Community Music Center offers violin lessons

Published 11:54 am Thursday, May 9, 2024

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For the second year in a row, the Longwood Center for Community Music will offer a five-week beginner violin class for fourth and fifth graders this fall. The class will meet on Mondays from 6 to 7 p.m. starting Monday, Oct. 21, in Wygal Hall at Longwood University.

The course will include assembling String Rise violins (included throughout the course), cultivating proper violin hold set-up and playing posture and learning musical terms and skills. In the last few weeks of classes, the students will try their newly developed skills on regular violins.

Families may register for the class online at Registration is $25 and is first come, first serve. Only 10 spots are reserved for the class. Not a fourth or fifth grader, but interested in enrolling in this course? Please notify the group of your interest by e-mailing the string program director, Dr. Lauretta Werner:, or the LCCM director, Dr. Kristen Topham:

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The Longwood Center for Community Music also offers private string and piano lessons, Music Together classes, Let’s Play Music classes and hosts the Heart of VA Community Band. Follow LCCM on Facebook: