Violin Chamber Class
Become a stronger violinist this fall in our group violin chamber class!
Are you an intermediate violinist looking to advance your craft beyond what is available in conventional private lessons and school music programs? Our Group Violin Chamber Class is for you!
Our audition-based program is specifically designed for skilled violinists 10-16 years old who can benefit from the collaborative and competitive nature of group violin classes.
Our curriculum features weekly accelerated technique classes with etudes focused on refining tone production, intonation, and bow control. These techniques will find immediate application in monthly chamber music classes that culminate in a semester’s end performance.
Valeri Speights, BM
American violinist Valeri Speights helps her students advance their technique and musical voice with a thorough and consistent practice methodology.
Valeri studied historically informed performance with Dr. Mario Aschauer & Zachary Carrettin as a member of SHSU’s Center for Early Music Research and Performance (CEMRAP).
Aside from her undergraduate studies, during which she studied with Dr. Pinell and Dr. Gjevre, Valeri is also an alumna of Interlochen Center for the Arts, the Dylana Jenson Workshop, the MasterWorks Festival, and the Saarburg International Chamber Music Festival.
Valeri has been a faculty member of the Woodlands Chamberfest, a non-profit hosted by the Woodlands Pavilion, for several years. She has taught for the Huntsville Youth Orchestra, the Art of Music Studio, the Conservatory of Music at Cinco Ranch, and The Talent House, and was a guest conductor for the Conroe Youth Symphony.
She holds a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from Sam Houston State University.
Schedule & Tuition
Weekly Technique Class
Wednesdays 6pm-7pm starting August 31st
Monthly Chamber Music Class
Saturday September 10th @ 10:30am-11:30am
Saturday October 8th @ 10:30am-11:30am
Saturday November 5th @ 10:30am-11:30am
Saturday December 10th @ 10:30am-11:30am
Tuition includes weekly technique classes, monthly chamber music classes, and private recital performance on Saturday December 10th.
*Students must be 10-16 years old to audition for the class*
The audition includes an intake form and video performance submission that can be found below.
Audition deadline is Friday August 19th @ 5pm
Results of the audition and acceptance status will be sent out on Wednesday August 24th. We look forward to reviewing your auditions – good luck!