Levine offers private lessons, group classes, chamber groups and orchestra and harp ensembles for string players of all styles, ages and abilities. Instruction is available on violin, viola, cello, string bass and harp in many styles including classical, orchestral, jazz, chamber music, fiddle, blues and Suzuki method.
Learn more about the Suzuki program for strings.
For more information, contact the String Department Chair Aron Rider at (202) 686-8000 x1584 or
Spring String Fling!
Sunday, June 2, 2013
1:00 - 5:00 PM
NW DC Campus
The Spring String Fling is a day to celebrate playing a stringed instrument. Students of all levels and ages are welcome, and it is open and free to all Levine String Department students. The day will include workshop classes, a student recital, and a faculty recital.
Reserve your spot today!
Levine offers private instruction year round in 22 instruments and voice – for the beginner, lifelong amateur, or budding virtuoso. Private lessons provide students with individual instruction with one of Levine’s talented faculty members and are geared towards the specific ...
Private lessons provide students with individual instruction with one of Levine’s talented faculty members and are geared towards the specific goals, needs and aspirations of each student regardless of experience or age. For new students, we take the time and ...
Explore the many facets of violin technique in the performance of jazz, rock, blues, salsa and hip-hop; from Ellington to Bo Diddley, Puente to Tupac through private instruction. Applicants must be intermediate to advanced violinists, fluent at reading music.
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This fun and engaging camp is a great way for students who are interested in cello to get a head start on Fall, and discover the wonder of the instrument. Students learn proper instrument setup, technique, and simple repertoire in ...
Ideal for students switching into viola for the school year! Designed for current violinists who want to explore adding or switching to viola, this three-week camp provides both group work and individual instruction through a master class setting. Students ...
(Ages 7 - 18)
Who knew the violin could be so versatile! In this workshop, violin students play a wide variety of ensemble pieces, from Bach to Björk. Each group learns four songs, to be prepared and memorized ahead of time ...
(Ages 11 - 18)
An exciting, hands-on introduction to jazz for middle and high school students this summer!
Dig into jazz and learn what it’s all about! This week-long camp is a perfect introduction for students looking towards high school jazz ...
(Ages 12 - 18)
Develop your chamber ensemble skills in a fun-filled environment! This week-long camp is a great opportunity for violinists, violists, cellists, and pianists to make music together and learn from the area's leading professional musicians.
Prerequisite: string players ...
(Ages 8 - 13)
Develop your ensemble skills in a fun-filled environment! This week-long camp is a great opportunity for violinists, violists, and cellists to make music together and learn from the area's leading professional musicians.
Prerequisite: students should be taking ...
This interactive three-day workshop is designed to give amateur jazz musicians of all levels an opportunity to expand their jazz experience under the direction of Levine’s expert jazz faculty. The workshop includes small and large group jam sessions, level-specific jazz ...
(Ages 14 to Adult)
This course guides students through fundamental material about pitches, intervals, triads, seventh chords, voicing, harmonic progressions, chord substitutions and scales, including seven diatonic modes, blues scales and symmetrical scales. Students analyze recorded performances and also write their ...
(Ages 12 to Adult)
Using elements of melody, harmony, rhythm, structure and expression, students of all instruments develop the ability to improvise in many styles, including jazz. Students also learn how to listen to and interact with each other while improvising ...
This class provides students with the opportunity to try out the harp before committing to private lessons and instrument rental/purchase. Using harps at Levine, students explore the instrument’s history, proper playing posture, hand position, and introductory technique. Students learn ...
(Teens and Adults)
Like to play, but hate to practice? Learn some valuable tips on how to create effective and efficient practice strategies to maximize your progress. Applicable to all instruments and voice.
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(Ages 7 - 18)
Who knew the violin could be so versatile! In this workshop, violin students play a wide variety of ensemble pieces, from Bach to Björk. Each group learns four songs, to be prepared ...
(Ages 6 - 19)
This program offers young intermediate to advanced musicians a unique opportunity to learn string quartet repertoire under the guidance of Levine’s expert chamber music faculty. The program includes 18 hourlong coaching sessions, ...
(Ages 13 - 18 years)
Developed by Levine’s Chamber Music Department, the Sonata Project provides an intensive workshop, master class and performance experience for duos of very dedicated young musicians. Auditions are open to instrumentalists and ...
Explore great repertoire in an ensemble setting, while improving intonation, bowing styles, phrasing, dynamics and ensemble techniques. All instruments are welcome! This community ensemble for adults is open to advanced-beginner and early-intermediate musicians, performing mostly ...
(Ages 11 - 19)
Based on the models offered by most of the youth orchestra programs in the US, this ensemble program is designed for intermediate to advanced string, woodwind, brass and percussion students. The young ...
(Ages 8 - 13)
Based on the models offered by most of the youth orchestra programs in the US, these introductory classes help young students (strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion) develop note reading and ensemble skills. ...
(Ages 10 - 18)
Through a collaboration with the Maryland Classic Youth Orchestra (MCYO), Levine’s Harp Ensemble accommodates for varying levels of ability and offers a number of unique performance opportunities, including Strathmore Hall, National Institutes ...
(Ages 6 - 8)
This beginner orchestra has been designed and inspired by the conductor’s experience with the Venezuelan Youth Orchestra System. Young string players are introduced to their instruments through an orchestral experience, as the ...
(Ages 7 - 9)
This class is a continuation of the Levine String Orchestra for Beginners, an orchestra designed and inspired by the conductor’s experience with the Venezuelan Youth Orchestra System (“El Sistema”). Students who ...