Information for Ashley Hall Families with Strings Students

Information for Ashley Hall Families with Strings Students

Curricular Strings at Ashley Hall | Kindergarten – 12th grade

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. This program is available to Ashley Hall students in their curricular day. Please see below for detailed information by grade level.

Curricular Strings | Kindergarten, 1st grade, and Pre-First Boys

This curriculum is offered to Ashley Hall Kindergarten, 1st grade, and Pre-First Boy students during the school day and is included in tuition. The curriculum consists of violin and cello classes multiple times per week. Students are provided an instrument for use during the class period for no additional fee and private lessons are not required. This curriculum introduces students to their instruments using a modified Suzuki teaching method.

Strings at Ashley Hall | 2nd-4th grade

Ashley Hall girls in 2nd through 4th grade may participate in extracurricular lessons and group class. The Lower School Orchestra is required for all students taking private violin, viola, or cello lessons. This class meets on Thursday afternoon from 3:30 p.m.-4:45 p.m. Students are required to attend one lesson and one group class per week. There is an optional afterschool supervised practice program for students in 2nd-4th grade. Parents are required to attend at least one lesson a month and are encouraged to attend all lessons if possible. For Ashley Hall students, individual lessons are offered before and after school and during certain PE and music class times. Instrument rental is available through Ashley Hall but is limited. Violin and cello rental are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

Lower School Orchestra Class Fee (Required) | semester: $130/ year: $260
Classical Guitar Group | semester: $130/year: $260

Optional Practice Program 1 day | $70 per 7 week session
Optional Practice Program 2 day |$140 per 7 week session
Optional Practice Program 3 day | $210 per 7 week session

Violin/Viola Rental (based on availability): semester: $100/year: $200

Curricular Strings | 5th – 12th grade

Again in 5th grade, Ashley Hall girls may take an elective strings class during their school day with fees included in their tuition. The curriculum consists of orchestra rehearsals and theory classes multiple times per week. Students are required to take private lessons through the Carolina Strings Academy or approved outside private teachers. Private lesson fees and instrument rental are not included in Ashley Hall tuition.

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 | [email protected] | (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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