of Shinichi Suzuki, Mimi Zweig and Paul Rolland. This is a proven method for developing confidence, creative thinking, and a general work ethic that will assist students' musical and non-musical endeavors. The students of the Academy receive weekly group and private lessons, as well as performance opportunities throughout the semester.

The ASO String Academy is fortunate to have a faculty of world-class musicians and teachers.

Faculty Contact Information

Katherine Williamson

Director/Violin Instructor

Timothy MacDuff

Violin Instructor

Geronimo Oyenard

Violin Instructor

Joanna Klett

Cello instructor

2023-2024 Schedule

FALL DATES Monday, August 28th - Saturday, December 16th 2023

NO CLASS or LESSONS November 20th - November 26th 2023

SPRING DATES Monday, January 22nd - Sunday, May 12th 2024

NO CLASS or LESSONS March 18th - March 24th 2024

Halloween Concert: Saturday, October 28th 2023 @ 3:00 PM

Fall Recitals: Saturday, December 16th @ 3:00 PM & Saturday, December 16th @ 5:00 PM

Spring Gala: Saturday, April 20th 2024 @ 3:00 PM

Spring Recitals: Saturday May 11th 2024 @ 5:00 PM &; Sunday, May 12th 2024 @ 12:00 PM

Offering weekly private and group lessons for violin and cello

  • For violin, we accept students ages 4 -18.
  • For cello, we accept students ages 7-18.
  • Offering group and individual performance opportunities
    • Private lessons once a week (lesson length and teacher assignment determined by the instructor) *please check with instructor before registering for a new lesson duration
    • Teachers for the private lesson might be different from the group lesson

Fees (based on the length of private lessons)

  • 30-minute private lesson: $500
  • 45-minute private lesson: $660
  • 60-minute private lesson: $820
  • Fees include all group and private lessons and activities in the semester
  • Any non-ASO String Academy student of Ms. Jo or Ms. Katherine is welcome to attend any group class with a donation to the Education Department of $50/semester.

DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT THE DIRECTOR WITH QUESTIONS REGARDING
FINANCIAL AID/SCHOLARSHIP OR FOR A COPY OF ACADEMY HANDBOOK

VIOLIN CLASS TIMES

  • Allegro Violin: Mondays 5:15 - 6:00 PM Byrne Hall WILLIAMSON (Beginner Class)
  • Vivace Violin: Mondays 4:15 - 5:00 PM Byrne Hall WILLIAMSON (Intermediate Class)
  • Presto Violin: Tuesdays 6:00 - 6:45 PM Byrne Hall WILLIAMSON (Advanced Class)

CELLO CLASS TIMES

  • Beginning/Book One Cello: Mondays 5:15 - 5:45 PM Fitzgerald Hall KLETT
  • Book Two/Three Cello: Tuesdays 5:00 - 5:45 PM Fitzgerald Hall KLETT
  • Advanced Cello: Mondays 6:00 - 6:45 PM Fitzgerald Hall KLETT