Phone: 501-666-1761 | Email:

Sturgis Music Academy

Registration for Summer Session '19 (Jun 15- Jul 12) and is ready. Please click below to sign up!



The mission of the Sturgis Music Academy is to provide an opportunity for excellence in the pursuit of high-quality musical education, based on methods and philosophies of Mimi Zweig, Shinichi Suzuki, 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 group and private lessons each week, as well as performance opportunities throughout the semester. 

Follow us on Facebook!

PROGRAM INFORMATION (Summer Session '19)

  • Application deadline: May 31, 2019
  • Class offerings and fees for new beginners
    • Fees:
      • Violin and Viola: $135
      • Cello: $150
    • 30-minute one-on-one private lesson once a week
    • 60-minute group class once a week
    • Instruments will be provided for beginner students
  • Class Offering and fees for all other level students
    • Fees:
      • 30-minute private lesson: $210
      • 45-minute private lesson: $280
      • 60-minute private lesson: $350
    • Private lessons twice a week (lesson length determined by the instructor)
    • 60-minute group class once a week
  • Class Schedule
    • Violin
      • Class A, Monday, 4-5p (beginner)
      • Class B, Tuesday, 4-5p
      • Class C, Monday, 5-6p
    • Cello
      • Class A, Tuesday, 5-6p (beginner)
      • Class B, Tuesday, 6-7p
    • Chamber Ensemble
      • Monday, 6-7p
      • Most advanced violin and cello students will be assigned to the chamber ensemble
  • Tuition
    • Tuition in full is due at June 21, 2019
  • Program Calendar
    • June 15, Saturday, 3 pm—Ice Cream Social/Orientation
    • June 17, Monday—Group and private lessons begin
    • June 22, Saturday, 3 pm— Parents: the best practice helper!
      • A session teaching parents how to become the best practice helpers for the students
    • June 29, Saturday, 3 pm—Music Appreciation
      • A lecture given by Ethan Young about topics of classical music
    • July 11, Thursday, 5 pm & 6 pm—Solo recitals I & II
    • July 12, Friday, 6 pm—Summer Celebration Concert
      • Students should arrive at 5:30 pm, location to be determined

**All lessons and events held at Byrne Hall (2417 N Tyler Street, Little Rock, AR, 72207)

Faculty Contact Information (click name for bio)

Sturgis Music Academy Director Ms. Tze-Ying Wu / Violin instructor

Graham Jones / Violin instructor

Katherine Williamson / Violin instructor

Ethan Young / Cello instructor

 Please contact Tze-Ying for any questions!


Donate Now

A donation to ASO puts instruments in the hands of children, makes live symphonic music accessible to all Arkansans, and makes it possible for world-class musicians to call Arkansas home. 

Every dollar counts, and each donation helps ensure a sustainable, thriving future for ASO.

Backstage: The ASO Blog

Sturgis Music Academy Summer Gala Concert, July 1, 2017


Countdown to ASO Giving Day!

Subscribe and Save

New Subscribers SAVE 50%

Subscribe Online

2019-2020 Season Brochure

 2019-2020 Season Brochure - Page 1

2019-2020 Season Brochure - Page 2

ASO Insider Signup

Want to be 'in the know' of ASO news? Sign up for our newsletter to receive our latest concert announcements, special offers, upcoming events, and more!

Entergy Kids Ticket

entergykids ticket module

Season Sponsors

  • acxiom.jpg
  • ar_arts.jpg
  • LR_cvb.jpg
  • simmons_logo_season_sponsor.JPG
  • stella_boyl.jpg