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Summer Strings Practice Club Level One - Improve on Violin, Viola, or Cello

Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(23)
Keep practicing and improving on your instrument with a fun group of musicians. Learn to be mindful of playing skills as you build your repertoire with fun folk songs and exercises.

Class experience

Students will improve their posture, technique and intonation on their instruments. Students will find encouragement to practice their instruments and share their music with others. Students will build repertoire. 
Stacey Rae Sinclair is a lifelong musician with the heart of a teacher. She is a certified teacher with a master's degree in education. Over her 15 years of teaching, she has taught private lessons, workshops, and camps. Stacey Rae Sinclair is a successful teacher on Outschool. Since September of 2020, she has been in good standing, with a 5-star rating. She founded Stacey Rae Sinclair Music (SRS Music & STEAM) to help fill the consistent demand for 1:1 violin lessons, fiddle classes, and more. Her mission is to bring a love of learning and joy for music to all her learners.

Bodhi Bryan-Roig has a huge passion for music. He has been playing the violin for over 10 years and the guitar for over 7 years. He wants to share his passion for music with others. He hopes to inspire kids to pick up and continue to play the violin, an instrument he immediately fell in love with. Bodhi studied classical violin under Stacey Rae Sinclair. He is ideally suited to join the SRS Music team, with the perfect combination of musical skill and teaching philosophy. When teaching, he always focuses on the things learners are doing right. He gives encouragement and advice through positive feedback.
Chris Jones is a lifelong musician and multi-instrumentalist. He began learning Suzuki Cello at 3 years old and picked up violin in grade school. After discovering an old mandolin in a closet, Chris fell in love with the instrument and learned bluegrass and folk music. From there, he went on to learn guitar, banjo, and piano as part of his continuing music studies. 

Chris earned his Doctorate in Music from West Virginia University. He has taught music as a visiting assistant professor at West Virginia Wesleyan College, teaching applied instrumental lessons in guitar, mandolin, banjo, bass, and fiddle. He also founded the West Virginia Wesleyan Appalachian ensemble and taught music theory, ear training, music history, and general education courses in music appreciation. Chris is a talented educator who makes learning music fun and accessible for students of all ages and skill levels. With his breadth of knowledge and expertise on several instruments, he is sure to be a great fit for your young musician.

Julia Seaton loves helping students find joy in music and accomplish their goals! She has taught violin since 2015 and beginning piano since 2017, and she currently performs in concerts with the Oxford Sinfonia. Julia holds a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance, alongside a Bachelor of Arts in Honors Humanities. Her primary violin teachers include Emma McGrath and Alex Russell, and she has performed in orchestras and chamber ensembles under Christopher Russell, Marek Szpakiewicz, Gerry Marsh, Yuki Mori, and Mark Gasbarro. Julia always adjusts her teaching curricula to support each individual student on their unique musical journey. Her mission with every student is to foster a love of music through a blend of challenge and adaptability.

Kimberly Testa has been a music educator for the past 3 decades. She holds several state teaching certificates, including Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New York. Her education includes a BM from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam and a MA from Stony Brook University. Maintaining a focus on classical string and piano instruction, Kim’s primary instruments are violin, viola, and piano, as well as secondary instruments that include cello and acoustic upright string bass and voice.  
In the early 90’s Kim started her teaching career in New York Public Schools.  During that time, Kim taught full-time, performed in a band and community orchestras regularly, adjudicated NYSSMA, LISFA and SCMEA music festivals, and taught privately. After moving to Los Angeles, CA in 1999, Kim started her own private studio, catering to clients in the greater Los Angeles area. She also worked with a private music company that provided music instruction for private and public schools. Kim continued to study, teach and perform regularly until 2005, when she started a family. In 2010 Kim moved to the Boston, MA area. She continued to teach privately on violin, viola, cello and piano, and joined the Wellesley Symphony Orchestra and several other performing groups. In 2016, Kim returned to the public school system and taught in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Now settled in Florida, she maintains a private music studio.
🎻A violin, viola, or cello in good working condition. 
🎻Learners should come to class with their instruments already tuned. Please reach out if you need help and guidance on instrument tuning before class. 
🎻Bow and rosin. 
🎻Shoulder rest (violin and viola)
🎻Rock stop (cello)
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(23)
Welcome to SRS Music & STEAM! Our mission is to bring the wonder of music to your learners. Our curriculum focuses on developing a joy for music and enjoyment of your instrument. We also share connections between music and STEAM concepts including... 
Group Class


1x per week
45 min

Completed by 9 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 8-13
3-6 learners per class

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