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Super Strings at Le Jardin Academy

Super Strings at Le Jardin Academy

Calling all aspiring Windward violinists! Join us for Super Strings at Le Jardin Academy and learn to play the violin from our incredible Academy String Director, Chad Uyehara!

Started in the summer of 2021, Super Strings at Le Jardin Academy is for students who are interested in learning to play the violin and experiencing the joy of music through the violin. We are pleased to now offer both school year and summer violin classes for beginning and intermediate players.

Registration for our Summer 2022 session will start in the spring. Sign up to be notified so you don’t miss out!

Students will learn instrumental technique, rhythmic patterns, note reading skills, listening skills, concepts of musicality, basics of group playing, improvisation, and a variety of musical styles. 

In addition to the time spent in class, students are expected to practice at home daily for optimal progress. Students are also expected to bring their violin, music book, and a pencil to class. We offer instrument loans and financial aid if needed!

This program is presented in partnership with Le Jardin Academy and the Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii; as such, first priority will be given to Le Jardin Academy attendees and BGCH Kailua members. 

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Beginning Violin Class (School Year)

No musical experience necessary! Children ages 8 & up will learn basic instrument care and technique, start reading music, and learn to follow a conductor in this weekly class.

Class Times

School Year: SATURDAYS from September 2021 through April 2022 (subject to change)

  • Beginning Violin: Saturdays from 2:30 – 3:30 pm
  • Winter Break: 12/18, 12/25 and 1/1
  • Spring Break: 3/19
Registration

Sign up for registration info!

Spots are limited due to limited class sizes and evolving COVID-19 restrictions. Availability will be on a first come first served basis.

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Intermediate Violin Class (School Year)

New this year is Super Strings’ weekly Intermediate Violin Class for students with at least 1 year of experience. Building on the Beginning Violin Class, the Intermediate Violin Class introduces fundamentals of orchestral playing.

Class Times

School Year: SATURDAYS from September 2021 through April 2022 (subject to change)

  • Intermediate Violin: Saturdays from 3:45 – 4:45 pm
  • Winter Break: 12/18, 12/25 and 1/1
  • Spring Break: 3/19
Registration

Sign up for registration info!

Spots are limited due to limited class sizes and evolving COVID-19 restrictions. Availability will be on a first come first served basis.

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Beginning Violin Class (Summer)

We have daily beginning classes available for students grades 3-6, as well as Grades 7-12. This summer class is a great opportunity to have fun and learn something new! No prior musical experience necessary.

Class Times

Summer: Weekdays in the afternoon from June-July, schedule TBA

Registration

Sign up for registration info!

Spots are limited due to limited class sizes and evolving COVID-19 restrictions. Availability will be on a first come first served basis.

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Intermediate Violin Class (Summer)

New this year is Super Strings’ Summer Intermediate Violin Class for students with at least 1 year of experience. This daily Intermediate Violin Class is an opportunity to level up your violin skills over the summer! 

Class Times

Summer: Weekdays in the afternoon from June-July, schedule TBA

Registration

Sign up for registration info!

Spots are limited due to limited class sizes and evolving COVID-19 restrictions. Availability will be on a first come first served basis.

Location

Le Jardin Academy

917 Kalanianaʻole Hwy
Kailua, HI
96734

Schedule Overview

School Year: SATURDAYS from September 2021 through April 2022 (subject to change)

  • Beginning Violin: Saturdays from 2:30 – 3:30 pm
  • Intermediate Violin: Saturdays from 3:45 – 4:45 pm
  • Winter Break: 12/18, 12/25 and 1/1
  • Spring Break: 3/19

 

Summer: Weekdays in the afternoon from June-July, schedule TBA

Tuition

Tuition for the 2021-2022 season is $525.00.

If finances are an issue, we encourage you to apply for financial aid on the registration form.

Age Eligibility

At least 8 years old by September 1, 2021 and entering grade 3.

Instrument Rentals

Hawaii Youth Symphony provides instrument rental options for currently enrolled students. The Instrument rental form can be found here.

Health and Safety Requirements and Expectations
  • COVID-19 Vaccine
    • All students 12 & older will be required to be vaccinated to participate.
  • Masks that cover the nose and mouth will be required at all times
  • Students will remain socially distant

We are essential to the military’s morale and bring a spirit that cannot be replicated by pre-recorded music. Our music helps to soften the fears and anxieties of our bravest citizen soldiers and airmen.

Dr. Brent Rubio

Hawaii National Guard and 111th Army Band

Future Leaders

Every time I hear HYS perform, I think how awesome Hawaii will be with these people as our future leaders.

Tammy J.

Concertgoer

Life-changing!

Participating in HYS was an amazing, life-changing experience. I made lifelong friends and learned to respect myself.

Jason B.

Former Student