Carolina Strings Academy and Private Lessons at Ashley Hall

Carolina Strings Academy and Private Lessons

Serving the greater Charleston community and Ashley Hall students, the Carolina Strings Academy offers private lessons coupled with group classes and performance opportunities for students of all levels. Classes in violin, viola, and cello and are offered at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. 

Strings | appropriate for age 5 years and above

The strings program encourages character development, improves focus skills, and helps build self-esteem as students acquire the knowledge and skills needed to become proficient musicians. Academy instructors are highly qualified professionals with extensive pedagogical training and education experience. The Lower School Orchestra is open to community members and Ashley Hall students in grades 2-4. This class occurs on Thursday afternoons from 3:30pm-4:45pm and is required of Ashley Hall violin, viola, and cello students in 2nd-4th grade.

Faculty
Violin: Liz Dinwiddie, Ben Weiss, Jenny Weiss, Frances Hsieh, Sadie DeWall
Viola Liz Dinwiddie, Ben Weiss
Cello: Aubrey Gray, Damien Kremer, Cameron Williams

Fee Information:
Private lesson fees are based on a 14-week semester.
30 minute lesson | semester: $510/ year: $1,020
40 minute lesson | semester: $672.68 (Ashley Hall day students only)/ year: $1,345.36
45 minute lesson | semester: $755/ year: $1,510
60 minute lesson | semester: $1,000/year: $2,000

Required Lower School Orchestra (Grades 2-4) Class Fee | $130
Optional Practice Program 1 day | $130
Optional Practice Program 2 day |$260
Optional Practice Program 3 day | $420 

Information for Ashley Hall Families

Piano | appropriate for age 4 and above

Students who are interested in piano may register for lessons with one of Ashley Hall’s piano teachers. Private lessons are scheduled based on the student and teacher availability. Our piano students participate in the Royal Conservatory of Music yearly examinations. Your private teacher will have more information once lessons commence.

Faculty
Piano: Anna Brock, Elsa Dixon, Jan Smith

Fee Information:
Private lesson fees are based on a 14-week semester.
20 minute lesson | semester: $323.40 (2-5 year old students only)/ year: $646.80
30 minute lesson | semester: $510/ year: $1,020
40 minute lesson | semester: $672.68 (Ashley Hall day students only)/ year: $1,345.36
45 minute lesson | semester: $755/ year: $1,510
60 minute lesson | semester: $1,000/year: $2,000

RCM examinations | based on participation

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Voice | appropriate for age 14 years and above
VOICE LESSONS ARE CURRENTLY FULL

Students who are interested in voice may register for lessons with Ashley Hall’s voice teacher. Private lessons are scheduled based on the student and teacher availability.

Faculty
Piano: Katherine Clarkson

Fee Information:
Private lesson fees are based on a 14-week semester.
30 minute lesson | semester: $510/ year: $1,020
40 minute lesson | semester: $672.68 (Ashley Hall day students only)/ year: $1,345.36
45 minute lesson | semester: $755/ year: $1,510
60 minute lesson | semester: $1,000/year: $2,000

For more information about Carolina Strings Academy and Private Lessons please contact:

Liz Dinwiddie | Performing Arts Department Chair | dinwiddiee@ashleyhall.org | (843) 722-4088

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Ashley Hall is a private school for girls, serving kindergarten through twelfth grade students, with a coeducational preschool in Charleston, South Carolina.
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