The primary instructor in Strings is Marc Powell.
The minimum age for starting in the Strings studio is 7 years old. Younger students may be evaluated and possibly started earlier on a case by case basis.
Beginners will be started with the Sassmannshaus Tradition Curriculum. Marc Powell has been a certified Sassmannahaus instructor since 2010. After completing Level 2 of the Sassmannshaus method, students will be transitioned into repertoire and etude books such as the RCM Strings Series. Advanced students will also study orchestral excerpts.
Students are encouraged to rent their instruments from Mercury Fine Violins in Chesapeake, VA.
To get started in the strings studio, please visit our new student page.