Students age 3 through 12th grade are able to participate at any level of experience
String Ensemble is a collaborative effort of both upper and lower school students who participate in the Private String Instruction Program. The Private Music Instruction Beginner Program is designed for children with no previous stringed instrument experience; this string program combines the Suzuki method with traditional Western teaching methods. The Intermediate - Advanced Program continues to develop the technique and musicianship of each student. All students study music theory and ear training. Playing in the String Ensemble provides the Private Music Instruction students with practical use of the knowledge and techniques presented in the private lessons as well as the gratification of playing with others. Students receive one private lesson a week, and participate in both a wintertime and springtime performance.
About the Instructor
Director of the String Ensemble and private music instructor Mr. Warren Wenger has been teaching music lessons for over 30 years. He began playing the violin at age 12 and attended the Philadelphia Musical Academy where he pursued a degree in Musical Performance on the violin. Mr. Wenger has played in the Lansdowne Symphony, the Philharmonic of Southern New Jersey and currently plays with the Pennsport String Band in Philadelphia. He also plays in church and professionally for weddings and special occasions.