Advanced Strings Description

This is a class designed for students who have been playing for a minimum of 2-3 years and can demonstrate mastery of the basic skills of proper position, music reading, and play confidently in the keys of D, G, C, F and B-flat Major, as well as d and g minor. This ensemble will challenge students to develop good rehearsal habits and discipline, as well as expose them to a variety of music that will develop sight reading, ensemble, and performance skills. This is the perfect class for the student that has been taking private lessons for a few years and would like to supplement them with the excitement of playing in an ensemble and sharing music with others. Students will perform in the KEYS Winter and Spring Concerts. Private lessons are strongly encouraged at this level, especially if students desire to move up to the chamber level.

Textbooks and Supplies

Essential Technique for Strings (Book 3) specific to the student's instrument
Students will begin using the Advanced Technique for Strings method book in the 2nd semester.
Under Class Details, see the Class Attachment for a picture of the textbooks.

Folding music stand to bring to KEYS
1" black 3-ring binder with dividers and pockets
Metronome/tuner for practice at home
(Violins and violas are required to use a shoulder rest.)


A minimum of 2-3 years with the recommendation of Mrs. Garcia. Students must demonstrate mastery of the basic skills of proper position and music reading.

Class Information

Parents are responsible for purchasing all textbooks and supplies before the first day of class.

Supply fees are due to each teacher on the first day of class. This fee covers materials, lab supplies, and other expenses incurred by the teacher. They are a one-time fee.

Please note the grade level for this class. Students younger than the recommended grade levels need special permission before signing up for the class. Please contact the office for more information.

What happens if a class is full? You may email to be waitlisted.

  • Category: Fine Arts
  • Subject: Strings
  • Days: Tue, Thur
  • Times: 12:30 pm-1:25 pm
  • Grade Level: 6-12
  • Teacher: Heather Garcia
  • Monthly Tuition: $52
  • Supply Fee: $25
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