Beginning Strings Program

BGCI Violin Lessons PhotoThe Des Moines Symphony Academy’s Beginning Strings Program will provide young, aspiring musicians ages 4 and 5 years old with their first instructional experience on violin, viola or cello.

Group classes will be offered in four semesters yearly—Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer—each semester consisting of nine weeks of 45 minute weekly classes culminating in a large group class taking place during the tenth week, which will provide students with ensemble experience early on in the learning process.  Students may join at the start of any semester.

The Symphony Academy Beginning Strings Program is designed for students to enter the program at age four or five and continue on until they are prepared to begin private lessons at the Symphony Academy and participate in the Symphony Academy Youth Orchestras program. When they move into private studios, they will have all of the skills necessary to move forward with productive weekly private lessons and to be fully participatory members of the Des Moines Symphony Youth Orchestras.

Classes are offered at The Temple for Performing Arts and area locations.

CLASS SCHEDULES
To receive a copy of our next semester’s class schedule, please e-mail Joshua Barlage, Managing Director, at joshua@dmsymphony.org.

2016-2017 SEMESTER DATES 
Fall Semester: week of  September 12 – November 7, 2016
Winter Semester: week of January 2 – February 27, 2017
Spring Semester: week of March 20 – May 15, 2017

2016-2017 GROUP LESSONS TUITION, ATTENDANCE AND STUDENT SAFETY POLICIES
2016-2017 Symphony Academy Group Lessons Tuition, Attendance and Student Safety Policies – rev Jul 2016

 

CANCELLATIONS, MAKE-UPS & REFUNDS

Classes that do not enroll the required minimum number of students 5 days prior to class convening may be cancelled. Students that have paid for a cancelled class will receive a refund or may apply credit to another class or private lesson.

Any class missed due to inclement weather or faculty absence will be made up. No other make-ups will be offered.

If a family needs to drop a class, the Des Moines Symphony Academy will consider refunding the classes missed if dropped within the first 2 weeks of the semester.