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  A NEW STRINGS INITIATIVE

Clinics

"Strings  CAN!"

By introducing young string players to new genres, styles, and techniques, The Moxie Strings help students begin to explore their instruments as a vehicle of creativity, and open the door to becoming great musicians, not just great classical players. The band delivers their message in a fun, accessible way, and stands before students as the illustration of the many opportunities that music holds! Learn more by clicking the video below:

"One of my 5th graders said it best: 
'best orchestra class EVER!'"
         -Carol johnson, Orchestra Director at Jenison Middle School

"The future of music could not be in better hands." -current magazine

In addition to being seasoned performers, Diana and Alison have extensive teaching experience and hold degrees in music and music education. They've spent much time researching the introduction of improvisation and composition to classical string students of all ages, and have developed a series of activities to make instrumental creativity fun, comfortable, and accessible. 

"My students were so energized by the clinic that we started an alternative styles club!"
                                -Ann Marie Jones, Orchestra director, traverse city west high school

The Moxie Strings' clinics can be adapted to reach all age groups and can vary in length and content.  Clinics can include, but are not limited to:
  • Learning by ear            
  • Improvisation                
  • Rock, Blues or Fiddle Styles
  • Arranging                   
  • An Evening Concert 
  • Recruitment/Retention Concerts         
  • Tune-writing
  • Music Theory
  • A Moxie Strings performance
  • Orchestral Arrangements
  • Composition
  • FUN

The Moxie  Strings  would  love  to  work 
  with   you  and your  students

We are excited to announce that The Moxie Strings have partnered with Shar Products Company!  Shar’s support this 2012-2013 school season has allowed us to reach many more students and teachers.

Please join us in thanking Shar for helping to provide new opportunities for young string players!

Have questions?  Email Shar at schools@sharmusic.com OR call 1-866-742-7261 to speak to an Educational Sales Representative. 

Ask us about an exclusive Shar package offered to

teachers that have worked with The Moxie Strings! 

The Moxie Strings' School Clinics

featured on NPR. Click to Listen

Past clinics include:

  • Ann Arbor Public Schools, MI
  • San Antonio NISD, TX
  • Troy Public Schools, MI
  • Fairfax County Public, VA
  • N. Hampshire Cooperative, NH
  • Dublin Public Schools, OH
  • Walled Lake Public Schools, MI
  • Humble Schools, TX
  • Kentwood Public Schools, MI
  • Jenison Public Schools, MI
  • Hilliard Schools, OH
  • Ann Arbor School for the Performing Arts, MI
  • Traverse City Public Schools, MI
  • Waverly Community Schools, MI
  • Forest Hills Eastern, MI
  • Hudsonville Christian, MI
  • Bloomfield Hills Schools, MI
  • South Haven Public Schools, MI
  • Grand Haven Public Schools, MI
  • Zealand Public Schools, MI
  • Black River Public School, MI

Among many others! 

"My students were so energized by the visit and had a new burst of enthusiasm for playing that has continued on with them. I can't wait to have The Moxie Strings return to work with another group of students!”

-Caitlin Mihalko, Orchestra Director,

  Farmington Hills High School