"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, a charm to sadness and gaiety & life to everything." -- Plato
About the Studio
Whitson String Studio is based on the basic philosophy that “practice makes progress.” Students who maintain a regular practice routine can learn to play an instrument and will experience progress. The studio's mission is to provide a positive, fun experience where students are nurtured in the educational, technical & musical skills needed to succeed on their chosen instrument.
Adobe Strings provides the Central Coast with professional musicians who are available to hire as a Duo, Trio or Quartet for all types of events & occasions. Please contact the studio for availability.
Private Lessons offer 1:1 instruction using traditional pedagogy, classical repertoire, Suzuki songs, traditional Fiddle Tunes and informal performance outlets. A variety of teaching styles are used and adjusted to fit each student's changing goals & needs. An introductory tuition discount is available to qualifying students.
Group Lessons offer same instrument instruction in a group setting for younger students who are curious about a string instrument. They receive a basic, very simple introduction to holding and playing the instrument with the goal of progressing to 1:1 instruction.
Debut Strings is a program for multiple instruments offering string players an introductory experience to playing in an orchestra. One year of private instruction and the ability to sightread unfamiliar music is required. Classical music, popular songs and fiddle tunes are introduced in 3 - 4 part harmony where students also learn to build basic team & leadership skills. A brief intro to theory and conducting from a score are also included. Program subject to availability.
Home School Program offers students enrolled in Inspire Charter School Enrichment program with specialized string instruction in private or group class settings in the Santa Maria area. The Beginner Class introduces students without any prior experience to the basic skills of learning how to play viola or violin. Enrollment in the Intermediate Class requires 1 yr + of prior string instruction with more advanced technical skills being taught. Private instruction is recommended for advanced and more serious string players or any student who learns best with 1:1 instruction.
Whitson Chamber Music Workshop offers young string players the experience of playing in duos, trios, quartets & small ensembles. WCMW collaborates with the Los Angeles Philharmonic's Harmony Project, Harper Performing Arts' Chamber Music Academy and Festival Mozaic. The staff artists are conservatory-trained musicians who work with many of the nation's top symphony orchestras and the movie, recording & TV industries.
Arroyo Grande, CA
Hours: Tue, Wed, Thur only
9 am - 12 pm
2 pm - 6 pm