All string players need weekly private lessons to successfully participate in advanced orchestral music programs.
Summer private lessons for violin, viola, 'cello, and string bass are available to African American students who have had at least one year of public school strings class. Thirty minute lessons are taught at North Heights Christian Church (3030 N. Hillside, Wichita, KS) on Thursday evenings and Friday mornings at Saint Mark United Methodist Church (1525 N. Lorraine Ave.) from early June through July. Exact dates for this summer are listed on our calendar. The tuition for nine weeks of private lessons, activities and a NASAW t-shirt is $65.00. Scholarships based on need are available.
LARGE GROUP LESSONS AND EVENTS
Large group lessons and events take place periodically throughout the summer. These events are free and feature both national and local guest teachers. We have traveled to the OK Mozart Festival in Bartlesville Ok and Nicodemus Kansas to perform in classes and recitals. Read more about past events and classes on our "What is NASAW?" page.
ANNUAL SUMMER RECITAL
Our annual recital takes place in late July (see Calendar for this year's date). Our recital features student solo and chamber music performances. After the recital, the audience is invited to a cookies and punch reception to meet and congratulate our string students.