"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 simple philosophy that “practice makes progress.” Students who maintain a consistent practice routine can master playing an instrument and will experience progress. The studio's mission is to provide a positive, fun atmosphere where students are nurtured in the educational, technical & musical skills needed to succeed on their instrument.
Adobe Strings provides the public with professional adult musicians available to hire as a Duo, Trio or Quartet for all types of occasions. Please contact the studio for availability.
Private Lessons offer students of all ages individualized instruction using traditional pedagogy enriched and enhanced with classical repertoire, Fiddle & Pop tunes & Suzuki songs with optional performance outlets. Teaching styles are adjusted to blend with each student's changing goals & needs. An introductory tuition discount is available to new students.
Group Lessons offer same instrument instruction in a group setting for young students curious about learning to play viola, violin or cello. It includes a basic introduction on playing and proper position with the goal of progressing to 1:1 instruction. Classes are based on availability.
Debut Strings is a program for multiple instruments offering young players an introductory orchestral experience. 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 to help students learn to basic team & leadership skills. A brief intro to music theory and conducting from a score are also included. Program is subject to student availability.
Whitson Chamber Music Workshop (2003-2013) gave young string players a first-hand experience playing in duos, trios, quartets & small chamber ensembles. WCMW collaborated with the Los Angeles Philharmonic's Harmony Project, Harper Performing Arts' Chamber Music Academy and Festival Mozaic. WCMW's conservatory-trained staff performed with the nation's top symphony orchestras and Hollywood's movie, studio recording & TV industries.
Tue - Thu
9 am - 12 noon
2 pm - 6 pm